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Eagle Scout Alumni Association
San Diego Imperial Council

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ESAA Events

ESAA meetings
First Thursday of the month at 7:10am
Atherton Hall, Camp Balboa
Gathering of Eagles
Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 6pm to 9pm
Island Palms, Shelter Island

ESAA Retreat and Work Party
Saturday, November 3, 2018

ESAA Annual Breakfast Meeting
Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 7:30am
Atherton Hall, Camp Balboa

Council Recognition Dinner
February 23, 2019

SDIC Scout Fair
Saturday, April 6, 2019

SDIC Eagle Recognition Dinner
April 2019
St. Michael's Church, Poway

ESAA BBQ and Fellowship night
Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 5pm to 7pm
Patio behind Atherton at Balboa


2018 Officers

Bruce Doole

First VP
Dennis Pate

Second VP
John Shotwell

VP of Membership



Greg Deering

Immediate Past President
Sammy Knight

Upcoming Events

Gathering of Eagles

On October 18th at the Island Palms on Shelter Island, 65 people gathered to honor the 2018 NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award recipients:

Left to Right:
Steve Breen- Editorial cartoonist
William Nelson- Colonel USAF (retired), test pilot
Robert Brock- Community Leader
E. Royce Williams- Captain USN (retired), fighter ace




ESAA Work Party

Saturday, November 3 from 8am to 5pm at Mataguay Scout Reservation at the Conference Center. We will be assisting an already planned work day. The conference center is at the south end of camp, drive past the dining hall and when you get to the bottom of the hill turn left , go across the bridge and keep driving until you get to the cluster of white buildings. Bring work gloves.

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President's message:

Hello Eagle Scouts,
      Listening to our Outstanding Eagle Scout award recipients at our annual Gathering of Eagles dinner last month, I was reminded yet again of the incredible resources we have in our community and the amazing accomplishments of our adult Eagle Scouts.  From fighter pilots (one who shot down the only MIGs flown by Russian pilots in our history) to a Pulitzer Prize winning political commentator, we have an amazing group of Eagle Scouts right here in San Diego.  It also got me thinking, what are we doing to help our youth Eagle Scouts create their own paths of accomplishment once they move on from youth Scouting?   Are we introducing them to new areas of study through the merit badge program?  Do we encourage them to further their leadership training and skills through National Youth Leadership Training and Order of the Arrow?   Do we make it an easy transition for them to become adult Scouters?  One of our OESA recipients started a new Scout troop almost every time he was reassigned with the military.  I counted 6 new troops that he started in six different cities in only a dozen years!    That must be a record for a volunteer!  We only need look in our backyards to find these types of outstanding examples of how to pay forward our Eagle Scout experiences.  I for one am still looking for ways to give back though I know I’ll never be able to approach what I’ve been given in my Scouting experience.
Bruce Doole
2018 ESAA President



Please pay your 2018 dues of $20, you can pay for multiple years if you wish so $100 will get your dues through 2022 paid,  or purchase your lifetime membership for $300. You can contact Debbie Lenart, (619)298-6121 ext 235, or, to pay your dues or find out if you are current. You can also pay your dues online here.

Youth Protection Training

All members, it is our responsibility to provide a safe haven for the young men entrusted to us, even if you are not active with a unit please log into your account and complete the 60 minute online training and quiz for youth protection.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the San Diego - Imperial Council Eagle Scout Alumni Association (ESAA) is to support and enlarge the success of the Boy Scout movement and build fellowship among adult Eagles in San Diego and Imperial Counties. The ESAA achieves this purpose, by recruiting as many adult Eagle Scouts as possible to become Scouting volunteers, by supporting activities within the Council that promote the Scouts' advancement along the Trail to Eagle and by giving recognition to the young men who earn the rank of Eagle Scout.


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