Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service project of the year
The National Eagle Scout Association has established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community,or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout service project, which is part of the requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award. Each local council will choose a council-level winner, and from that pool, each region will pick a region-level winner.A national winner then will be selected from the four regional finalists.
Council Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. On or before January 21 of each year, an Eagle Scout, his parents, or any registered BSA volunteer (with the Eagle Scout’s permission) may submit his Eagle Scout service project for consideration. The Scout must have passed his Eagle board of review in the prior calendar year (January 1 to December 31). Each council NESA committee will choose one winner from among the council nominees. The winner will receive a certificate and a bronze device for the Eagle Scout embroidered knot from the National Eagle Scout Association. In addition,it is recommended that each winner’s name be added to a perpetual plaque located in the council service center or other prominent local council facility, and provided by the council. All council winners will be considered for the Regional Eagle Scout Project of the Year Award. Council winners are encouraged to submit a link to an HD video about their project to the national NESA office.
Regional Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. Regional NESA committees will select one winner for each region on or before March 31 each year. Regional award winners will be considered for the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. The three regional winners who do not win the national award will receive $500, to be available for their future educational purposes or to attend a national or international Scouting event or facility. The local councils of those three regional winners (not the national winner) also will receive a $500 award. All regional winners will receive a certificate and a gold device for the Eagle Scout embroidered knot. The national winner and his local council will receive only the national prize as described below.
Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. One winner will be selected by April 8 of each year, in time to be announced at the National Annual Meeting in May. The national award winner will receive a certificate, a silver device for the Eagle embroidered knot, and a cash award of $2,500 that will be available for the Scout’s future educational purposes or for him to attend a national or international Scouting event or venue. The national award winner’s local council will also receive a $2,500 award.
The nomination shall be submitted to the NESA committee of the council in which the service project was completed on or before January 21 of each year. The submission must include the application (found on www.nesa.org), a name and summary of the project,and the Eagle Scout’s contact information. A complete duplicate copy of his Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook (previously submitted by the Scout to his Eagle board of review committee) must be attached to the application.
Each local council NESA committee shall select one service project of the year from among those meeting the submission guidelines.The included criteria and other factors are all appropriate for consideration by the committee in selecting the winners. Evaluation criteria for this award should include consideration of at least the following:
- Project planning required
- Effort to develop the project
- Extent and character of the leadership provided by the Scout
- Extent of achievement of the planned result, including changes or modifications required to complete the project
- Project’s impact on the beneficiary and/or on the community at large
- Originality of the project
- Scope of the work
- Time and materials contributed
- Level of skill employed to complete the project
Each council should email a scanned copy of the winning Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook—including attachments—to the National Eagle Scout Association at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 21 of each year. Hard copies will be returned and not considered for the regional award. NESA will only accept the winning projects submitted by the local council staff or local council NESA committee representative. Applications received will be considered for selection of the Regional Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award winner. The regional NESA committee shall be composed of three or four members, preferably with a majority of Eagle Scouts. Regional NESA committees will select one winner for each region on or before March 31 each year. Email applications to email@example.com.