Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award

The National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams national Eagle Scout service project of the year award (ESSPY) to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by an Eagle Scout candidate to a religious institution, a school, community or other entity through completion of an Eagle Scout project.

The selection of recipients begins at the local level and is conducted through the council NESA committee (which may utilize a NESA awards sub-committee). The council NESA committee selects a recipient for their respective council from the list of submitted nominations and then forwards a worthy candidate to the National Eagle Scout Association for regional consideration.

Regional ESSPY recipients are selected by each council’s regional NESA scholarship committee. Regional recipients will receive $500, to be available for their future educational purposes or to attend a national or international Scouting event or facility. (Local council will also receive a $500 award.)

Eagle Awards Medal

The recipient of the national award is then selected among regional recipients by a special selection committee of the National Eagle Scout Association. National recipients will receive $2,500, to be available for their future educational purposes or to attend a national or international Scouting event or facility. (Local council will also receive a $2,500 award.)

Recipients

2020
Adithya Palle
2019
Euan McManus#
2018
Nicholas Starks#
2017
Grant Reeg#
Jonathan Andrew Weiss*
2016
Alexander Marrone#
2015
Tate Phillips#
Jordan Thomas Schultz*
2014
Ryan Eugene Davis*
Will Goldie#
2013
Baxter Harris Brown #
Garren James Weiss*
2012
Matthew G. Dooley*
Nicholas Swiatko#
2011
James Michael Dolbaum*
Gabriel Anthony Relich#
Legacy Council Legend # Mount Diablo Silverado * San Francisco Bay Area

Evaluation Criteria

  • Project planning
  • Effort to develop the project
  • Extent and character of leadership provided by the Scout
  • Extent of achievement of the planned result
  • Project’s impact on the beneficiary and/or on the community at large
  • Originality of the project
  • Time and materials contributed
  • Level of skill employed to complete the project
  • Whether the project will have long lasting impact