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The Knights of Dunamis was an honor society of Eagle Scouts founded in San Francisco on April 19, 1925 by Scout Executive Raymond O. Hanson. The Knights of Dunamis, named after the Greek power or spirit, served as a service organization for local Scout councils and also hosted occasional social events. To gain admittance to the Knights of Dunamis (KD), the Eagle Scout had to participate in a large or significant service project, in addition to the one that the Scout had to perform to gain his Eagle Scout award. The Knights awarded a special honor of their own, the Knights Eagle Award. For about forty years after its founding, the national leadership of the BSA had an ambivalent attitude toward the Knights. From a peak of 110 chapters, there were only 37 chapters by 1971. In 1972 the Knights of Dunamis was merged into the BSA and became the National Eagle Scout Association, (NESA - www.nesa.orgExternal Link).

Today, our council serves nearly 8,000 youth from Daly City to Mountain View, from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. A very active 40-member board of directors leads 15 council professionals and staff, supported by 2,900 registered adult volunteers. Historically, a Gold level council as measured by the BSA “Journey-To-Excellence,” we are recognized by the Western Region and National Office as one of the finest councils of our size. Our auditors confirm we are the leanest running council and/or non-profit they have seen. We are doing more good with less, for more youth than any of our neighbors. While short-staffed, the council continues to grow its youth membership and achieve our quality council/district and unit goals.  

An average of 150 Scouts will earn their Eagle Scout Award this year. Since the council’s early beginnings, nearly 7,500 Eagle Scout Awards have been presented. Please take a few minutes to review our programsactivities, and three camps

The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA, pronounced nee-sah) is an organization of men who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. NESA is young men searching for dynamic and challenging leadership roles. NESA is older Eagle Scouts who desire to use their efforts and influence toward forming the kind of young men America needs for leadership. NESA's stated purpose is "to serve Eagle Scouts and, through them, the entire movement of Scouting."

The Pacific Skyline Council Board of Directors invites all Eagle Scouts to update their NESA online profiles and . . .

“Reconnect, Rekindle and Reengage”

  • Eagle Scout Database - Online NESA Profile Update – your “Eagle Scout” Linked-In connection
  • Eagles in the News (National, Local, Endowment)
  • Eagle Scout Scholarships – NESA, Local, Religious, Civic/Military, Institution-specific
  • NESA: Life Scout to Eagle Scout 
  • Glen and Melinda Adams Service Project of the Year
  • NESA Committee Grants
  • Pacific Skyline NESA Committee
  • The Eagle Scout Charge and Challenge – James E. West Fellowship/Endowment

Board Commitment to New Council Eagle Scouts

The Board of Directors purchases a “New Eagle Scout” National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) membership to provide our new Eagle Scouts the opportunities to meet and seek career mentoring opportunities. (Is your NESA online profile current?) The Council is also pleased to provide each new Eagle with his Eagle Award, Mother’s pin and Father’s pin. Your financial support to underwrite this annual Council expense would be greatly appreciated. (Approximately $55/per Eagle Scout times 150 Eagle Scouts = $8,250) For more information, contact Mark Manchester at (650) 341-5633 or mark.manchester@scouting.org.

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