Award Submission Details

Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

  • Nominators must ensure that ALL award requirements are met, including nominee accomplishments of a regional or national stature.
  • DESA Nomination Form Application.
  • Nominations for this award will be received by the committee throughout the year. There is no annual limit to the number of award recipients. The completed application, supporting documentation and letters of endorsement from community leaders should be hand delivered to the council service center or sent by registered mail to:
                              NESA Committee Staff Advisor
                              c/o North Florida Council, BSA
                              521 S. Edgewood Ave 
                              Jacksonville, FL 32205
  • Nominators (Anyone other than the nominee) will be notified of the receipt of the application and the decision of the local committee to forward the application to the national committee.
  • National Committee review can take 1 to 3 months.
  • DESA recipients will be notified by the Chair of the NESA Committee and will be recognized in accordance with national council recommendations.


North Florida Council Recipients:

DESA  BOR Name Noted For
1971 11/06/1925 Charles E. Bennett   U.S. Representative (deceased 2003)
1972   02/29/1972   E. Ross Allen Herpetologist (deceased 1981)
1983 09/09/1939 Charles R. Willis U.S. Army General (deceased 1989)
Unk 11/08/1939 Harold R. Clark Judge (deceased 1989)
2007 10/28/1943 Robert E. Jacoby    Madison Avenue Advertising Company CEO  
2013 01/30/1962 Charles C. Appleby   Waste Management CEO / Military Officer
2014 10/18/1961 John M. Johnson U.S. Navy Admiral / Business Owner
2014 12/14/1952 Preston Haskell, III    Architect
2015 12/02/1966 Brian Davis U.S. Federal Judge
2016 03/28/1962 Philip D. Voss U.S. Navy Captain / Business Owner


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