The Sequoyah Council announced the formation of a local chapter for the National Eagle Scout Association. It will serve as the association for all Eagle Scouts in the Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia areas under the supervision of the council.

The goal of the chapter is to create an alliance of eagle scouts of the region with the mission of promoting and building leadership, community and support for the council. His vision is to “involve all Eagle Scouts in the region as active participants in the Boy Scouts mission to develop leadership skills in the area served by the Sequoyah Council”.

“SCNESA is committed to improving the leadership skills of society and working with young people in particular to help them maximize their leadership skills for years to come,” said a council press release.

SCNESA membership is open to all Eagle Scouts in the Sequoyah Council service area. That number is estimated at over 4,000.

The chapter will hold a solemn, council-wide Gathering of Eagles on September 27, with General Gary Harrell of Black Hawk Down speaking about the importance of leadership.

To learn more about SCNESA, visit, find them on Facebook (Sequoyah Council Eagle Scout Alumni), call (423) 952-6961 or email [email protected].