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Meet Your 2023 Outstanding Eagle Scouts

The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) was established in 2010 to honor remarkable Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding service at the local, state, or regional levels. These deserving candidates inspire others through their actions and have dedicated their lives to their profession, interests, community, and values, often making significant sacrifices for themselves and their families.

Recipients of this award are selected by a local council NESA committee and verified by National. In the past calendar year, the GGAC NESA Committee has chosen three individuals for this recognition.

Joseph Barton Eagle Class of 1999

Affectionately known as Joe Pro, is a beacon of dedication and service within the Scouting community. Nearly 24 years ago, Joe embarked on his Scouting journey, culminating in achieving the rank of Eagle with Livermore’s Troop 975. His deep commitment to Scouting led him not only to volunteer his time but also to make it his career. Beginning as a District Executive with the legacy San Francisco Bay Area Council in 2008, Joe serves our council as the Director of Support Services. Under his leadership, the Council successfully provided Summer Camping programming while navigating the challenges of the pandemic. Joe’s unwavering dedication to Scouting principles sets a remarkable example, from his pioneering work in the Lion program to his former role as Grants Chair of the Niles Fremont Rotary Club. His tireless efforts, both professionally and personally, genuinely embody the spirit of ‘Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.’

Orrin Schleford

Orrin Shackleford Eagle Class of 1963

A dedicated member of the Scouting community for nearly four decades, he has left an indelible mark on the Silverado District through his multifaceted roles, ranging from Cubmaster to District Chair. His visionary leadership in founding Venturing Crew 222 and fostering community engagement is a testament to his unwavering commitment to Scouting’s values.

Throughout his esteemed career as an Air Traffic Controller, Orrin’s dedication and expertise have been evident, from his service during the Vietnam War to his role as a National Trainer before retiring. His active involvement in his church and passion for steam locomotives further demonstrate his diverse interests and deep engagement in the community. Orrin’s profound patriotism and unwavering commitment to veterans’ causes underscore his selfless nature, embodying the essence of an Outstanding Eagle Scout.

Tom Weibert Eagle Class of 1986

Has profoundly impacted the Golden Gate Area Council through his unwavering commitment to Scouting. His journey from pack leader to council president is marked by extensive involvement, including Executive Board memberships across GGAC and its legacy councils. Tom’s dedication is further exemplified by his receipt of prestigious awards such as the Silver Beaver and Exploring Leadership Award, underscoring his commitment to Scouting’s values.

Outside of Scouting, Tom excels as a marketing professional and is passionate about gold mining. His advocacy has led Roaring Camp Mining to support Scouting, providing countless Scouts with enriching outdoor experiences in the Sierra Nevadas.

Deeply rooted in his community, Tom actively volunteers at Hillside Covenant Church and has supported the ‘White Stag’ leadership program for four decades, showcasing his enduring commitment to youth development and service.

Prior to the selection of these three gentlemen, fifty-five other Scouters have been honored as Outstanding Eagle Scouts by the GGAC or one of its legacy councils. Joseph, Orrin, and Tom will be recognized at the upcoming GGAC Volunteer Celebration on March 2nd in Alameda and at the Eagle Scout Recognition Event on April 7th in Pleasanton.

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