Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony
Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State Unviersity
80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
The Atlanta Area Council is excited to recognize the 2018/2019 Eagle Scout Class at the Council Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony on June 1, 2019 at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University.
We are proud to name the class in honor of Eagle Scout, Paul Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Inspire Brands.
This event is provided free of charge to our Eagle Scouts and their families due to the generosity of our sponsors.
The 2019 Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony is chaired by Rick Morgan, Executive Vice President of Holder Construction Company.
If you attain the rank of Eagle between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019, you are invited to be recognized among the 2018/2019 Class of Eagle Scouts.
Why You Should Give
You will find below a list of just a few examples of Eagle Scouts that have made a difference in our country below. America needs their leadership and ultimately needs Scouting to help develop these fine young men. If you want to invest in your future leaders and support the nationally recognized and respected brand of Eagle Scouts, this is the event for you!
Eagle Scouts and their families attend the Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony free-of-charge. Sponsorships help insure an inspirational and memorable event for all to enjoy.
Sponsorships of the Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony will go to help fund camp scholarships, outreach programs and general support of Scouting in metro Atlanta. Sponsorships start at $2,500.
What it means to be an Eagle Scout
The honor and distinction of the Eagle Scout rank can only be achieved through hard work and commitment to the ideals of the Scouting movement. The achievement is so rare, that only 5% of Scouts earn the Eagle rank. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than 2 million Scouts.
Once a Scout advances to Eagle Scout, they will remain an Eagle for the rest of their life regardless of age or participation in Scouting. Eagle Scouts are expected to set an example for other Scouts and to become the leaders in life that they have demonstrated themselves to be in Scouting. As such, they are disproportionately represented in the military, service academy graduates, in higher education and academia, major professions, the clergy, business and politics.
Famous Eagle Scouts
- Neil Armstrong - Astronaut who flew on the Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 missions; first human to set foot on the Moon
- Rex Tillerson - Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil Corporation; National President of the BSA, Secretary of State
- Robert Gates - CIA director (1991–1993); President of Texas A&M University (2002–2007); President of NESA; Secretary of Defense (2006–2011)
- J. W. Marriott, Jr. - Chairman and CEO of Marriott International
- Stephen Bechtel, Jr. - Chairman Emeritus and Director of Bechtel
- Peter Agre - Medical doctor, professor, and molecular biologist who was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of aquaporin
- Lloyd Bentsen - US Representative (1948–1955); Senator from Texas (1971–1993); nominee for vice president (1988); chairman of the Senate Finance Committee; Secretary of the Treasury
- Lee Rogers Berger - Internationally renowned paleoanthropologist, physical anthropologist and archeologist
- Stephen Breyer - Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1994–)
- William DeVries - Cardiothoracic surgeon who performed the first successful permanent artificial heart implant
- Charles Duke - Air Force brigadier general; astronaut, as a member of Apollo 16 he became one of only twelve men who have walked on the moon
- Steve Fossett - Aviator and adventurer known for his five world record non-stop circumnavigations of the Earth: as a long-distance solo balloonist, as a sailor, and as a solo airplane pilot; past president of NESA; Silver Buffalo Award recipient
- Dudley R. Herschbach - Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University; won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
- James Lovell - Astronaut who flew on missions Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8, and Apollo 13, former president of National Eagle Scout Association
- Henry Paulson - CEO of Goldman Sachs (1998–2006); president of The Nature Conservancy, Secretary of the Treasury (2006–2009)
- Ross Perot - Businessman, CEO of EDS and Perot Systems; politician who ran for President of the United States in 1992 and 1996
- Frederick Reines - Physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995
- Sam Walton - Founder of Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, the largest single employer in the world