Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University.
Eagles arrive at 9:30 AM | Program begins at 10:30 AM

80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

The Atlanta Area Council is excited to recognize the 2023/2024 Eagle Scout Class at the Council Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University.

This event is provided free of charge to our Eagle Scouts and their families due to the generosity of our sponsors.

The 2024 Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony is chaired by Rick Morgan, Executive Vice President of Holder Construction Company. This year's Eagle Scout honoree will be Richard Cox, SVP, Reservation Sales & Customer Care, Delta Air Lines.

If you attain the rank of Eagle between April 23, 2023 and April 6, 2024, you are invited to be recognized among the 2023/2024 Class of Eagle Scouts.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sam Walton - Founder of Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, the largest single employer in the world

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 youth. 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.

To donate to this event,  download the Sponsorship Form from the resources section below.

File Name Description
Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony Recap Download
Eagle Scout Recognition Ceremony Sponsor Form Download