National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year

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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."

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Award Levels

Council Award

Each local council, through the local Council NESA Committee, will choose one council-level winner. This winner must be selected by Janaury 21 of each year. The council-level winner will receive a certificate and a bronze device for the Eagle Scout embroidered knot from the National Eagle Scout Association.

Region Award

Each Region will will select a region-level winner on or before March 31 each year. 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. Regional winners will receive a certificate and a gold device for the Eagle Scout embroidered knot.

National Award

A national winner then will be selected from the four regional finalists by April 15 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 educational purposes or for him to attend a national or international Scouting event or venue.

Council Awards

The home Council of the Eagle Scout who receive a Regional or the National award will receive an award. The local councils of the three regional winners will receive a $500 award. The national award winner’s local council will also receive a $2,500 award.

Eligibility

An Eagle Scout, his parents, or any registered BSA volunteer (with the Eagle Scout’s permission) may submit his Eagle Scout leadership service project for consideration. The Scout must have passed his Eagle board of review in the prior calendar year (January 1 to December 31).

Submission Guidelines

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 Leadership Service Project Workbook (previously submitted by the Scout to his Eagle board of review committee) must be attached to the application.

Evaluation Criteria

Each local council NESA committee shall select one service project of the year from among those meeting the submission guidelines.

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