Eagle Scouts

Congratulations on your achievement of Eagle Scout! This page includes resources that will be helpful to you including Eagle Scout Scholarship information and Eagle Scout congratulatory letters. If you come across that any of the information on this page is incorrect or out-of-date, please inform the webmaster at lodge237@gmail.com so we can make sure that everyone can find the resources they need.

Scholarships

Gulf Stream Council Eagle Scholarship - $1,000

The Gulf Stream Council chapter of the National Eagle Scout Association organizes and provides worthy Eagle Scouts who are seeking to continue their education with a scholarship of $1,000. The award is announced at the Annual Eagle Scout Banquet. Applicants must be in attendance. Cost and registration information is available on the council website.

NESA Scholarships - $2,500 - $50,000

The National Eagle Scout Association provides numerous scholarships to Eagle Scouts all over the country. Offered are Academic and Merit scholarships, each with varying requirements. Scholarship deadline to apply is October 31st, 2017. You do have to have a NESA membership to apply, but this is easy to do!

Religious Awards

Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout - $2,000

Each year, the National Catholic Committee on Scouting awards scholarships to five outstanding Catholic young men or women who are high school seniors and currently registered and active in Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, or Venturing. The applicant must have earned the Eagle Scout Award or the Silver Award; have earned the Ad Altare Dei or Pope Pius XII religious emblem; have held a Scouting leadership position; and have served in his or her home parish.

Chester M. Vernon Memorial Eagle Scout - $1,000 x4

The recipient of this scholarship will receive a $1,000 scholarship per year for four years. Applicant must be currently registered and active in Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, or Venturing. He must have earned the Eagle Scout Award; have earned the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblem; be active in a synagogue; and have demonstrated practical citizenship in the synagogue, school, Scouting unit, and community. He must demonstrate financial need.

Rick Arkans Eagle Scout Scholarship - $1,000

The recipient of this scholarship will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicant must be currently registered and active in Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, or Venturing. He must have earned the Eagle Scout Award; have earned the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblem; be active in a synagogue; and have demonstrated practical citizenship in the synagogue, school, Scouting unit, and community. He must demonstrate financial need.

Frank L. Weil Memorial Eagle Scout - $500 - $1,000

The recipient of this scholarship will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicant must be currently registered and active in Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, or Venturing. He must have earned the Eagle Scout Award; have earned the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblem; be active in a synagogue; and have demonstrated practical citizenship in the synagogue, school, Scouting unit, and community. He must demonstrate financial need.

Eastern Orthodox Scouting Scholarships - $500 - $1,000

The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting awards three one-time merit-based scholarships each year to Eastern Orthodox Scouts. Applicant must be registered and active in Boy Scouting or Girl Scouting and must have earned the Eagle Scout Award (Boy Scouts) or the Gold Award (Girl Scouts). Applicant must be active in an Eastern Orthodox church and have earned the Alpha Omega religious emblem. One scholarship, funded by the Russian Children's Welfare Society, is reserved for applicants of Russian descent.

Civic Awards

American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year - $2,500 - $10,000

The American Legion awards a $10,000 scholarship to its Eagle Scout of the Year and three second-place scholarships of $2,500 each; awards may also be given at the department (state) level. Applicant must have received the Eagle Scout Award and the religious emblem awarded by his religious institution and must have demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school, Scouting, and the community. Applicant must be the son or grandson of an American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary member, or he must be a member of a Scouting unit chartered to a Legion post, an Auxiliary unit, or a Sons of the American Legion squadron.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Scout of the Year - $1,000 - $5,000

This scholarship program is open to registered, active members of Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews, and Sea Scout ships. Applicant must have received the Eagle Scout Award, the Venturing Silver Award, or the Sea Scout Quartermaster Award and must have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, Scouting, and the community. Application must be submitted through a single, local VFW post.

Institution Specific

Many colleges and universities provide scholarships specifically for Eagle Scouts. Follow this link to be directed to a list of institutions with such opportunities.

 

Congratulatory Letters

Directions:
  1. Download the PDF of the letter

  2. Open the 2017 Congratulatory Eagle Scout Letter

  3. Enter the Eagle Scout name in the Eagle Scout Name field

  4. Enter the date of the Eagle Court of Honor in the date field

  5. Click the Print button to print the letter

US Government Officials

When sending notes to people asking for letters of commendation, please include:

  • The Scout or Venturer's FULL NAME (not just "Sparky" or "Jimmy" but "Samuel James Jackson" or "James Ray Morrison")

  • The UNIT NUMBER and COUNCIL NAME (the Unit number is that number his left shoulder; the Council name appears on the patch right above it), and

  • A SHORT DESCRIPTION of the Service Project led by and completed as a requirement for the award.

  • It is also courteous to include a self addressed stamped envelope when writing to private individuals or organizations. That is usually not necessary when writing to government officials.

Due to security measures which can delay receipt of letters sent through the US Mail, 
we recommend using online forms or e-mail whenever possible when contacting US Government officials. 
For Congressional offices, mail to local offices frequently get a faster response than mail sent to the Capitol.

Please include the full name of the scout, Troop number, date of Court of Honor ceremony and return address. In order to expedite your request, please consolidate multiple awardees into ONE (1) troop request. Please allow 4 - 5 weeks for processing.

EXECUTIVES

President and Mrs. Donald Trump
The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Use the online contact  form  Request a Greeting

Vice President and Mrs. Mike Pence
Old Executive Office Building
Washington, DC 20501

Past Presidents and Vice Presidents

President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307
Attn: Correspondence Office

President Carter wants all requests 
in writing to the above address, 
or by FAX to: (404) 331-0283

President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush
10000 Memorial Drive, Suite 900
Houston, TX 77024

President and Mrs. George W. Bush
Post Office Box 259000
Dallas, Texas 75225-9000

President William J. Clinton 
and Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton
55 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027-4516

President Barack H. Obama
and Mrs. Michelle Obama
P.O. Box 91000
Washington, DC 20066
www.barackobama.com

Vice President Joseph Biden 
The Biden Foundation
P.O. Box 65464
Washington, DC 20035-5464

Vice President Al Gore
3810 Bedford Avenue
Suite 250
Nashville, TN 37215

Cabinet Members

Hon. George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue
Secretary of Agriculture
14th St. and Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250
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Hon. Wilbur Ross
Secretary of Commerce
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230

Hon. Gen. James Mattis
Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301 -1000

Hon. Betsy DeVos
Secretary of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202-0100

Hon. Rick Perry
Secretary of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585

Hon. Tom Price
Secretary of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20201

Hon. Elaine Duke
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528

Hon. Dr. Ben Carson
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th St., SW
Washington, DC 20410

Hon. Ryan Zinke
Secretary of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240

Hon. Jeff Sessions
Attorney General
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530
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Hon. Alexander Acosta
Secretary of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210

Hon. Rex Tillerson
Secretary of State
2201 C St., NW
Washington, DC 20520

Hon Elaine Chao
Secretary of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590
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Hon Steven Mnuchin
Secretary of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20220

Hon. David Shulkin
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20420

Hon. Scott Pruitt
Administrator, 
US Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460

Other Department of Defense Officials - 
Branch Secretaries and the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Secretary of the Army

Gen. Mark A. Milley
Chief of Staff of the Army

Click here for an on-line application for letters from the Army Secretary and Chief of Staff
http://www.goarmy.com/ycr/
(Mail applications will not be honored)

Secretary of the Air Force

Gen. David L. Goldfein
Chief of Staff of the Air Force

Click here for an on-line application for letters from the Air Force Secretary and Chief of Staff
https://scouts.airforce.com/ 
(Mail applications will not be honored)

Secretary of the Navy
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350

Adm. John M. Richardson
Chief of Naval Operations
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-2000

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
9999 Joint Staff Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20318-9999

Gen. Paul J. Selva
Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301

Gen. Robert Neller
Commandant of the Marine Corps
Headquarters, US Marine Corps
3000 Marine Corps
Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-3000

Mail-in requests are no longer honored. To request a congratulatory letter for an Eagle Scout, please call 1-800-MAR-INES and ask for the closest recruiting station near you. The letter requests will be processed at the local recruiting station only.

 

General Joseph L. Lengyel
Chief of the National Guard Bureau 
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301

Congress

For Congressional offices, due to security issues, mail to local offices will usually get a much faster response than mail sent to the Capitol.

Hon. Paul Ryan
Speaker 
House of Representatives
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515

Click here for an on-line application

Hon. Orrin G. Hatch
President Pro-Tempore
U.S. Senate
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20510

Hon. Kevin McCarthy
 Majority Leader 
House of Representatives
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515

Hon. Mitch McConnell
Majority Leader
U.S. Senate
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20510

Hon. Nancy Pelosi
Minority Leader 
House of Representatives
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515

Hon. Charles E. Schumer
Minority Leader
U.S. Senate
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20510

For other Congressmen (Representatives), 
check the official 
US House of Representatives web site 
for the address to use, which will be in the form:

Hon. __________
____ _______ House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

or simply address your letter to:

Hon. ____________
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

There is no central listing of  public e-mail addresses for House members. 
If a member has a public e-mail address, it can be found on the member's website, 
or there may be a form which can be used directly on the member's website.

For other Senators, 
check the official 
US Senate web site 


for the address to use, which will be in the form:

Senator __________
____ _______ Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

or simply address your letter to:

Senator ____________
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

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