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 Gathering of Eagles (GOE)

NCAC's Eagle Alumni Organization


GOE is the official local committee for National Eagle Scout Association (NESA). Our aims are simple:

  • Encourage networking and friendship among Eagle Scouts.
  • Assist the National Capital Area Council with Eagle-related activities.
  • Gather and re-engage Eagles who have not recently been involved with Scouting.
  • Leverage the skills, talents, and dedication of local Eagles to create lasting community service.
  • Establish a foundation of continued financial support for Scouting.


Join Now!

Click here to register to Join Gathering of Eagles and connect with other local Eagle Scouts.The greater metropolitan D.C. region is a transient city and GOE is a fun way to interact, meet and stay connected with other Eagles in the area. Whether you are a recent Eagle, a veteran, inside the Beltway or as far away as you can get, join us to connect and keep informed about local Eagle events, network gatherings, new GOE gear (patches, etc.), service and award opportunities, and much more! 



2015 Gathering of Eagles Event Calendar

  • February 12 – NOVA Business Networking Luncheon
  • February 25 – Eagles on the Hill
  • March 12 – NOVA Business Networking Luncheon
  • March 26 – NOESA Honors Dinner presented by the Gathering of Eagles
  • April 9 – NOVA Business Networking Luncheon
  • May 14 – NOVA Business Networking Luncheon 
  • May 30 – Eagle Career Day 
  • June 11 – NOVA Business Networking Luncheon
  • July 9 – NOVA Business Networking Luncheon
  • August 13 – NOVA Business Networking Luncheon
  • September 10 – NOVA Business Networking Luncheon
  • October 8 – NOVA Business Networking Luncheon
  • November 12 – NOVA Business Networking Luncheon
  • December 10 – NOVA Business Networking Luncheon


Volunteer Opportunities


A great way to connect with local Eagles and Scouting is to volunteer! Email our Volunteer Coordinator, Justin Cole, at to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities or send ideas about new volunteer projects you think Eagles should do! 


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Do You Know an Outstanding Eagle?

For more information, go to the NOESA Page.


Every year, the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) recognizes outstanding Eagles across America with the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA). This prestigious recognition is for Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their profession, avocation and community - having notable achievements both inside and outside of Scouting. While the selection of NOESA recipients is a local Council function, the nominees and reason for granting their recognition is confirmed by NESA. Council's approval is submitted by the Council NESA Committee Chairman - in the National Capital Area Council (NCAC) Gathering of Eagles (GOE) - as well as the Council President and Council Scout Executive.


2014 NOESA nominations must be received by COB Monday, November 3, 2014.


Glenn and Melinda Adams Award

Donate Adams Award Fund

Each year, the Council District Eagle Board Chairs nominate outstanding Eagle Scout Projects for consideration of the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams Eagle Scout Project of the Year Award (“Adams Award”). Eagles Scouts from around the country are recognized annually at the council, regional, and national levels. In 2011, Pete S., from Arlington, Virginia won the council's first award with his project “Don’t be a bully, be a friend.” The Adams Award includes a framed certificate (provided by NESA), a bronze Adams Award device, and a cash scholarship of $500 for future educational purposes or to attend a national or international Scouting event or facility.

Nominations can be sent in via email to or through snail mail to the Marriott Scout Service Center: 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Attn: GOE Staff Advisor). To view the NESA requirements and to download a form, please visit the NESA website at

NESA Registration 


Be sure to register and keep your profile updated with NESA, click here





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