Eagle Advancement

Once an Eagle. Always an Eagle.

Invite a member of the Aloha Council NESA Chapter to your Eagle Court of Honor. You will be presented with a NESA certificate and Eagle Coin. Mail your invitation to Aloha Council or email Patricia Mariteragi at 104advancement@scouting.org or patricia.mariteragi@scouting.org

Scouts may invite the Elks Lodge to their upcoming Eagle Scout Court of Honor. There are Elks Lodges in the Philippines, Guam, and on the islands of O'ahu (Honolulu, Pearl City, Kailua) and Hawaii (Hilo, Kona). The scout or scout's unit can contact any one of these Lodges and request presentation to be held for the Eagle Scout. The presentation (approx. 5-10 minutes) will include Eagle Scout certificates from the Grand Lodge, a congratulatory letter, and an Eagle Scout certificate from the local Lodge. Contact Miles Nakatsu at hiloelks759@hotmail.com

Please click here for Eagle Banquet information

Eagle Resources:

Advancement Resources

Eagle Scholarship Resources:


Local Scholarships

Distinguished Eagle Scout John Henry Felix is a dedicated support of Scouting in Hawaii and served as a model scout and community leader for decades. He continues to be a prominent businessman in Hawaii, serving on many non-profit boards. 

This award honors an Eagle Scout who has demonstrated above average service to the community with more than one hundred hours of community service over a two (2) year period not part of the Eagle Scout Project.  

Aloha Council NESA Community Service Award Application

The Eagle Scout Service Project is both the pinnacle and capstone accomplishment toward attaining the highest rank in Scouting. It demonstrates leadership, perseverance, and commitment to community service and Scouting. This scholarship is awarded to a new Eagle whose project is judged to most effectively illustrate these traits compared to other submitted projects. 

Apply for the 2023 Eagle Project Scholarship Here

These scholarships can be used for college, university, technical school, trade school, or other certified programs. The scholarship application is open now and closes April 28, 2023 .These scholarships are open to all seniors and Eagle Scouts.

More Info Here

National Scholarships

The National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout service project of the year award (ESSPY) to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by an Eagle Scout candidate to a religious institution, a school, community or other entity through completion of an Eagle Scout project. 

Click Here for the Nomination Award Form

Click Here for Instructions

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Nominations for the Award

  • An Eagle Scout, parents, or any registered BSA volunteer (with the Eagle Scout’s permission) may submit Eagle Scout service projects to their local council for consideration.
  • On or before January 31 the nomination must be submitted to the NESA committee of the council in which the service project was completed.
  • Example: An Eagle Scout who completed an Eagle Board of Review in 2023, must have their nomination in by January 31, 2024.

The National Eagle Scout Association is proud to offer scholarships that can help you continue your educational adventure.


  • Eagle Scouts must be a member of the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) to apply.
  • Eagle Scouts may apply for NESA scholarships beginning in their senior year of high school through their junior year in an undergraduate program or by the halfway point of their associate degree program or skilled trade program.
  • Recipients may receive a NESA scholarship one time only.
  • NESA scholarships are available to Eagle Scouts currently enrolled in or accepted by an accredited educational institution as a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours) in a program leading to an academic degree (including associate degrees) or a skilled trade program.
  • Cooke four-year scholarship awardees must be enrolled in an accredited four year college or university as a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours) in a program leading to a bachelors degree.
  • NESA scholarships are not available to students attending any of the U.S. military academies.
  • NESA scholarships are not available to graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree.

Application Timeline

Eagle Board of Review Date:
Must be on or before January 24, 2024.

Application Portal Open:
December 1, 2023, through January 31, 2024.

Application Must be Completed and Submitted
By 11:59 p.m. CST on January 31, 2024.

Announcement of Scholarship Awards:
June 10, 2024.

For more information and too apply please visit the NESA scholarships page

The Boy Scouts of America keeps a list of academic scholarships available to Scouts across all programs.
Click here to view more scholarships available from scouting.org

Click here to visit the National Catholic Committee on Scouting scholarship page

PADI Scholarship Program
Scholarships are available for multiple training levels. SEE LINK for details and share with your Scouts BSA, Venturers and Sea Scouts. The deadline for BSA/PADI Applications is December 31, 2024. Applicants will be notified of status end of the First Quarter 2025.

As posted at the end of last year, COVID-19 extensions to earn the rank of Eagle Scout have been eliminated (i.e. no new COVID-19 extensions).
Aloha Council now has the authority to grant limited extensions of time to complete Eagle (and/or Summit or Quartermaster) requirements.
All extensions moving forward must qualify under the three tests listed in topics,, and forms and from the 2021 edition of the Guide to Advancement (which has not yet been published).
COVID-19 can be a circumstance that warrants an extension if it qualifies under the three tests listed in

There is an appeal process outlined in topic
Please check the list below to access the 2021 Guide to Advancement topics,,, and forms and


Scouts with permanent and severe disabilities such as those described in section 10, “Advancement for Members With Special Needs,” have the opportunity to be registered beyond the age of eligibility.

Click here for the Request for Registration Beyond the Age of Eligibility, No. 512-935

Please submit all extension requests to Patricia Mariteragi (Eagle & Advancement specialist) and Billy Rayl (Field Director/Council Advancement Staff Advisor).

File Name Description Request for Extension of Time to Earn the Eagle Scout Rank Download Appeal of Extension Request Denial Download Time Extensions Download Process for Requesting and Reviewing a Time Extension Download
Advancement Report Download