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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 the 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 wants to work with their key leadership, and 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 wants to work with their leadership team. The ESA is seeking service opportunities in their area. 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 GSLAC's scouting 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 boys. 

 

"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

 

 

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