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.
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!
A great way to connect with local Eagles and Scouting is to volunteer! Email our Volunteer Coordinator, Justin Cole, at Justin.Cole@icfi.com 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?
Every year, the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) recognizes outstanding Eagles across America with the National 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.
Self-nominations are not accepted. To nominate a deserving Eagle Scout, download the application, complete sections 1-3, attach two pages of vocational/avocational info on the candidate and email it to GOEawards@Scouting.org or mail to:
NOESA Committee, NCAC
Attn: Peter Johnson
9190 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
2013 NOESA nominations must be received by COB Friday, November 1, 2013.
Be sure to register and keep your profile updated with NESA, click here.
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