National Eagle Scout Association

Outstanding Eagle Scout Award 

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Do you know an Outstanding Eagle Scout?

The Laurel Highlands Council’s National Eagle Scout Association Committee is looking for Outstanding Eagle Scouts!  We need your help to recognize these men.

The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) is a prestigious recognition granted by the local council’s NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level. Unlike the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, which is a national award, the NOESA recognizes Eagle Scouts whose efforts have made a positive impact closer to home.  Nationally, less than 900 NOESAs have been awarded.  Locally, there have been a total of seven awarded since 2012.

All NOESA recipients must be Eagle Scouts in good standing with the Boy Scouts of America and must either be registered with or have their primary residence within the boundaries of the nominating council.

No length of time is required to have passed since earning the rank. Examples of possible recipients include:  

  • Local heroes and celebrities at the peak of their notoriety whose achievements outside of Scouting have touched and inspired others
  • Philanthropists, public servants, educators, or business owners who have made a positive, long-term impact as cornerstones of the community
  • Individuals who have attained prominence at the state or regional level in their profession or avocation—an avocation being any activity including, but not limited to, athletics, hobbies, collecting, outdoor adventure, and record-setting activities

Based on the number of Eagle Scouts in the 2014 class, the NESA Committee can award up to three NOESA awards if it identifies qualified men for the award.  Applications are due by September 15, 2015.  Individuals will be recognized in November 2015. The nomination process is similar to the Silver Beaver in that the individual nominated should not be told that he has been nominated for this award to avoid disappointment.

The following men have received the NOESA from the Laurel Highlands Council:


  • Chris Hoke, Retired Pittsburgh Steeler
  • Joseph V. Salvucci, CEO, Community Leader
  • CW Kreimer, Retired CEO, Community Leader, Life Long Scouter


  • Howard A. Schillinger, CEO, Community Leader, Life Long Scouter


  • George F. Cahill , Life Long Scouter
  • R. Michael Daniel, Distinguished Attorney, Community Leader, Life Long Scouter  
  • Richard L. Ray, MD, Distinguished Physician, International Aid, Life Long Scouter

To obtain an application to nominate an individual please click here (coming soon).

To view the Laurel Highlands Council NESA Chapter Website please click the link below: Pittsburgh NESA