The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award was established in 1969 to acknowledge Eagle Scouts who have received extraordinary national-level recognition, fame, or eminence within their field, and have a strong record of voluntary service to their community. Only Eagle Scouts who earned the Eagle Scout rank a minimum of 25 years previously are eligible for nomination. The award is given by the National Eagle Scout Association upon the recommendation of a committee of Distinguished Eagle Scouts.
DESA Recipients With Ties to Dan Beard Council
- Neil Armstrong – Naval aviator, astronaut, engineering professor
- Hal Shevers – founder of Sporty’s family of aviation businesses
- David Dillon – CEO of Kroger
- John Dolibois – Nuremberg interregator, US Ambassador to Luxemborg
- William Kagler – Kroger executive, CEO of Skyline Chili
- Bruce MacMillan – surgeon, Chief of Staff at Cincinnati Shriner’s Burn Institute
- Howard Morgens – CEO of Procter & Gamble
- Donald Purcell – executive with Safeco Insurance and Great American Insurance Company
- Dennis Sullivan – CFO of Cincinnati Bell
- Jack Kraeutler – CEO of Meridian Bioscience
Read about the award at nesa.org.