Since ancient times, nations, rulers, and organizations have recognized with visible symbols of honor, persons who have given meritorious service and risen to high levels of personal achievement or demonstrated high ideals.
Perhaps the best known of these honors are the British Order of the Garter and the Knights of the Bath, the French Legion of Honor, and, in the United States of America, the Medal of Honor for military gallantry and, the Presidential Medal of Freedom for civilian national, public or cultural service.
The Boy Scouts of America also so recognizes those men who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout and who have subsequently distinguished themselves and have made significant contributions to its programs and ideals.
This recognition is the National Eagle Scout Association’s Outstanding Eagle Scout Award also known as the NOESA
The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award cannot be sought...Introduced in 2011, the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award is bestowed on Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local or regional level in their careers, vocations, or avocations by the National Eagle Scout Association.
To date, less than 1400 NOESA awards have been presented by the BSA.
Here is a list of the Eagle Scouts in the Laurel Highlands Council who have been recipients of the NOESA Award, (their full bios are below):
2012 Chris Hoke, CW Kreimer, Joseph Salvucci
2013 Howard A. Schillinger
2014 George F. Cahill, R. Michael Daniel, Esq., Richard L. Ray, MD
2015 Steve Dewick , Joseph O. Elwell, Jr., Honorable Norman A. Krumenacker, III , James B. Richard, Charles R. Schrankel, Paul Wain
2016 G. Reynolds “Renny” Clark, Evan Erickson, Bernard W. Lockard Jr., Melvin Pirchesky, James Grote Uber
2017 At the NESA Pittsburgh Annual Membership Meeting on May 30, 2017 NESA Pittsburgh will recognize the following Eagle Scouts:
- R. Michael Daniel as the recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
- Jonathan M. Reiheardt as the Laurel Highlands Council’s “2017 Council level winner” of the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award.
We will also present the 2017 NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award to:
- Mark H. Breedlove
- Dr. Scott Paul Carnivale
- Byron K. Custer, III
- John L. Erskine
- Scott M. Scariot
Information on all of these men, and their impact on scouting and their communities will be posted here soon,
To obtain an application to nominate an individual click here for an application form.
Below are the NOESA Awards that have been presented to