Nominations are accepted from anyone in the Scouting community. Self nominations are accepted for the Adams award, but not for the NOESA. Nominations are reviewed by the Central NC Council NESA Committee.
Awards are not given in absentia.
The nomination deadline for NOESA is December 27, 2017 at midnight. The deadline for the Adams Award nomination is due by February 7, 2018. All nominations received after these deadlines will not be considered.
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 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.
Each recipient’s actions and accomplishments should elevate the stature of Eagle Scouts in the public eye, and each recipient shall be held to the standards set forth in the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and national BSA standards for membership.