Upcoming Activities

The National Eagle Scout Association Chicago Chapter


Upcoming Activities

Bowling at Lincoln Square Lanes – 11/4

Roll on over, there's no time to "spare" – we're going bowling and we want you there!  Join us as we "strike" up some fun on Monday, November 4th at Lincoln Square Lanes!  $10 covers your games, shoes, and snacks.  Cash bar.

Strike the date: Monday, November 4, 2013
Spare the time: 5:30-7:30pm
Roll on over to: Lincoln Square Lanes – 4824 N. Lincoln Ave (just blocks from the Western Ave. Brown Line Stop)
Cost: $10 for bowling, shoes, and snacks.  Cash bar.

Don't be left in the gutter, it's going to be a ball!


Lunch with NESA Chicago 11/13

We invite you to gather with your fellow Chicagoland Eagles at an informal lunch on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Weber Grill Restaurant downtown. Being the holiday season, our suggested ice-breaker topic of conversation will be "Traditions."  Come meet fellow Eagles and share what your favorite holiday traditions are.  You may make a new friend or pick up a new tradition to try with your family!   


Date: Wednesday November 13, 2013
Time: Noon-1:30ish
Where: Weber Grill Restaurant (539 N. State St.  Chicago, IL 60654 – Located on the north-east corner of Grand Ave. and State St., above the Grand Red Line Station)
Cost:  Pay your own way.  We will have a special $10 lunch menu in addition to the regular menu. 

Please RSVP your attendance



After-Hours Social at Goose Island 12/10

Our last get-together of the year will take place on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Goose Island Brewing Company in Lincoln Park.  Come on out and get to know your fellow Chicagoland Eagle Scouts, learn more about NESA Chicago and hear about Scouting in Chicago.  Our after-hours socials are always a great time with friends new and old!

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Goose Island Brewing Company (1800 N Clybourn Ave.  Chicago, IL 60614)
Cost: Pre-register online and pay just $5 to cover your snacks.  $10 at the door.  Cash bar and dinner menu available if you choose.



 Help Design this year's Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner Patch!

Fellow Eagle Scouts - The NESA Chicago Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner is coming in January.  This is our premier annual event and one that a lot of people will put loads of time and energy in to so it is a success.  No matter your current level of involvement with NESA, you are welcome to help design our 2014 Shoulder Strip.  Proposed designs are due by November 1.

The strip must include a fleur-de-lis, "2014" and "Chicago Area Council".  This link gives you the required outline of the shoulder patch:  

Interested?  Send us your design by November 1.  Questions?  Please ask.   It would be pretty cool to say you designed a patch to honor a year's worth of new Eagles.  Designs should be submitted via email to [email protected].  

Career Mentoring Program

Last fall we held our first-ever career fair for Chicago Scouts and high school students.  We had over 25 professionals on hand to provide the youth an opportunity to learn from adult experts about careers in a number of different industries. 

We would like to continue providing this type of mentoring to Chicago Scouts and high school students by creating a network of professionals who would be willing to travel to local schools to do a short presentation (no more than one hour total) about their industry and career interests. 

This program will be conducted in conjunction with the council's Career Exploring program.  We will utilize a career interest survey to determine which industries the students are most interested in so we are able to coordinate appropriate speakers.  The program would be open to all students (male and female) and, if allowed by the school, Scouts who are at least 14 years old. 

Currently we are gathering information on professionals who would be interested in participating in this program by speaking at a school once or twice a year.

2014 NESA Chicago Planning Session

Want to have input into what we do next year? NESA Chicago is looking for input from all Eagle Scouts across Chicago in planning for 2014. Mark your calendars for our annual strategy and planning session, held on Saturday January 11, 2014 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Chicago Area Council Service Center.  Pizza will be provided.

What if I haven't been involved before? Not a problem! NESA Chicago wants input from ALL Eagle Scouts.

I have a few ideas for new events - Are you interested? Sure we are! Bring them along - they're all welcome!


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