Eagle Recognition Dinner

Each year Las Aguilas de Diablo, a local organization of adult Eagle Scouts, honors those young people who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, Sea Scout Quartermaster or Venture Crew Silver Award with a special dinner. Besides being an enjoyable evening for our honorees, the dinner is also an opportunity for them to spend some time with a successful member of the career field they are interested in joining. The success of our dinner depends on having our members and sponsors present as examples to the youth in our council.

This year’s annual recognition dinner will be held onT_h_u_r_s_d_a_y_,_ _A_p_r_i_l_ _1_4_t_h_,_ _2_0_1_6_ _a_t_ _6_:_0_0_ _p_._m_._ _The dinner will take place at the Soda Activity Center located on the beautiful Saint Mary’s College Campus in Moraga. Our speaker this year is Dr. David Morrison, who will share with us “Can we Protect the Earth from Asteroid Collisions?”. David Morrison is a senior scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, where he is also the Chief Scientist for the NASA Ames Planetary Defense Team. He received his Ph.D. in Astronomy from Harvard University and has published more than 170 technical papers and a dozen books. Morrison is a passionate advocate for science education. He is Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and a member of the advisory council of the National Center for Science Education. He has received many awards, including distinguished leadership medals from NASA, the Carl Sagan Medal of the American Astronomical Society, and most recently the award from the Astronomical Society for lifetime achievement in education and interpreting science to the public.

Youth Eagle Scouts, Sea Scout Quartermasters and Venture Crew Silver Award recipients

This banquet is to honor our 2015-2016 Eagle Scouts, Sea Scout Quartermasters and Venture Crew Silver Award recipients. It is hosted by local Scouting business, professional and civic leaders. You will have a specific host to act as your sponsor for the evening. We will attempt to match your evening dinner sponsor to your area of career interest. Please be aware that this is not just a dinner to honor you and your accomplishments, but to also begin your networking for future employers or mentors that could help you once your education is complete. Please mark and save this date on your calendar.

The attire for the evening will be full scout uniform. If that is not possible, a coat and tie is appropriate.Please register by Friday, March 31st, 2016. If you are not able to fill out this form online or have any questions regarding this event, please contact Marc Slater at (510) 289-7558, marc.slater@scouting.org.

Las Aguilas de Diablo is offering five $1,000 college financial aid scholarships this year. These awards will be based on Scouting leadership, community participation, academic achievement and financial need. Scholarship applications are enclosed in this envelope. All applications are due Thursday, April 7th, 2016. We will announce the scholarship recipients at the Eagle Dinner on April 14th. Please attend if you choose to apply for the scholarship.

Congratulations, again, on your recent achievement of the Eagle Scout, Quartermaster or Silver Award!

Adults Members and Sponsors:

The dinner is not only an opportunity for you to act as a benefactor to a deserving young person; it’s also a chance to meet with other successful members of the community. The cost to sponsor an honoree is $125. If you are an Eagle Scout, Quartermaster or Venture Silver Award recipient, please consider joining Las Aguilas de Diablo. The cost of annual membership is $250.

This includes dinner for you and your Eagle Scout/Quartermaster/Silver Award guest, a contribution to the MDSC Endowment Fund, a contribution towards the scholarships we offer, and a general operating fund for the group. If you would like attend this year’s dinner as personal host to one of our honorees, and become a member/sponsor (please indicate your choice on membership form),

We will match you with an Eagle Scout, Quartermaster or Silver Award recipient. The honorees have listed their career intentions and we hope to match them accordingly. Please be sure to return your membership form in a timely manner.

Thank you for your interest in the future leaders of our community! We hope you can renew your membership, and attend this unique annual event. If you have any questions, please contact Marc Slater at (510) 289-7558, marc.slater[at]scouting.org[dot] See you at the dinner!


Very truly yours,

Louis “Skip” George

Dinner Chairman


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