Eagle Scout Information

Eagle Congratulation Letters


When sending notes to people asking for letters of commendation, please include:

  • The Scout's FULL NAME (not just "Sparky" or "Jimmy" but "Samuel James Jackson" or "James Ray Morrison")
  • The Scout's TROOP NUMBER AND COUNCIL NAME (the Troop number is that white number on the red background on his left shoulder; the Council; the Council name appears on that patch right above it), and
  • A SHORT DESCRIPTION of the Eagle Scout Service Project.
  • It is also courteous to include a self addressed stamped envelope when writing to private individuals or organizations. That is usually not necessary when writng to government officials.

Many people writing a letter to acknowledge an Eagle Scout would also like to know how the person earned the badge. This gives them more than just a "congratulations, Johnny, on your achievement" line and also can allow the letter to be a bit more personalized than boilerplate letters.

Remember that the purpose of a congratulatory letter is to honor the Scout and that each person you write may be getting many, many requests. This is not a race or a contest to see who can get the most letters. Often a few letters are more meaningful than a scrapbook full of letters that ends up on a shelf. Sometimes the best thing is a letter or two from an admired prominent person, a state official like a governor, a local official like a mayor, and letters from local prominent people that the Scout knows or who know the Scout.

Please pick and choose so that people who are willing to write a letter do not get overwhelmed and decide to stop accepting requests.

In the tables below, incumbents who will be leaving office as a result of an election, resignation, or other reasons, are shown in RED, while "Acting", "Elect", or newly appointed (but, as yet unconfirmed or installed) officials are shown in GREEN.

US Government Officials

Due to security measures which can delay receipt of letters sent through the US Mail,
we recommend using e-mail whenever possible when contacting US Government officials.
For Congressional offices, mail to local offices may also get a faster response than mail sent to the Capitol.

President and Mrs. Barack H. Obama
The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
e-mail: Click Here

Vice President and Dr. Joseph Biden
Old Executive Office Building
Washington, DC 20501

Cabinet Members

Hon. Thomas J. Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
14th St. and Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250
e-mail: Click Here

Hon. Penny Pritzker
Secretary of Commerce
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230

Hon. Charles T. Hagel
Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301 -1000

Hon. Arne Duncan
Secretary of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202-0100
e-mail: Click Here

Hon. Ernest Moniz
Secretary of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585

Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Secretary of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20201

Hon. Jeh C. Johnson
Secretary of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528

Hon. Julian Castro
Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
451 7th St., SW
Washington, DC 20410

Hon. Sally Jewell
Secretary of Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240

Hon. Eric H. Holder, Jr. (Resigning)
Attorney General
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530
e-mail: Click Here

Hon. Thomas E. Perez
Secretary of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210

Hon. John Kerry
Secretary of State
2201 C St., NW
Washington, DC 20520

Hon Anthony Foxx
Secretary of Transportation
400 7th St., SW
Washington, DC 20590
e-mail: Click Here

Hon Jacob J. (Jack) Lew
Secretary of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20220

Hon. Robert A. McDonald
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20420

Hon. Gina McCarthy
Administrator,
US Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460

Other Department of Defense Officials -
Branch Secretaries and the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Hon. John M. McHugh
Secretary of the Army

Gen. Ray Odierno
Chief of Staff of the Army

Click here for an on-line application for letters from the Army Secretary and Chief of Staff
http://www.goarmy.com/ycr/
(Mail applications will not be honored)

Hon. Michael B. Donley
Secretary of the Air Force

Gen. Mark A. Welsh III
Chief of Staff of the Air Force

Click here for an on-line application for letters from the Air Force Secretary and Chief of Staff
https://scouts.airforce.com/
(Mail applications will not be honored)

Hon. Ray Mabus
Secretary of the Navy
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350

Adm. Jonathan Greenert
Chief of Naval Operations
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-2000

Please include the full name of the scout, Troop number, date of Court of Honor ceremony and return address.
In order to expedite your request, please consolidate multiple awardees into ONE (1) troop request.
Please allow 4 - 5 weeks for processing.

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
9999 Joint Staff Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20318-9999

Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr.
Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301

Please include the full name of the scout, Troop number, date of honor ceremony and return address.
 Return postage is not required.
In order to expedite your request, please consolidate multiple awardees into one (1) troop request.
Due to mail handling procedures, allow 4 - 5 weeks for processing.

Gen. James F Amos
Commandant of the Marine Corps
Director of Marine Corps Staff
The Pentagon, Rm. 4E791
Washington, DC 20350-3000

General Frank J Grass
Chief of the National Guard Bureau
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301

Congress

House of Representatives

Senate

Hon. John A. Boehner,
Speaker
House of Representatives
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515

Hon. Patrick Leahy
President Pro-Tempore
U.S. Senate
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20510

Hon. Eric Cantor
 Majority Leader
House of Representatives
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515

Hon. Harry Reid
Majority Leader
U.S. Senate
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20510

Hon. Nancy Pelosi
Minority Leader
House of Representatives
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515

Hon. Mitch McConnell
Minority Leader
U.S. Senate
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20510

For other Congressmen (Representatives),
check the official
US House of Representatives web site
for the address to use, which will be in the form:

Hon. __________
____ _______ House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

or simply address your letter to:

Hon. ____________
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

There is no central listing of  public e-mail addresses for House members.
If a member has a public e-mail address, it can be found on the member's website,
or there may be a form which can be used directly on the member's website.

For other Senators,
check the official
US Senate web site
for the address to use, which will be in the form:

Senator __________
____ _______ Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

or simply address your letter to:

Senator ____________
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

e-mail addresses: Click Here

Other Government Officials and Programs

Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr.
Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard,
2100 Second Street, SW
Washington, DC 20593

Mary L. Schapiro
Chairman
Securities and Exchange Commission
450 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20549

Mr. James B. Comey, Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20535

Hon. Samantha Power
United States Representative to the United Nations
United States Mission to the United Nations
140 East 45th Street
New York, N.Y. 10017
http://archive.usun.state.gov/Issues/Contact2.html

United States Military Academy
West Point, NY 10996
Click here for an on-line application
(Mail applications will not be honored)
(If you have recently applied through mail,
please re-apply here to ensure receipt of a certificate.)

Superintendent
United States Naval Academy
124 Blake Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5000
The Superintendent, in conjunction with the
USNA NESA Chapter requests 45 days advance notice
and requires an online application
from their web site at:

http://www.usna.edu/NESA/letters.html

US Air Force Academy
Click here then click on the link for
"Scout Recognition Certificate" for an on-line application

Superintendent
United States Coast Guard Academy
Click here for an on-line application
(Mail applications will not be honored)

Valerie Brown
National Park Service Youth Programs
1201 Eye Street NW 11th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
valerie_brown@nps.gov

Persons requesting NPS recognition should be sure to submit their requests at least one month in advance of the date when the certificate is needed. In addition, scout leaders who have multiple scouts for whom NPS recognition is requested are encouraged to include all of the names within one single email. Separate emails are not necessary.

Rear Admiral (RADM) Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H.
Acting
Surgeon General of the U.S.
Public Health Service
Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville MD 20857

 

Past Presidents and their Wives

President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307
Attn: Correspondence Office

President Carter wants all requests
in writing to the above address,
or by FAX to: (404) 331-0283

President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush
10000 Memorial Drive, Suite 900
Houston, TX 77024

President William J. Clinton
and Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton
55 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027-4516

President and Mrs. George W. Bush
Post Office Box 259000
Dallas, Texas  75225-9000

Governors

Gov. Robert Bentley
State Capitol
Room N-104
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130

Gov. Sean Parnell
Governor's Office
P.O. Box 110001
Juneau, AK 99811-0001

Gov. Jan Brewer
Office of the Governor
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Gov. Mike Beebe
250 State Capitol
Little Rock, AR 72201

Gov. Jerry Brown
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814

Gov. John Hickenlooper
136 State Capitol
Denver, CO 80203-1792

Gov. Dan Malloy
Governor's Office
State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Gov. Jack Markell
Legislative Hall
Dover, DE 19901

Gov. Rick Scott
The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

Gov. Nathan Deal
State Capitol Building
Constituent Services Room 111
Atlanta, GA 30334

Gov. Neil Abercrombie
Executive Chambers
Hawai'i State Capitol
Honolulu, HI 96813

Gov. C. L. Butch Otter
Office of the Governor
700 West Jefferson (Statehouse), 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0034

Gov. Patrick J. Quinn
Office of the Governor
207 Statehouse
Springfield, IL 62706

Gov. Mike Pence
Office of the Governor
206 State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Gov. Terry Branstad
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319

Gov. Sam Brownback
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
Second Floor
Topeka, KS 66612

Gov. Steve Beshear
Governor's Office
700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601

Gov. Bobby Jindal
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9004

Gov. Paul LePage
Office of the Governor
#1 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0001

Gov. Martin O'Malley
State House
Annapolis, MD 21401

Gov. Deval Patrick
Office of the Governor
State House, Room 360
Boston, MA 02133

Gov. Rick Snyder
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, MI 48909
Online Request Form

Gov. Mark Dayton
130 State Capitol
75 Constitution Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55155

Gov. Phil Bryant
Office of the Governor
P. O. Box 139
Jackson, MS 39205

Gov. Jay Nixon
Missouri Capitol Building, Room 216
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0720

Gov. Steve Bullock
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
Helena, MT 59620-1901

Gov. Dave Heineman
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 94848
Lincoln, NE 68509-4848

Gov. Elect Brian Sandoval
Capitol Building
Carson City, NV 89701

Gov. Maggie Hassan
Office of the Governor
State House
Concord, NH 03301-4990

Gov. Chris Christie
125 West State St
P.O. Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625

Gov. Susana Martinez
State Capitol Building
Santa Fe, NM 87503

Gov. Andrew Cuomo
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

Gov. Pat McCrory
Office of the Governor
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301

Gov. Jack Dalrymple
Governor 's Office
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0001

Gov. John Kasich
77 South High Street, 30th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Gov. Mary Fallin
State Capitol Bldg.
2300 N. Lincoln, Suite 212
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Gov. John Kitzhaber
State Capitol Building
Salem, OR 97301-4047

Gov. Tom Corbett
225 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Gov. Lincoln Chafee
Office of the Governor
222 State House
Providence, RI 02903-1196

Gov. Nikki Haley
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 11829
Columbia, SC 29211

Gov. Dennis Daugaard
Office of the Governor
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070

Gov. Bill Haslam
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
Nashville, TN 37243-0001

Gov. Rick Perry
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711-2428

Gov. Gary R. Herbert
Office of the Governor
210 State Capitol
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Gov. Peter Shumlin
109 State St, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609

Gov. Terry R. McAuliffe
Office of the Governor
State Capitol, 3rd Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Click here for an on-line application

Gov. Jay Inslee
Office of the Governor
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
Office of the Governor
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305

Gov. Scott Walker
125 State Capitol
Madison, WI 53702

Gov. Matt Mead
Governor's Office
Wyoming State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002

 

Mayor Vincent C. Gray
Washington, DC 20004

Requests should be submitted online - Click Here.

Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla
BMB 110202
Calle San Gustos
San Juan, PR 00901-1711

Gov. Eddie Calvo
PO Box 2950
Hagta, Guam 96932

Gov. John deJongh, Jr.
21-22 Kongens Gade
Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas, VI 00802

Gov. Lolo Letalu Matalasi Moliga
Office of the Governor
A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

Gov. Bengno Fitial
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Juan A. Sablan Memorial Bldg.
Capital Hill
Caller Box 10007
Saipan, MP 96950

Other Prominent People and Organizations

NASA
Public Communications Office
NASA Headquarters
Suite 5K39
Washington, DC 20546-0001SA
NASA has an on-line form which can be used
to request Eagle Letters of Recognition at
http://www.nasa.gov/about/contact/boy_scout_page.html

Mike Rowe (star of Dirty Jobs)
Eagle Scout Letter
3727 West Magnolia Blvd., Suite 300
Burbank, CA 91505
http://www.mikeroweworks.com/scrap-yard/eagle-scout-letter/
You MUST include a self-addressed, stamped 9x12 envelope with the request.
Make sure it has the correct amount of postage ($1.90)
(one request per envelope please)
Allow 12 weeks for Mike's response.

Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani
c/o Giuliani Partners, LLC
1251 Avenue of the Americas
49th Floor
New York, NY 10020

Mr. Steven Spielberg
DreamWorks
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, California 91608
We have had reports that requests have not been honored recently.

Vice President Al Gore
3810 Bedford Avenue
Suite 250
Nashville, TN 37215

Mr. Rush Limbaugh
2 Penn Plaza, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10021-0085

His Holiness, Pope Francis I
Apostolic Nunciature
3339 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008-3687

Mr. James R. Moffett, Chairman/CEO
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
PO Box 51777
New Orleans, LA 70151

National Commander
Veterans of Foreign Wars
406 West 34th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

National Commander
American Legion
PO Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Sons of the American Revolution
1000 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
To request an Eagle Scout letter of commendation and or certificate of recognition for an Eagle Court of Honor, please visit the SAR website and contact the state Eagle Scout chairman from your state. Writing directly to the national office address above will delay the response.  See: http://www.sar.org/Youth/Eagle_Scout_Contacts

Moose International
Community Service Dept.
Mooseheart, IL 60539-1126

Mr. Bill Gates
Microsoft Corporation
1 Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-6399
We have had reports that requests have not been honored recently.

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Scouting and Youth Coordinator
Piper Holton
PO Box 552
Hotchkiss, CO 81419-0552
Email: piperpspcea@aol.com

AMVETS National Headquarters
Attn: Programs Department
4647 Forbes Blvd.
Lanham, Maryland 20706
Download the required request form (PDF)

United States Submarine Veterans, Inc.
PO Box 3870
Silverdale, WA 98383-3870
The USSVI requests 30 days advance notice
and requires a specific form.
Download the application form
from their web site at:
https://www.ussvi.org/Documents/Awards_Programs_Eagle_Scout_Award_Pgm.pdf

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
PO Box 1865
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105
The SUVCW requests 45 days advance notice
and requires a specific form.
Download and print the application form
from their web site at:
http://suvcw.org/eagle/

Marine Corps League
P.O. Box 3070
Merrifield, VA 22116-3070

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
See the information on their web page by clicking on this link:
http://auxbdeptwiki.cgaux.org/index.php/Eagle_and_Quartermaster_Recognition
Then send an e-mail with the appropriate information to:
youthprograms@bdept.cgaux.org
(Mail applications will not be honored)
Ms. Rosalyn Farb, Senior Vice President
Wendy's Corporate Communications
4288 W. Dublin, Granville Rd.
Dublin OH 43017
East Tennessee State University
Military Science Department
Enrollment and Scholarship Officer
P.O. Box 70648
Johnson City, TN 37614
Jenn Schilling, Assistant Brand Manager
Joy Cone Company

3435 Lamor Road
Hermitage, PA 16148
Jennifer.schilling@joycone.com
Les Stroud  (Survivorman)
692 Muskoka Road 3 N
Huntsville, ON
P1H-1C9
Canada

National Rifle Association:
The NRA requests 3 months advance notice
and requires a specific form.
Download and print the application form
from the NRA web site at:
http://www.nrahq.org/youth/eagle_scout.pdf
then mail or fax to:
National Rifle Association
Attn: Eagle Scout Coordinator
Youth Programs
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fax: 703-267-3999

Supreme Lodge
Knights of Pythias
25 S. Morton Avenue
Morton, PA 19070
(certificate & patch)
http://www.pythias.org/scouts/eaglescout.html

For Latter-day Saints Scouts:
The Young Men's General Presidency
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
47 East South Temple St
Salt Lake City UT 84150-1700

For Jewish Scouts:
Northeast Region
Jewish Committee on Scouting
Stephen Allan Mintz
106 Sunnymeadow Lane
Reisterstown, MD 21136-6148

For Jewish Scouts:
National Jewish Committee on Scouting
c/o The Relationships Division - S326
Boy Scouts of America
PO Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
http://www.jewishscouting.org

For Jewish Scouts:
Rabbi Steven Wernick
Executive Vice President
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
820 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017-4504

For Jewish Scouts:
Rabbi Rick Jacobs
President
Union for Reform Judaism
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-6778

For Jewish Scouts:
Rabbi Bini Maryles
Director of Synagogue Services
Orthodox Union
Eleven Broadway
New York, NY 10004

For Jewish Scouts:
Rabbi Pesach Lerner
Executive Vice President
National Council of Young Israel
111 John Street, Suite 450
New York, NY 10038

For Jewish Scouts:
Mr. Greg Byrne
Jewish War Veterans of the United States
1811 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

For Jewish Scouts:
Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

The Eagle Scout Service / NESA no longer provides congratulatory letters from James A. Lovell.

If a name or organization has been removed from this site, it is because we have had specific requests to NOT send letters to them.

In particular, the following people and groups have asked that they be removed:

The Central Intelligence Agency, The Justices of the US Supreme Court, NASA Johnson Space Center /Astronaut Office,
US Air Force Recruiting Service, US Air Force Thunderbirds, Civil Air Patrol Headquarters, The Boeing Corp., The Cato Institute,
Dr. William J. Bennett, Pat Boone, William F. Buckley, Sen. John Glenn,
J. Willard Marriot, Mrs. Ronald (Nancy) Reagan, Allan H. "Bud" Selig.

Click here to see other special Special Eagle Scout Recognitions that can be requested.

Additional addresses for Texas based Scouts can be found at Scoutmaster Calvin Gray's website: http://www.troopcrew405.org/template-help.html


Page updated on: October 27, 2014



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