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The Mission of NESA Pittsburgh

"Eagles seeking apply their skills & experience to the leadership and service needs of other Eagles, and our Laurel Highlands Boy Scout Council. In doing so, we foster social and career relationships to the benefit of both our Eagles and scouting."

The Eagle Scout

Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Scouts BSA program by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Since its inception in 1911, only four percent of Scouts have earned this rank after a lengthy review process. The Eagle Scout rank has been earned by over 2.5 million youth.

Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges, 14 of which are mandatory for the award. The Eagle Scout must demonstrate Scout Spirit, an ideal attitude based upon the Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout. Additional recognition can be earned through Eagle Palms, awarded for completing additional tenure, leadership, and merit badge requirements.

Those who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout also become eligible, although are not required, to join the National Eagle Scout Association. 

In 2011, The National Eagle Scout Association researched the total volunteer hours of the Eagle service projects ever done and it came to a total of more than 100 million hours of service. Each year, new Eagle Scouts add more than three million more hours.[1] 

[1] Malone, Michael (August 1, 2012). "A Century of Eagle Scouts". Wall Street Journal. p. A13.

The Eagle Scout Oath

"I reaffirm my allegiance to the three promises of the Scout Oath. I thoughtfully recognize and take upon myself the obligations and responsibilities of an Eagle Scout. On my honor, I will do my best to make my training an example and my status and my influence count strongly for better Scouting and for better citizenship in my troop, in my community, and in my contacts with other people. To this I pledge my sacred honor."

President of NESA Pittsburgh - Ted Rogers

Ted Rogers is the President at Aero Tech Designs, a 2nd generation family business, where he works to produce the highest quality cycling apparel on the market and to help customers experience joy in the outdoors.  He completed an MBA and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Pitt and volunteers as the Chairman of NESA-PGH and a Board Member for the Laurel Highlands Council.  He currently lives in Pittsburgh with his wife Andrea and sons, Axel and Theo.

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