Eagle Tip: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Description: NESA LogoWe often say at Eagle courts of honor that the Eagle Scout trail is never-ending. But many Eagle Scouts hit a speed bump not long after their courts of honor. In rapid success, they receive their Eagle badges, graduate from high school, and enter college, the military, or the workforce; the next time they seriously engage in Scouting is when their own sons join Cub Scouting.
While you can’t control what your Eagle Scouts do after they leave your troop, you can do one simple thing to help keep them connected to Scouting: On behalf of the troop or chartered organization, present them with National Eagle Scout Association memberships at their courts of honor.
Membership in NESA is a great way for an Eagle Scout to stay connected with what’s going on in Scouting (mostly through the quarterly Eagle Scout Magazine, much of which I happen to write). As an Eagle Scout leaves the proverbial nest, his NESA membership continually reminds him of his roots and encourages him to stay involved—or get re-involved—with Scouting.
Best of all, new Eagle Scouts can join NESA for the special rate of $20 if they apply within six months of their boards of review. This membership is good until age 23, making it a bargain compared with the regular five-year rate of $35.
For more information, visit http://www.nesa.org/membership.html.
(Disclaimer: Although I’m writing for the Eagle Scout Magazine, I don’t have a financial interest in the number of Eagle Scouts who join the organization.)
Republished with permission of Mark Ray at http://www.eaglebook.com/
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Eagle Tip: The Gift That Keeps on Giving@Nancy
we are suocts from Sierra Leone and we would like to meet with suocts from around the World to share our different tradition and cultural heritage of Africa come July 2011 in Swenden. Bravo!!! Bravo!!! to scouting for International Friendship.
Eagle Tip: The Gift That Keeps on Giving@Giuliana
Our Troop #30179 here in Clinton Township, MI has participated in the 100th anvriensay birthday in a bag community service project. Our troop consists of 9 11th graders at CVHS who put together 9 birthday bags!The bags include cake mix, frosting, can pan, paper plates, paper napkins, candles,plastic sliverware, invitations, streamers, balloons, gift bags, wrapping paper, thank-yous, and banners.
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