NESA – Orange County Council

NESA – Orange County Council

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.National Eagle Scout Association Website

The objective of the National Eagle Scout Association is to serve Eagle Scouts, and through them, the entire movement of Scouting.

Our Committee focuses on serving the needs of the Eagle Scouts of the Orange County Council of BSA in Orange County, California.  Our mission is to recognize Scouts who have attained the Eagle Scout rank and to engage Eagle Scouts to actively support Scouting in Orange County throughout their lives.

Our Calendar and Roles and Responsibilities documents describe our cadence of activities and positions for which we seek volunteers.

We normally meet at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of the month at the OC BSA Headquarters, 2 Irvine Park Road Orange, CA 92869.  All Eagle Scouts are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact our Committee Adviser, Dave Jarvis at 714.415.5925 or by email

Please explore the many benefits of NESA membership by visiting the BSA’s National site by clicking on the button below.
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We have also created a Facebook group for Orange County alumni Eagle Scouts. Please join it so that we can get your feedback on topics important to our committee and so that we can notify you of upcoming events.

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Cap and Diploma

    NESA Scholarships

Deadline to Apply:

200 Eagles will split $600,000!

Information Here

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National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year

The Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year (NESSPY) is an award given by the National Eagle Scout Association.  The NESSPY is meant to “recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity.”  Win up to $2,500!  Your application must have been  delivered to the OC Council by January 21. Full information here

NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

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.  Nominations for the 2016 awards must have been delivered to the OC Council by February 1. Full information here

Meet our OCBSA NESA 2017-2018 Youth Officers

2018 – 2019 NESA Officer Nomination Form

Orange County Eagle Scouts, are you looking for a resume builder and an opportunity to hone your leadership skills?  If so, becoming a National Eagle Scout Association Youth Officer could help to achieve your goals.  Moreover, serving in leadership on the Council NESA Committee has it’s intrinsic rewards too.   You’ll have the rare opportunity to represent Scouting at some of the most prestigious events of the year, oversee a youth Eagle Scout leadership team, emcee the Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner and perhaps even travel to Washington DC like 2014 NESA Youth President, Ben Sanchez did…meeting the President of the United States.
Youth Officer terms run from June 1st to May 31st.
Please complete the NESA Youth Officer Application and email it to the council by May 5.  For questions, contact NESA Staff Advisor, Marty Cutrone (714) 546-4990.

Major Annual OCBSA NESA Committee Events

Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner

Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner

At the Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner, we celebrate the previous year’s class of Orange County Council’s Eagle Scouts, Quartermasters and Venturing Silver Award recipients.  Held in the spring, typically at one of Orange County’s finest hotel ballrooms, the Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner provides the county’s Scout leaders and local business leaders a chance to sponsor (host) an Eagle Scout, Quartermaster or Venturing Silver recipient. This can include inviting them to visit the sponsor’s place of business as well as accompanying them to the dinner.



Scout-O-Rama is the annual trade show of Scouting in Orange County that is attended by over 30,000 people.  Scouts and their families enjoy a fun-filled day of exhibits, competitions and displays.  The NESA Committee staffs a booth where Eagle Scouts can meet, talk and refresh.  The committee also serves the event as booth judges, selecting the best booths in the show.

NESA Alumni Event

NESA Alumni Event

Each year we look to the County we serve to invite men who have earned the Eagle rank to join with us at a popular county facility for a meeting and social activity to help us all renew our commitment as Eagle Scouts to serve our youth and our community.

Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Volunteer Recognition Dinner

The NESA Committee is proud to staff a NESA table at this annual dinner where our council’s Silver Beaver and International Scouter awards are presented.