National Eagle Scout Association Chapter

NESA PTAC is a group of men in the Northern Illinois/Northwest Indiana area that achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as youth who now seek to reconnect with as many fellow local Eagle Scouts as possible to promote camaraderie and networking among their members while also supporting Scouts and Scouting through NESA sponsored events and mentoring opportunities. Stay up-to-date with our events on Facebook and LinkedIn

The 2018 Youth Recognition Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018. This event will honor all Eagle Scouts, Venturing Summit Award, and Sea Scout Quartermaster recipients from 2017. We hope you will be able to join us for this always enjoyable evening. More specific information, including sponsorship opportunities will be coming soon. Please note through the work of the NESA PTAC Committee, all youth award recipients will be invited free of charge in honor of their accomplishments.

ATTENTION ANYONE WHO KNOWS AN EAGLE SCOUT! The PTAC NESA Committee is asking all of you to think of someone who might be worthy of receiving the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (OESA). There are three requirements:
1) They must have obtained the rank of Eagle Scout.
2) They must live within the PTAC area
3) They must be an outstanding member within their profession.
Please note: The OESA is not awarded to people for their involvement in scouting, it is given purely based on their vocational and/or community accomplishments OUTSIDE of scouting. This allows us the ability to not only honor the exemplary professionals in our council but also provides our new Eagle Scouts with potential role models. Whether you know a well published theoretical physicist or a virtuoso pianist, we want to hear about them!
To nominate a potential OESA awardee please do the following:
1) Fill out the form provided in this link:
2) Forward the form to this email address:
Please get your nominations in as soon as possible; the cutoff date for nominees is October 3, 2017.

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Annually, the National Eagle Scout Association awards scholarships to Eagle Scouts across the country. For more information about these scholarships and details on how you can apply, visit the link below. Deadline to apply is October 31, 2017.


NESA PTAC is currently taking applications for the Adams Service Project of the Year. This award was created to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout service project, which is part of the requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award.
To submit your project for consideration please do the following:
1) Fill out the form provided in this link:
2) Forward the form and all supporting documents to this email address:


Please get your project submitted as soon as possible; the cutoff date for nominations is January 21, 2018.

Spencer Long, Chair

Dan Busby, Staff Adviser

Kevin Kelley, First Vice Chair

Brad Epstein, Co-Recognition Vice Chair

Sean Gertsch, Co-Recognition Vice Chair

Vacant, Social Vice Chair
Vacant, Membership Vice Chair
Vacant, Social Media Vice Chair
Chris Geraghty, Member at Large
Joe Kruzan, Member at Large
Jac Charlier, Member at Large
Jared Epstein, Member at Large
John Beebe, Member at Large
Don Harris, Member at Large
Looking for ways to get connected, have information about an Eagle Scout we should connect with, or simply have a story to share, please reach out to Spencer Long,