Advancement / Recognition

The Unit Key 3, Key 3 Delegates, and Unit Advancement chairs are the only ones that will have access to enter youth advancements, awards and merit badges. 

Remember, you still have to print out your report to bring to the Scout Shop to purchase recognition items.

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Advancement Resources

Eagle Scout Resources

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Temporary Transition Rules for for Females entering Scouts BSA

On February 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America began admitting girls into Scouts BSA. As part of that change to the program, BSA has established some temporary transition rules, and published those rules in early October 2018.

In general, the following rules will be in effect from February 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

  1. Youth 16 years of age or older, but not yet 18, on February 1, 2019 who register as members of Scouts BSA on or before December 31, 2019, may request extensions to complete the Eagle Scout Award requirements after they turn 18 years of age.
  2. Requests for extensions must be received no later than thirty (30) days after turning 18 years of age. Extensions must be in writing by submitting the designated form to the National Service Center and the form must be received no later than January 7, 2020. Only the National Council may grant extensions. The actual extension will be based upon the individual’s registration date and age at the time of the request and will provide not more than twenty-four months from the date of initial registration to complete all requirements.
  3. In the interest of fairness, these temporary transition rules apply to all youth joining Scouts BSA during 2019–both girls and first-time joining boys.


2018 NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

Call for Nominations


The Georgia-Carolina Council National Eagle Scout Association Committee wants to recognize Outstanding Eagle Scouts!  We need your help.

The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) is a prestigious recognition granted by the Georgia-Carolina Council NESA Committee to honor 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 1,800 NOESAs have been awarded.  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 Eagle 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 council's 2017 Eagle Scout class, the NESA Committee can award up to two NOESA awards if it identifies men who qualify for the award.  As one Eagle has already been approved for the award in 2018, there is only one award available.  Applications are due by May 31, 2018.  The awardees will be recognized at the Council Dinner next March. 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. 

For more information on eligibility and to obtain an application to nominate an Eagle Scout who you feel is deserving of this award, hold down Cntl and left click on Outstanding Eagle Scout Award Nomination Form.   Please submit the completed form to me with the reference NOESA.  If you do not have sufficient information to complete the form, please send the name of the Eagle Scout and a statement of his eligibility to me and we will obtain to necessary information to complete the application.  

Yours in Scouting,

Maury Locke