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Welcome to The Eagle Scout Association of Greater St. Louis, Inc.

Also Serving as the Greater St. Louis Area Council's NESA Committee

Message From Your President


Welcome Fellow Eagle Scouts,


     I am honored and humbled to be your President. The Eagle Scout Association of Greater St. Louis is celebrating 70 years of serving the scouts of Greater St. Louis Area Council. The mission of the Eagle Scout Association follows the ethical values of the Boy Scout Oath and Law. We are a Brotherhood of Eagle Scouts that serve our Scouts through service projects, camp improvements, and trail to Eagle support. Our members continue to give back to Scouting for what Scouting has bestowed upon them. We are servant leaders with a goal of helping Scouts succeed in the Boy Scout program. Future Eagle Scouts will become the distinguished leaders of tomorrow. We are a social organization, and plan various activities to promote fellowship, team building, and friendship.


     Founded in 1947, the Eagle Scout Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and our membership dues cover our operating expenses. 100% of our fundraising proceeds are returned to BSA related programs including Eagle Scout project grants, NYLT camp improvements, Wood Badge coffee for trainers and attendees, and shooting sports. The Eagle Shotgun Range at S-F was funded and built by our organization, and provides both skeet and trap shooting for an enhanced BSA shotgun program. Merit Badge Make-Up Day is an excellent example of the ESA providing an opportunity for Scouts to move forward on the Eagle trail. Scouts can complete partial merit badges from summer camp at this annual event. The majority of active and dedicated members of the Order of the Arrow become Eagle Scouts. Shawnee Lodge has a rich history of service and commitment to the Greater St. Louis Area Council, and their Arrowmen have volunteered numerous hours of Cheerful Service to council camps, local communities, and conservation projects. Our leadership team works with their key leadership, to become actively involved with Shawnee Lodge through service projects and financial support. Our partnership will enhance the annual plan for Shawnee Lodge, and the Scouts will have a better Scouting experience. A few of our members received the prestigious NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award this year. I would like to congratulate Louis "Buzz" Eckelkamp, James Janning, Roger McFarland and Reverend David Spooner for receiving this distinguished honor. These gentlemen have a strong dedication and commitment towards the Scouting program and local community. They are extremely successful with their professional career, and represent the true meaning of a servant leader because of their generosity and philanthropy.


     GSLAC recently merged with the Lewis and Clark Council, and has grown in size with regards to camps, resources, and scouts. The ESA leadership team reached out to the Lewis and Clark NESA group, and works with their leadership team. The ESA supports the Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner. The dinner is an annual GSLAC fundraising event that honors every Eagle Scout from the calendar year. We provide volunteers for the event, and purchase a table to show our strong support for the GSLAC program. We recognize every Eagle Scout at the dinner by presenting them an Eagle challenge coin. A photo is taken of every Eagle Scout with the ESA President to capture a special moment from the dinner. I challenge every ESA member to become more involved with our organization, and want to reach out to every Eagle Scout (18 years old or older). A younger generation of Eagle Scouts will bring new ideas to the table. We need their knowledge, skills, and leadership. They are the future of the ESA. I welcome their involvement with the ESA leadership team. Please reach out to your Eagle friends, and encourage them to join this awesome group of Eagle Scouts. Here’s to another 70 years of service to the Scouting program!!! Please join me in building a brighter future for the Scouts of our Council. 


"Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle!!!"


Yours in Scouting,


Christopher Spiegel

President, Eagle Scout Association of Greater St. Louis


Membership Options:

Annual Membership $20 or Life Membership $300




Arthur Rose Eldred

BSA's First Eagle Scout - 1912

Troop 1 in Oceanside, New York 


“Think about it. Becoming an Eagle Scout is just about the only thing you can put on your resume at age fifty that you did at age fourteen - and it still impresses.”

Dr. Randy Pausch



Upcoming events

27 Dec 2018 11:30 • Spiro’s Restaurant
28 Jan 2019 19:00 • THe UP Companies - 2060 Craigshire Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63146
25 Feb 2019 19:00 • THe UP Companies - 2060 Craigshire Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63146
25 Mar 2019 19:00 • THe UP Companies - 2060 Craigshire Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63146
15 Apr 2019 11:30 • Old Hickory Golf Club

Upcoming events

    • 18 Jun 2018
    • 22 Apr 2019
    • 10 sessions
    • THe UP Companies - 2060 Craigshire Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63146

    Monthly Planning Meeting, All Members are welcome. Come early to enjoy time with your fellow ESA members.  Meeting begins at 7:00 pm



    • 27 Dec 2018
    • 11:30 - 14:00
    • Spiro’s Restaurant
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    Where:     Spiro's Restaurant

                     1054 N. Woods Mill Rd.

                     Chesterfield, MO  63017

    When:      Thursday, December 27, 2018; Doors open at 11:30 AM, Lunch begins at 12 Noon

    Meal:        Choice of Beef Tenderloin Tips, Tilapia, Chicken Pasta, or Steak Sandwich

    Cost:        $24

    RSVP:       December 27, 2018


    Come for lunch, fun, and fellowship with your fellow Eagle Scouts. Following lunch, there will be a speaker from council.

    • 15 Apr 2019
    • 11:30 - 18:30
    • Old Hickory Golf Club


    Proceeds to be used to fund improvement projects for the Greater St. Louis Area Council Camps.

    The tournament is a four-player scramble at 1:00PM with a shotgun start.

    Trophies will be awarded for the closest to the pin, for the longest drive and of course to the tournament winners.

    Attendance prizes will also be awarded.

    Sponsorships are the key to the event success of the event. 
    Sponsors will be recognized at the tournament.


    Registration will open by February 2019.


    Charitable donations of any size are welcome.

    For additional questions, please contact Jeff Kendall

    Click here for Directions to Course 

    • 20 May 2019
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Vago Park

    2019 Annual Meeting and Barbecue


    Join us at Vago Park in Maryland Heights of our 2019 Annual Meeting.  We will elect new board members, enjoy the fellowship of ESA members, and no doubt have some lively discussions as we plan for future activities!


    For a Map to the park click:


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