Alumni & NESA

The Boy Scouts of America have created associations for continuous involvement and support of past and present scouts, their families and local communities to carry on the Scouting movement.


The Scouting Alumni Association welcomes everyone positively and personally impacted by the Boy Scouts of America: former Scouts, family members of Scouts past and present, volunteers past and present, and the millions of Americans who benefit from Scouting in their communities every day.

Join the Scouting Alumni Association today! You’ll stay up to speed on what’s happening in Scouting and help youth experience the excitement, challenges and adventure that Scouting has to offer.

Enjoy the member benefits and support the good work that the BSA continues in its second century. Membership costs $35 annually. Benefits include the following:

  • Embossed affiliation card, lapel pin, luggage tag and window cling
  • Quarterly electronic newsletter Alumni Alive!, a popular, convenient update of all the great happenings within Scouting today.
  • Cell phone ring tones of 10 bugle calls. This is fun! Watch for people who think “Reveille” requires a salute!
  • Free one-year membership to the National Scouting Museum. This award-winning, world-class museum is located in Irving, Texas, across the street from the BSA national office. Membership includes:
    • museum online newsletter Bridges & Trails
    • free admission to the museum and Norman Rockwell art gallery for up to four guests when you show your Scouting Alumni Association card
    • One-time discount on a purchase from the BSA Supply Group. You can purchase online at or in person at a Scout shop at your local council service center.

National Eagle Scout Association

Founded in 1972, the purpose of the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is to identify Eagle Scouts and to provide a manpower resource for local councils. The primary objective of local chapters is to guide Eagle Scouts of all ages into service within the local council. All BSA councils have membership enrolled in the National Eagle Scout Association.

NESA is young men searching for dynamic and challenging leadership roles. NESA is older Eagle Scouts who desire using their efforts and influence toward forming the kind of young men America needs for leadership. The objective of NESA is to serve – to serve Eagle Scouts and through them, the entire movement of Scouting.