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Happy Anniversary National Eagle Scout Association

On this date in 1972, at the BSA’s National Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Calif., the National Eagle Scout Association was officially created.  In honor of the 50th Anniversary, here are a few articles to learn more about NESA’s first fifty years and what the next fifty may look like.

50th Anniversary Note from NESA President

Happy 50th birthday to NESA! Here are 5 things you need to know about the National Eagle Scout Association
Bryan on Scouting

A history about the Knights of Dunamis, the predecessor of NESA, and how it all started right here in the Bay Area.

Finally, 50 days of NESA will launch on Facebook as part of NESA’s 50th Birthday.  For each of the next fifty days, NESA will be posting different content on their Facebook page covering topics like the history of NESA, NESA awards, NESA trivia, and more.

If you are not a current National Eagle Scout Association member, you should consider joining during the 50th Anniversary at nesa.org.

Some articles on this website feature Eagle Scouts’ names in bold with years, abbreviations, and acronyms after them. The numbers represent the year in which the Eagle Scout earned their award. The word “Life” marks lifetime membership in the National Eagle Scout Association.

DSA – NESA Distinguished Service Awardee
DESA – Distinguished Eagle Scout Awardee
ESSPY – Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Awardee
NOESA – NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Awardee