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Do you know an Outstanding Eagle Scout?

  • 14 September 2016
  • Author: Joe Barry
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The Laurel Highlands Council’s National Eagle Scout Association Awards Committee is looking for Outstanding Eagle Scouts!  We need your help to recognize these men.

The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) is a prestigious recognition granted by the local council’s NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level. Unlike the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, which is a national award, the NOESA recognizes Eagle Scouts whose efforts have made a positive impact closer to home.  

Nationally, less than 1000 NOESAs have been awarded.  Locally, there have been a total of 15 awarded since 2012. All NOESA recipients must be Eagle Scouts in good standing with the Boy Scouts of America and must either be registered with or have their primary residence within the boundaries of the nominating council.

No length of time is required to have passed since earning the rank. Examples of possible recipients include:

  • Local heroes and celebrities at the peak of their notoriety whose achievements outside of Scouting have touched and inspired others
  • Philanthropists, public servants, educators, or business owners who have made a positive, long-term impact as cornerstones of the community
  • Individuals who have attained prominence at the state or regional level in their profession or avocation—an avocation being any activity including, but not limited to, athletics, hobbies, collecting, outdoor adventure, and record-setting activities

Applications are due by September 15, 2016.  Individuals will be recognized in November 2016. The individual nominated should not be told that he has been nominated for this award to avoid disappointment.

To obtain an application to nominate an individual please visit:

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