Spirit of the Eagle Award
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) created the Spirit of the Eagle Award as an honorary, posthumous recognition of a registered youth member who has lost his or her life in an accident or through illness.
- This award is bestowed by the National Court of Honor as part of the celebration of life of this young person. It recognizes the joy, happiness, and life-fulfilling experiences the Scouting program made in this person’s life.
- The intention is also to help heal and comfort the youth member’s family and other loved ones over their loss.
- Because the Scouting program was so appreciated, loved, and enjoyed by the youth, this award will serve as a reflection of the family’s and friends’ wishes as a final salute and tribute to their departed loved one.
A posthumous award to recognize the contributions of Scouting members who lost their lives in an untimely accident or illness.
Presented by the National Court of Honor on behalf of councils; for youth members under the age of 21. The application must be submitted within six months of the youth member’s death.
- The Unit Committee must download the Spirit of the Eagle Award Application and fill it out with all required information.
- Once the application form has been completed, it should be submitted to the Dan Beard ESA either electronically or send to:
Dan Beard Eagle Scout Association
Attention: Awards (Spirit of the Eagle)
10078 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Submission Deadline: Within six months of nominee’s death