Based on feedback from potential contributors, the deadline to become a “Founding Fellow” of the NESA Legacy Society has been extended to December 31st, 2014 so that individuals who give a bulk of their contributions at the end of the year may participate and become a Founding Fellow.
In conjunction with the 2013 National Jamboree, the National Eagle Scout Association launched the NESA Legacy Society, which marked the first opportunity for individuals to make a direct contribution to the national NESA endowment furthering the support of Scouting. (The NESA endowment provides direct funding of Eagle Scout scholarships, NESA committee service grants, and career networking and encouragement for all Scouts who wear the Eagle Scout badge.)
Fellowship in the NESA Legacy Society is open to any currently registered youth or adult Scouter who has been recognized as a James E. West Fellow. All contributions to the national NESA endowment should be in addition to your regular support of your council's fundraising programs. Remember, the first step to becoming a NESA Legacy Fellow is to become a James E. West Fellow in your local council.
Fellows of the NESA Legacy Society are recognized by a unique Legacy Society certificate, a pin for uniform wear on the James E. West knot, and name recognition in the Eagles' Call magazine sent to all NESA members.