Eagle Scout Information

Eagle, Summit, Quartermaster and Gold Congratulation Letters

Although most frequently, letters are requested for new Eagle Scouts, the list below can and should be used when requesting letters of commendation for Venturers who have earned the Summit Award, and for Sea Scouts who have earned the Quartermaster Rank, and for Girl Scouts who have earned the GSUSA Gold Award. When sending letters for those awards, please in your explanation, don't include phrases like "The Summit Award is the Venturing version of Eagle" or "Quartermaster is the Sea Scout equivalent of Eagle" or "the Gold award is the Girl Scout version of Eagle Scout". Summit and Quartermaster, and the Gold Award are their own awards and what should be stressed are the skills and leadership experiences gained by earning them!

What information to include:

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

  • The Scout or Venturer's FULL NAME (not just "Sparky" or "Jimmy" but "Samuel James Jackson" or "James Ray Morrison")
  • The UNIT NUMBER and COUNCIL NAME (the Unit number is that number on his left shoulder; the Council name appears on the patch right above it), and
  • A SHORT DESCRIPTION of the Service Project led by and completed as a requirement for the award.
  • It is also courteous to include a self addressed stamped envelope when writing to private individuals or organizations. That is usually not necessary when writing to government officials.

According to protocol professionals in the United States, The Honorable is a courtesy title used with the names of current and retired high-ranking federal and state officials and judges, and with some local officials, when introducing them, and when addressing correspondence to them. Furthermore, The Honorable is always used before a full name, and should NOT be shortened. nor should it be combined with other honorifics, ranks or titles in the USA.

So The Honorable (Full Name), (Office Held) would be correct while The Honorable Dr, (Full Name), (Office Held) , or Hon. Gen (Full Name), (Office Held) would both be incorrect, In the table of addresses below, we have not included the courtesy title, but you are encouraged to use it when you send letters to those individuals.

What your letter should discuss about the Scout:

Many people writing a letter to acknowledge an Eagle Scout, Quartermaster, or Gold or Summit recipient, would also like to know how the person earned the badge. But don't only discuss the Service Project. Give some information about the Scout and their activities. This provides information so the letter can include 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.

Hal Daume served the USSSP as our "Resident Commissioner" for over 20 years. During that time, using the pen name "Andy McCommish", Hal prepared and published the "ASK ANDY" blog, with advice to Scouts, Scouters, and Scouting family members.  Hal passed away in 2022, but the "Ask Andy" blog with his advice on hundreds of Scouting issues remains available. A "Final Column" written by a group of Hal's close friends and loyal Andy-readers can be seen at https://usscouts.org/askandy/finalcolumn.asp, and the entire blog can be found at http://netcommissioner.com/askandy/. A few years ago, when he got a request for a letter to a new Eagle Scout, he prepared the following response, and suggested it be added to this document.

I've just received another letter inviting me to a court of honor for your troop's newest Eagle Scout - the most recent in a string of several hundred in the past ten years alone. Your letter lauds this Scout's service project and gives great detail of all the work done. Inevitably, however, and like all others preceding it, the letter - except for time, date, and location - stops there. To the uninitiated, it would seem that attaining the rank of Eagle solely involves a community service project of some kind. To others, including myself, there's disappointment: It's as if the coffee-after-dessert is all I get; there's no mention of the preceding courses all of which have led up to this.

Where, I wonder, is a description of what this young man has learned about citizenship and his role in his community, nation, and the world at large. Will I not learn that he's now skilled in first aid and has the ability to save life on both land and in the water, or has developed and carried out a mobilization plan for his troop in an emergency situation? How many miles has he hiked and backpacked; how many camping trips has he taken, and where has he gone? How has he developed and honed his communication and leadership skills both among his peers who have elected him to lead, and how has he learned to be a responsible team member when called upon?

This young man has led his patrol and troop in significant ways for extended periods, yet I learn nothing of these roles. Nor do I learn how he has developed his physical and mental fitness in this preparation for his future life. Can he handle a canoe? A sailboat? Can he survive in the wilderness by himself - a skill few outside of Scouting know anything at all about? Does he know firearms safety? Has he grown as a member of his own family? Does he know how to protect himself and other youth, if necessary, from bullying and other forms of abuse? Can he manage money and a budget? What does he know of ecology and - today's buzzword - sustainability? What explorations into subjects only Scouts get to choose from has he made? Does he know what to do if confronted by a snake bite, or contact with a poisonous plant? Does he know the flora and fauna of the region he lives in? Has his service project developed not only his leadership skills but also his knowledge of project planning, including "sweating the details." How does he live the Scout Oath and Law in his daily life? What are his aspirations for his own future?

Tell me about his life beyond Scouting. What has he accomplished for himself scholastically and in team and individual sports? What of his religious life?

Has he been recommended for this rank by his teachers or principal, his employers, his religious mentor?

All of this and more ... absent. Instead of understanding the "whole" of this fine young man, I'm left with impressions of wood and gravel and plantings and such. There's no "three-dimensional image" of him here; he's done community service and that's all your letter tells me. Please tell me more. Please honor everything that this young man has accomplished for himself. Make that image "3D"!

How many letters to request:

Remember that the purpose of a congratulatory letter or certificate 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.

A significant number of individuals and organizations have online request forms or provide email addresses, and will not respond to mailed requests. In some cases, (including President Biden, Secretary of State Blinken, the U.S. Coastx Guard Commandant and the Marine Corps) the forms are then used by the recipient to prepare a response letter or a certificate . Others (including the National Park Service Youth Programs, NASA, and The US Navy Blue Angels) are designed to take the information from the form, and generate a certificate for you to print without any actual contact by the individual or group.

At the bottom of the list we have included a list of individuals and organizations that have made specific requests that requests NOT be sent to them. Please respond appropriately to their requests, and do not contact anyone on that list.

In the tables below, incumbents who are "Acting" or will be leaving office as a result of an election, resignation, or other reasons, are shown in RED, while "Elect" or newly appointed officials who are as yet unconfirmed or not yet installed are shown in GREEN.

The list below is, to our best knowledge, accurate as of  April 17, 2024.

Please forward comments, corrections, or additions to:
Paul S. Wolf, Secretary, U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc.

US Government Officials

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

President Joseph R. Biden. Jr. and Dr. Jill Biden
The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Use the online contact form Request a Greeting

Vice President Kamala Harris and Mr. Douglas Emhoff
The White House
Office of the Vice President
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20500
or send a message using the online contact form at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/,
 and use "Contact the Vice President" as the MESSAGE TYPE.


Cabinet Members and other Cabinet Level Officials

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

Gina M. Raimondo
Secretary of Commerce
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230

Lloyd J. Austin, III
Secretary of Defense

Requests should be sent to:
OATSD (Public Affairs)
Community Engagement
1400 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1400

Click here for Instructions

Note:  OATSD  is an acronym for
Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense

Miguel Cardona
Secretary of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202-0100

Jennifer Granholm
Secretary of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585

Xavier Becerra
Secretary of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20201

Alejandro N. Mayorkas
Secretary of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528

Adrianne Todman
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th St, SW
Washington, DC 20410

Merrick Garland
Attorney General
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530
e-mail: Click Here

Anthony J. Blinken
Secretary of State
2201 C St., NW
Washington, DC 20520

Requests should be made using the Online request form:
 Click here
Mailed requests are no longer accepted

Debra Haaland
Secretary of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240

Pete Buttigieg
Secretary of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590
e-mail: Click Here

Janet L. Yellen
Secretary of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20220

Denis McDonough
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20420

Michael Regan
US Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460

Isabel Guzman
Small Business Administration
409 3rd St., SW
Washington, DC 20416

Avril D. Haines
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Washington, DC 20511

Jeff Zients
Chief of Staff
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20500

Shalanda Young
Office of Management and Budget
725 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20503

Katherine Tai
U.S. Trade Representative
Office of the United States Trade Representative
600 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20508

Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Eisenhower Executive Office Building
1650 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20504

Cecilia Rouse
Council of Economic Advisers
Eisenhower Executive Office Building
1650 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Linda Thomas-Greenfield
United States Ambassador to the United Nations
United States Mission to the United Nations
799 United Nations Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10017

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

Joint Staff

Gen. Charles Q. Brown
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Washington, D.C. 20318-9999

Adm. Christopher W. Grady
Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
9999 Joint Staff Pentagon
Washington, DC 20318-9999

SEAC Ramón "CZ" Colón-López
Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Joint Staff Public Affairs
9999 Joint Staff Pentagon
Washington DC, 20318-9999

For an online form which can be used to generate a certificate from the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Click Here

If you write to them, please include the full name of the scout, Troop number, date of honor ceremony or date of or date acknowledged for passing Eagle Scout or /Girl Scout Gold Award requirements 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.

Department of the Army

Christine Wormuth
Secretary of the Army

Gen. Randy A George
Chief of Staff of the Army

The U.S. Army's Youth Certificate of Recognition program has been suspended.

Department of the Navy

Carlos Del Toro
Secretary of the Navy
1000 Navy Pentagon, Room 4D652
Washington, DC 20350

Adm. Lisa Franchetti
Chief of Naval Operations
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-2000

Gen. Eric M. Smith
Commandant of the Marine Corps

Mailed requests are no longer accepted.
To request a congratulatory certificate send an Email to:
Maj Gen William J. Bowers
Commanding General
Marine Corps Recruiting Command
Requestors should include the name of the Eagle Scout, the date of their ceremony, and the address to which they would like the certificate delivered.

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.

Department of the Air Force

Frank Kendall III
Secretary of the Air Force

Gen. David W. Allvin
Chief of Staff of the Air Force

To receive a congratulatory certificate and letter from the US Air Force and the US Space Force, Click Here, then fill out and submit the form that they have provided.

National Guard Bureau Space Command

Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson
Chief of the National Guard Bureau
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301

General James H Dickinson
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301



For Congressional offices, due to security issues, mail to local offices will usually get a much faster response than mail sent to the Capitol or the House and Senate Office Buildings.

House of Representatives


Mike Johnson
House of Representatives
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515

Patty Murray
President Pro-Tempore
U.S. Senate
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20510

Steve Scalise
Majority Leader
House of Representatives
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515

Charles E. Schumer
Majority Leader
U.S. Senate
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20510

Use https://www.schumer.senate.gov/services/special-recognitions to request an Eagle Scout letter from Senator Schumer


Hakeem Jeffries
Minority Leader
House of Representatives
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515

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

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

____ _______ House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

or simply address your letter to:

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. Linda L. Fagan
Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard,
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20593

The Coast Guard has asked that we send all future Eagle Scout and Gold Award requests to ScoutRecognition@uscg.mil.
Mailed requests are no longer accepted.

Jay Clayton
Securities and Exchange Commission
450 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20549

Mr. Christopher A. Wray, Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Attn: Executive Secretariat - Room 6147
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20535

National Park Service Youth Programs

Please click here to download the
Eagle Scout Certificate of Recognition.
Mailed requests are no longer accepted.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Fish and Wildlife Service has a generic (PDF) Youth Certificate of Recognition available which can be downloaded here: https://www.fws.gov/media/youth-certificate-recognition
We suggest typing Eagle Scout before the Scout's name, to make it more appropriate for the occasion.

United States Military Academy
West Point, NY 10996

You can download and print a certificate using this link:

Office of Superintendent
United States Naval Academy
121 Blake Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21402-1300

Kings Point Eagle Scout Association
United States Merchant Marine Academy
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024

The KPESA is an organization of midshipmen founded upon the principles and ideals of the BSA and the Eagle Scout Oath. The KPESA hosts an annual Camporee on the MMA  campus.

A certificate from the KPESA
or the MMA may be available.

US Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, CO

You can download and print a certificate using this link:

United States Coast Guard Academy
New London, CT

You can download and print a certificate using this link:

Vice Adm. Vivek Murthy, MD
Surgeon General of the U.S.
Public Health Service
Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville MD 20857
U.S. Postal Service
Certificates of Recognition
The United States Postal Service has a recognition certificate for presentation to new Eagle Scouts. The certificate shows the USPS logo and the BSA logo, along with a reproduction of the 3¢ Boy Scouts of America commemorative stamp issued in 1950.
To obtain a certificate, send your request, listing the name of the new Eagle Scout, to:

Louis DeJoy
Postmaster General/CEO
U.S. Postal Service
475 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington DC 20260-0010

Information Affairs Coordinator
Drug Enforcement Administration
Office of the Administrator
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152

Public Communications Office
NASA Headquarters
Suite 5K39
Washington, DC 20546-0001
NASA has a certificate which can be
downloaded, filled in, and printed at:

The Blue Angels
The U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron recognizes Eagle Scouts and Venturing Summit Award recipients through an auto-generated letter.

Click here

Past Presidents and Vice Presidents

President Barack H. Obama
and Mrs. Michelle Obama
P.O. Box 91000
Washington, DC 20066

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

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

President Jimmy Carter
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307
Attn: Correspondence Office
or FAX to: (404) 331-0283

President  Carter is no longer able to personally respond to any requests.

President and Mrs. Donald J. Trump

Requests can be made online, using the link below.
Allow 6 weeks for a response.


Vice President Dan Quayle
4900 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 4800
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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

Vice President and Mrs. Mike Pence

We have not been able to determine a mailing address for Mr. Pence, nor have we found a way to contact him online.



Gov. Kay Ivey
State Capitol
Room N-104
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130

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

Gov Katie Hobbs
Office of the Governor
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders
250 State Capitol
Little Rock, AR 72201

Gov. Gavin Newsom
1303 10th Street, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

Click here for instructions on how to request letters of recognition.

Gov. Jared Polis
136 State Capitol
Denver, CO 80203-1792

Online Request Form

Gov. Ned Lamont
Governor's Office
State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Gov. John Carney
Legislative Hall
Dover, DE 19901

Gov. Ron DeSantis
The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

Gov. Brian Kemp
State Capitol Building
Constituent Services Room 111
Atlanta, GA 30334

Gov Josh Green
Executive Chambers
Hawai'i State Capitol
Honolulu, HI 96813

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

Gov. J.B. Pritzker
Office of the Governor
207 Statehouse
Springfield, IL 62706
Online Request Form

Gov. Eric Holcomb
Office of the Governor
206 State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Gov. Kim Reynolds
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319

Gov. Laura Kelly
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
Second Floor
Topeka, KS 66612

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

Gov. Jeffrey Martin Landry
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9004

Gov. Janet T. Mills
Office of the Governor
#1 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0001

Gov. Wes Moore
State House
Annapolis, MD 21401

Gov. Maura Healey
Office of Constituent Services
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St. Room 280
Boston, MA 02133

Requests should be made using the following web address:

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

Gov. Tim Walz
130 State Capitol
75 Constitution Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55155

Gov. Tate Reeves
Office of the Governor
P. O. Box 139
Jackson, MS 39205

Gov. Michael L Parson
Missouri Capitol Building, Room 216
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0720

Gov. Greg Gianforte
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
Helena, MT 59620-1901

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

Gov. Joe Lombardo
Capitol Building
Carson City, NV 89701

Gov. Chris Sununu
Office of the Governor
State House
Concord, NH 03301-4990

Gov. Phil Murphy
125 West State St
P.O. Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
State Capitol Building
Santa Fe, NM 87503

 Gov. Kathy Hochul
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

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

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

Gov. Richard Michael (Mike) DeWine
77 South High Street, 30th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Gov. Kevin Stitt
State Capitol Bldg.
2300 N. Lincoln, Suite 212
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Gov. Tina Kotek
State Capitol Building
Salem, OR 97301-4047

Gov. Josh Shapiro
225 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Gov. Dan McKee
Office of the Governor
222 State House
Providence, RI 02903-1196

Gov. Henry McMaster
State House
1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Gov. Kristi L. Noem
Office of the Governor
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070

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

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

Gov. Spencer Cox
Office of the Governor
210 State Capitol
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Gov. Phil Scott
109 State St, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609

Gov. Glenn Youngkin
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. Jim Justice
Office of the Governor
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305

Gov. Tony Evers
125 State Capitol
Madison, WI 53702

Gov. Mark Gordon
Governor's Office
Wyoming State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Washington, DC 20004

Only District of Columbia residents will be provided Eagle Scout letters
Requests should be submitted online - Click Here.

Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia
BMB 110202
Calle San Gustos
San Juan, PR 00901-1711

Gov. Leon Guerrero
PO Box 2950
Hagåtña, Guam 96932

GGov. Albert Bryan Jr.
21-22 Kongens Gade
Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas, VI 00802

Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Office of the Governor
A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799

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

Other Prominent People and Organizations

Pedro the Scout Life Mailburro

Pedro doesn't just respond to readers in the pages of Scout Life.
He also will personally recognize Scouts who have completed
their requirements for an Eagle Scout award.

Click here then fill out the form online.

Order of the Arrow Eagle Scout Congratulatory Letters

The national chief and national vice chief and the national chairman
want to recognize each Eagle on the great accomplishment of obtaining Eagle.
The letters are intended for all Boy Scouts and not just members of the OA.

To obtain the letters, follow the instructions on this page:

Sons of the American Revolutionbr> 809 W. Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
To request an Eagle Scout letter of commendation and/or certificate of recognition for an Eagle Court of Honor,
please visit the SAR website using the link below, and
contact the state Eagle Scout chairman from your state.
Writing directly to the national office address above
will delay the response. 
For a list of state contacts, see:

The SAR also presents the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship awards. Three national-level scholarships are awarded:
$10,000 (first place), $6,000 (first runner-up), and $4,000 (second runner-up); prizes may also be awarded at the state and local levels.

American Legion
PO Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Certificates are available online using this procedure:

  1. Go to www.legion.org/scouting/certificates
  2. Log into or create a Legion.org account to access the forms for the BSA Certificate
  3. Enter the requested information
  4. Fill in and/or download the BSA Certificate of Appreciation
  5. Print it using a color printer with margins set to narrow

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park
Suite 240 (Nat. Civil War Museum)
Harrisburg, PA 17103-2411

The SUVCW requests 45 days advance notice
and requires a specific form, sent to them by email.
See the instructions and download and print the application form
from their web site at:

Chair Jennifer L. Homendy
National Transportation Safety Board
490 L'Enfant Plaza East, SW
Washington, DC 20594

Congratulatory letters will be sent electronically to the requestor's email. If the Eagle Scout project addresses transportation safety or the Eagle Scout is planning a career in the transportation industry, please send complete details so that the letter may be personalized.

The Silver Star Families of America
c/o Steven J. Newton
525 Cave Hollow Rd.
Clever, MO.65631
email: stevenewton69@hotmail.com

AMVETS National Headquarters
Attn: Programs Department
4647 Forbes Blvd.
Lanham, Maryland 20706
To request the certificate, click here

Marine Corps League
3619 Jefferson Davis Hwy Ste 115
Stafford, VA 22554-7771

See the information on obtaining a "Good Citizenship Award" Certificate at https://www.mcleaguelibrary.org/youth-programs/

United States Submarine Veterans, Inc.
PO Box 3870
Silverdale, WA 98383-3870
The USSVI requests 3 weeks advance notice
and requires a specific form.
Download the application form
from their web site at:

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
See the information on their web page by clicking on this link:
Then send an e-mail with the appropriate information to:
(Mail applications will not be honored)

Military Order of the World Wars
435 North Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2301

See information on obtaining certificates for BSA Eagle Scouts, Summit Award & Quartermaster, and GSUSA Gold Awards at:

East Tennessee State University
Military Science Department
Enrollment and Scholarship Officer
P.O. Box 70648
Johnson City, TN 37614

East Carolina University Army ROTC program
Military Science Enrollment Officer
East Carolina University
Military Science Department (AROTC), Mail Stop 141
Greenville, NC 27858

Supreme Lodge
Knights of Pythias
458 Pearl Street
Stoughton, MA 02072-1655
(certificate & patch - $5.00 fee required)
Click here then click on Order an Eagle Scout Certificate" for a form to fill out.
Mail the form and a $5.00 check to the address above.

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
2750 Lakeview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-1889
email: GrandLodge@Elks.org

International Order of St. George
Grand Priory of the Americas

Applications and information can be obtained from:
Chevalier James P. Jones, KStG, GOStG
Chair, Eagle Scout Committee

Mr. Bill Gates
Microsoft Corporation
1 Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-6399

Mr. Steven Spielberg
Amblin Partners
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 5121
Universal City, California 91608

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

The Wendy’s Company
Corporate Affairs Dept.
1 Dave Thomas Blvd.
Dublin, OH 43017

Mr. Ramon Laguarta, CEO
700 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY 10577-1444

Mr. James Quincy, Chairman & CEO
The Coca-Cola Company
P.O. Box 1743
Atlanta, GA 30301

The Hershey Company
Consumer Relations Dept.
19 East Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033

email: consumers@hersheys.com, or call
and a live representative will be happy to help.

Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity
1441 East 104th Street
Kansas City, MO 64131

APO has an certificate which can be downloaded, filled in, and printed at: https://apo.org/resources/online-scout-certificate-2/

Mr. William Clay Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman
Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, MI 48126

Friends of Treasure Island
575 River Road
Pipersville, PA 18947

See the information on how to request a recognition letter at https://www.friendsoftreasureisland.org/eagle-recognition-letters/

Stroud Enterprises Inc. (Survivorman)
51 King William Street
P.O. Box 30008
Huntsville, Ontario P1H 0B5 Canada

(As of March 19, 2024) The cost to mail a letter from the USA to Canada is:
Weight not over 2
oz. - $1.55, 3 oz. - $2.22, 3.5 oz. - $2.84.
"Global Forever" stamps are currently worth $1.55, regardless of the price that was paid when they were purchased.

Chuck Norris

See the information on https://chucknorris.com/#contact

Note that the website includes the following statement: "Please consider a donation to Kickstart Kids in return for Mr. Norris’ recognition letters."

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
303 Pearl Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353

Condoleezza Rice
c/o Stanford University
Department of Political Science
616 Serra St., Room 100
Stanford, CA 94305-6044

Veterans of Foreign Wars National Headquarters
Attn: VFW Programs Department
406 West 34th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Fax: (816) 968-1149
Please allow a minimum of one month advance notice.

National Rifle Association
Attn: Eagle Scout Coordinator
Youth Programs
111250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fax: 703-267-3999

The NRA requests 1 month advance notice
and now has an online form on their web site at:


Mike Rowe (star of Dirty Jobs) no longer sends personalized copies of his letter, Click here for details).
However, you can download a copy of his
"Completely Transparent, Totally Honest, Eagle Scout Congratulatory Form Letter"
and fill in the blanks, by clicking here:

The Lions Clubs' Scouting Recognition program is being phased out.
However, you may create a recognition letter for your Scout. by using the
following link to download a recognition letter template which you can edit and print out: Click here.

Say “Eagle Rank Commendation Letter” to rep.

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

Religious Organizations

For United Methodist Scouts:
Steven Scheid, Director
Scouting Ministries | GCUMM
The United Methodist Church
810 12th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37203
tel: (615)-620-7261

For Islamic Scouts:
National Islamic Committee on Scouting
P. O. Box 857
Edison NJ 08818
Tel: (732)-801-1283

For Catholic Scouts:
vHis Holiness, Pope Francis
Apostolic Nunciature
3339 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008-3687

For Baptist Scouts:
Association of Baptists for Scouting

For Catholic Scouts:
Knights of Columbus Headquarters
Department of Fraternal Services
1 Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 752-4270

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 Orthodox Christian Scouts:
Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting
30-11 30th Drive
Astoria, NY 11102

For Lutheran Scouts:
National Lutheran Association on Scouting
Online request form at https://nlas.org/awards-recognition/certificates/

They will mail certificates for Eagle Scout along with many others; Religious emblems, Silver, Gold, Webelos, Arrow of Light, AHG, 4H, Appreciation, Trail Life, etc.

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

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

For Jewish Scouts:
Northeast Region Jewish Committee on Scouting
Eagle Recognition Certificate
Mr. Theodore E. Severe
3218 McElderry Street
Baltimore MD 21205-2819

Note: Please provide the Eagle Court of Honor date
and contact information (phone/email) in case r> If the Court of Honor is for multiple Eagle Scouts,
please identify ALL of the Scouts, and certificates
will be supplied for all of them (regardless of religion).
Please do NOT include a self addressed stamped envelope.

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

For Jewish Scouts:
National Council of Young Israel
50 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 102,
Paramus, NJ 07652

For Jewish Scouts:
Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal
Chief Executive Officer
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
and the Rabbinical Assembly
3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

For Jewish Scouts:
Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

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

Please do NOT send letters to the individuals and organizations listed below.
These individuals and organizations have made specific requests that requests NOT be sent to them.

US Air Force
Recruiting Service
US Military Academy
(West Point NY)
US Coast Guard Academy
(New London CT)
US Air Force Academy
(Colorado Springs CO)
Civil Air Patrol
The Central Intelligence
NASA Johnson Space Center
/ Astronaut Office
US Air Force Thunderbirds
The Justices of the
US Supreme Court
The Cato Institute The Joy Cone Company Dr. William J. Bennett
 Pat Boone William F. Buckley J. Willard Marriot Allan H. "Bud" Selig
Mr. James R. Moffett Mr. Stephen Bechtel The Boeing Corp. Walt Disney World Communications

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

Page updated on: April 29, 2024

Scouts Using the Internet Cartoon - Courtesy of Richard Diesslin - Click to See More Cartoons
© 1994-2024 - U.S. Scouting Service Project | Site Map | Disclaimer | Project Team | Contact Us | Privacy Policy

Materials found at U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. Websites may be reproduced and used locally by Scouting volunteers for training purposes consistent with the programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) or other Scouting and Guiding Organizations. No material found here may be used or reproduced for electronic redistribution or for commercial or other non-Scouting purposes without the express permission of the U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. (USSSP) or other copyright holders. USSSP is not affiliated with BSA or WOSM and does not speak on behalf of BSA or WOSM. Opinions expressed on these web pages are those of the web authors. You can support this website with in two ways: Visit Our Trading Post at www.ScoutingBooks.com or make a donation by clicking the button below.
(U.S. Scouting Service Project Donation)

(Ruth Lyons Memorial Donations)