National Eagle Scout Association

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The National Eagle Scout Association, commonly referred to as NESA, is an organization for a Scout what have achieved the Eagle Scout rank. Founded in 1925, NESA began as the Knights of Dunamis growing to 110 chapters at its height. The Knights of Dunamis was dissolved and, in May of 1972, the National Eagle Scout Association was formed.

Eagle Scout knot
(NESA Life Member)

Note: "Silver" border
Level:NESA life members



Membership is restricted to Eagle Scouts in good standing. Applications for NESA membership are cross-checked against the national Eagle Scout register maintained by the Eagle Scout Service.

Members receive the Eagletter – a bi-monthly magazine that keeps NESA members informed of what Eagles are doing around the country and developments in the Scouting movement.


Regular: A five-year new or renewal NESA membership is available for $25. A basic plastic wallet card and wall certificate are provided with this membership level.

Regular – (Special rate for new Eagles): NESA membership is available at a reduced cost to new Eagles.

Lifetime: The NESA life membership is available for a one-time payment of $180. Members will receive an attractive, full-color plastic wallet card and wall certificate. Life members may wear the Eagle Scout NESA Life Membership Award which is a red, white, and blue knot on tan with silver metallic border, item #18902.

"The national NESA Committee has voted to increase NESA membership fees effective July 1, 2011. This is the first increase in nearly 20 years. The current fees are only $25 for a five-year membership and $180 for life membership. Beginning July 1, the fees will increase to $35 for a five-year membership and $250 for life membership." — Official announcement from NESA (March 10, 2011)
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NESA scholarships

National NESA Committee

Nationally, NESA is overseen by the National NESA Committee.

NESA Administered Awards

External Links

National Eagle Scout AssociationOfficial BSA website

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