When sending notes to people asking for letters of commendation, please include:
The Scout's FULL NAME (not just "Sparky" or "Jimmy" but "Samuel James Jackson" or "James Ray Morrison")
The Scout's TROOP NUMBER AND COUNCIL NAME (the Troop number is that white number on the red
background on his left shoulder; the Council; the Council name appears on that patch right above it), and
A SHORT DESCRIPTION of the Eagle Scout Service Project.
Many people writing a letter to acknowledge an Eagle Scout would also like to know how the person earned the badge.
This gives them more than just a "congratulations, Johnny, on your achievement" line and also can allow the letter to be
a bit more personalized than boilerplate letters.
Remember that the purpose of a congratulatory letter is to honor the Scout and that each person you write may be
getting many, many requests. This is not a race or a contest to see who can get the most letters. Often a few letters are
more meaningful than a scrapbook full of letters that ends up on a shelf. Sometimes the best thing is a letter or two
from an admired prominent person, a state official like a governor, a local official like a mayor, and letters from local
prominent people that the Scout knows or who know the Scout.
Please pick and choose so that people who are willing to write a letter do not get overwhelmed and decide to stop
accepting requests.
In the tables below, incumbents who will be leaving office as a result of an election, resignation, or other reasons, are
shown in RED, while "Acting", "Elect", or newly appointed (but, as yet unconfirmed or installed) officials are shown in
US Government Officials
President and Mrs. Barack H. Obama
The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
FAX: 202-456-2461
e-mail: Click Here
Vice President and Dr. Joseph Biden
Old Executive Office Building
Washington, DC 20501
Cabinet Members
Hon. Thomas J. Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
14th St. and Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250
e-mail: Click Here
Hon. Gary Locke
Secretary of Commerce
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230
Hon. Robert M. Gates (Retiring)
Hon. Leon Panetta (Nominee)
Secretary of Defense
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301
Hon. Arne Duncan
Secretary of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202-0100
e-mail: Click Here
Dr. Steven Chu
Secretary of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
Hon. Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20201
Hon. Janet Napolitano
Secretary of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528
Hon. Shaun Donovan
Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
451 7th St., SW
Washington, DC 20410
Hon. Kenneth L. Salazar
Secretary of Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Hon. Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Attorney General
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530
e-mail: Click Here
Hon. Hilda L. Solis
Secretary of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
2201 C St., NW
Washington, DC 20520
Hon. Raymond H. LaHood
Secretary of Transportation
400 7th St., SW
Washington, DC 20590
e-mail: Click Here
Hon. Timothy F. Geithner
Secretary of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20220
Gen. Eric K. Shinseki
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20420
Hon. Lisa P. Jackson
US Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
Other Department of Defense Officials
Hon. John M. McHugh
Secretary of the Army
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310
Gen. George Casey
Chief of Staff of the Army
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310
Click here for an on-line application for letters from the Army Secretary and Chief of Staff
(Mail applications will not be honored)
Hon. Michael B. Donley
Secretary of the Air Force
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330
Gen. Norton A. Schwartz
Chief of Staff of the Air Force
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330
Click here for an on-line application for letters from both the Air Force Secretary and Chief of Staff
(Mail applications will not be honored)
Hon. Ray Mabus
Secretary of the Navy
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350
Adm. Gary Roughead
Chief of Naval Operations
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-2000
Please include the full name of the scout, Troop number, date of Court of Honor ceremony and return address.
In order to expedite your request, please consolidate multiple awardees into ONE (1) troop request.
Please allow 4 - 5 weeks for processing.
Adm. Michael G. Mullen
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301
Gen. James F Amos
Commandant of the Marine Corps
HQ US Marine Corps
2 Navy Annex
Washington, DC 20380-1775
House of Representatives
Hon. John A. Boehner,
Speaker House of Representatives
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515
Hon. Daniel Inouye
President Pro-Tempore
U.S. Senate
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20510
Hon. Eric Cantor, Majority Leader
House of Representatives
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515
Hon. Harry Reid
Majority Leader
U.S. Senate
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20510
Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader
House of Representatives
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515
Hon. Mitch McConnell
Minority Leader
U.S. Senate
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20510
For other Congressmen (Representatives),
check the official
For other Senators,
check the official
US House of Representatives web site
US Senate web site
for the address to use, which will be in the form:
for the address to use, which will be in the form:
Hon. _________
_________House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Senator _________
_________Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
or simply address your letter to:
or simply address your letter to:
Hon. _________
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Senator _________
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Other Government Officials and Programs
Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr.
Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard,
2100 Second Street, SW
Washington, DC 20593
Mary L. Schapiro
Securities and Exchange Commission
450 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20549
Mr. Robert S. Mueller III, Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20535
Hon. Susan Rice
United States Representative to the United Nations
United States Mission to the United Nations
140 East 45th Street
New York, N.Y. 10017
Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A.
Surgeon General of the U.S.
Public Health Service
Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville MD 20857
National Commander
Civil Air Patrol Headquarters
Building 714
105 South Hansell St
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332
Marine Corps Recruiting Command
Advertising (Code M)
3280 Russell Road
Quantico VA 22134-5102
Boy Scout Program Manager
National Park Service
1849 C St, NW
Washington DC 20240
US Air Force Academy
Click here for an on-line application
(Mail applications will not be honored)
Office of the Superintendent
United States Military Academy
West Point NY 10996
United States Coast Guard Academy
15 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-1800
United States Naval Academy
124 Blake Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5000
Past Presidents and their Wives
President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307
Attn: Correspondence Office
President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush
10000 Memorial Drive, Suite 900
Houston, TX 77024
President Carter wants all requests
in writing to the above address,
or by FAX to: (404)331-0283
President William J. Clinton
55 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027-4516
President and Mrs. George W. Bush
Post Office Box 259000
Dallas, Texas 75225-9000
Gov. Robert Bentley
State Capitol
Room N-104
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130
Gov. Sean Parnell
Governor's Office
P.O. Box 110001
Juneau, AK 99811-0001
Gov. Jan Brewer
Office of the Governor
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Gov. Mike Beebe
250 State Capitol
Little Rock, AR 72201
Gov. Jerry Brown
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814
Gov. John Hickenlooper
136 State Capitol
Denver, CO 80203-1792
Gov. Dan Malloy
Governor's Office
State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Gov. Jack Markell
Legislative Hall
Dover, DE 19901
Gov. Rick Scott
The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
Gov. Nathan Deal
State Capitol Building
Constituent Services Room 111
Atlanta, GA 30334
Gov. Neil Abercrombie
Executive Chambers
Hawai'i State Capitol
Honolulu, HI 96813
Gov. C. L. Butch Otter
Office of the Governor
700 West Jefferson (Statehouse), 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0034
Gov. Patrick J. Quinn
Office of the Governor
207 Statehouse
Springfield, IL 62706
Gov. Mitchell Daniels
Office of the Governor
206 State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Gov. Terry Branstad
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319
Gov. Sam Brownback
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
Second Floor
Topeka, KS 66612
Gov. Steve Beshear
Governor's Office
700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
Gov. Bobby Jindal
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9004
Gov. Paul LePage
Office of the Governor
#1 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0001
Gov. Martin O'Malley
State House
Annapolis, MD 21401
Gov. Deval Patrick
Office of the Governor
State House, Room 360
Boston, MA 02133
Gov. Rick Snyder
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, MI 48909
Online Request Form
Gov. Mark Dayton
130 State Capitol
75 Constitution Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Gov. Haley Barbour
Office of the Governor
P. O. Box 139
Jackson, MS 39205
Gov. Jay Nixon
Missouri Capitol Building, Room 216
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0720
Gov. Brian Schweitzer
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
Helena, MT 59620-1901
Gov. Dave Heineman
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 94848
Lincoln, NE 68509-4848
Gov. Elect Brian Sandoval
Capitol Building
Carson City, NV 89701
Gov. John Lynch
Office of the Governor
State House
Concord, NH 03301-4990
Gov. Chris Christie
125 West State St
P.O. Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625
Gov. Susana Martinez
State Capitol Building
Santa Fe, NM 87503
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224
Gov Beverly Perdue
Office of the Governor
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
Gov. John Hoeven
Governor 's Office
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0001
Gov. John Kasich
77 South High Street, 30th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Gov. Mary Fallin
State Capitol Bldg.
2300 N. Lincoln, Suite 212
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Gov. John Kitzhaber
State Capitol Building
Salem, OR 97301-4047
Gov. Tom Corbett
225 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Gov. Lincoln Chafee
Office of the Governor
222 State House
Providence, RI 02903-1196
Gov. Nikki Haley
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 11829
Columbia, SC 29211
Gov. Dennis Daugaard
Office of the Governor
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Gov. Bill Haslam
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
Nashville, TN 37243-0001
Gov. Rick Perry
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711-2428
Gov. Gary R. Herbert
Office of the Governor
210 State Capitol
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Gov. Peter Shumlin
109 State St, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609
Gov. Bob McDonnell
Office of the Governor
State Capitol, 3rd Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Click here for an on-line application
Gov. Christine Gregoire
Office of the Governor
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002
Gov. Joe Manhin
Office of the Governor
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Gov. Scott Walker
125 State Capitol
Madison, WI 53702
Gov. Matt Mead
Governor's Office
Wyoming State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Mayor Vincent C. Gray
Executive Office of the Mayor
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20004
Gov. Luis Fortuño
BMB 110202
Calle San Gustos
San Juan, PR 00901-1711
Gov. Eddie Calvo
PO Box 2950
Hagåtña, Guam 96932
Gov. John deJongh, Jr.
21-22 Kongens Gade
Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Gov. Togiola T.A. Tulafono
Office of the Governor
A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Gov. Benígno Fitial
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Juan A. Sablan Memorial Bldg.
Capital Hill
Caller Box 10007
Saipan, MP 96950
Other Prominent People and Organizations
His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI
Apostolic Nunciature
3339 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008-3687
Mike Rowe (star of Dirty Jobs)
Eagle Scout Letter
Pilgrim Films and Television
12020 Chandler Blvd, Suite 200
North Hollywood, CA 91607
Mr. Steven Spielberg
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, California 91608
You MUST include a self-addressed, stamped 9x12
envelope with the request. Make sure it has the correct
amount of postage ($1.05). Allow 12 weeks for Mike's
Mr. James S. Brady
c/o Handgun Control Inc.
1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
Mr. Pat Buchanan
The American Cause
501 Church St. Suite 315
Vienna, VA 22180
Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani
c/o Giuliani Partners, LLC
5 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
Senator John Glenn
Ohio State University
400 Stillman Hall
1947 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Vice President Al Gore
2100 West End Ave
Suite 790
Nashville, TN 37203
Mr. Rush Limbaugh
2 Penn Plaza, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10021-0085
Mr. Sanford McDonnell
Chairman Emeritus
McDonnell-Douglas Corp.
c/o Boeing Integrated Defense Systems
P.O. Box 516
St. Louis, MO 63166-0516
Mr. James R. Moffett, Chairman/CEO
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
PO Box 51777
New Orleans, LA 70151
Mr. Bill Gates
Microsoft Corporation
1 Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-6399
Dr. Robert Schuller
Crystal Cathedral Ministries
12141 Lewis St.
Garden Grove, CA 928401
Sons of Union Veterans
of the Civil War
The SUVCW requests 45 days advance notice
and requires a specific form.
Download and print the application form
from their web site at:
National Commander
American Legion
PO Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206
National Commander
Veterans of Foreign Wars
406 West 34th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Sons of the American Revolution
1000 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Moose International
Community Service Dept.
Mooseheart, IL 60539-1126
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Scouting and Youth Coordinator
Thomas E. McKibbon
1001 County Road HH
Lamar, CO 81052
Email: [email protected]
AMVETS National Headquarters
Attn: Programs Department
4647 Forbes Blvd.
Lanham, Maryland 20706
Download the required request form (PDF)
Public Communications Office
NASA Headquarters
Suite 5K39
Washington, DC 20546-0001SA
NASA has an on-line form which can be used
to request Eagle Letters of Recognition at
Marine Corps League
P.O. Box 3070
Merrifield, VA 22116-3070
Ms. Rosalyn Farb, Senior Vice President
Wendy's Corporate Communications
4288 W. Dublin, Granville Rd.
Dublin OH 43017
National Rifle Association:
The NRA requests 3 months advance notice and
requires a specific form. Download and print the
application form
from the NRA web site at:
then mail or fax to:
National Rifle Association
Attn: Eagle Scout Coordinator
Youth Programs
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fax: 703-267-3999
Supreme Lodge
Knights of Pythias
25 S. Morton Avenue
Morton, PA 19070
(certificate & patch)
For Jewish Scouts:
Northeast Region
Jewish Committee on Scouting
Stephen Allan Mintz
106 Sunnymeadow Lane
Reisterstown, MD 21136-6148
For Jewish Scouts:
National Jewish Committee on Scouting
c/o The Relationships Division - S326
Boy Scouts of America
PO Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
For Jewish Scouts:
Rabbi Steven Wernick
Executive Vice President
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
820 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017-4504
For Jewish Scouts:
Rabbi Eric Yoffie
Union for Reform Judaism
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-6778
For Jewish Scouts:
Rabbi Bini Maryles
Director of Synagogue Services
Orthodox Union
Eleven Broadway
New York, NY 10004
For Jewish Scouts:
Rabbi Pesach Lerner
Executive Vice President
National Council of Young Israel
111 John Street, Suite 450
New York, NY 10038
For Jewish Scouts:
Mr. Greg Byrne
Jewish War Veterans of the United States
1811 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
For Jewish Scouts:
Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
For Latter-day Saints Scouts:
The Young Men's General Presidency
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
47 East South Temple St
Salt Lake City UT 84150-1700
Mayor Bob Foster
333 West Ocean Blvd., 14th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
Mayor Larry Van Nostran
5050 Clark Ave.
Lakewood, CA 90712
Senator Barbara Boxer
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Senator Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Mr. Steven Spielberg
DreamWorks SKG
100 Universal Plaza #601
Universal City, CA 91608
Mr. George Lucas
P.O. Box 29901
San Francisco, CA 94129
Mr. Steve Jobs
Apple Computer Inc.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
Mr. Bill Gates
Microsoft Corporation
1 Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-6399
Mr. Jeff Dunham
Levity Entertainment, LLC.
6701 Center Drive West
Suite 1111
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Mr. Robin Williams
1 Backfield Dr.
Suite 409
Belvedere-Tiburon, CA 94920
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
2423 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
The Eagle Scout Service / NESA no longer provide congratulatory letters from James A. Lovell.
If a name or organization has been removed from this site, it is because
we have had specific requests to NOT send letters to them.
In particular, the following people and groups have asked that they be removed:
Mrs. Gerald (Betty) Ford, J. Willard Marriot, William F. Buckley, NASA Johnson Space Center /Astronaut Office,
Justices of the US Supreme Court, CIA, Pat Boone, Boeing Corp., Air Force Recruiting Service, Allan H. "Bud" Selig
Dr. William J. Bennett, Mrs. Ronald Reagan, US Air Force Thunderbirds, The Cato Institute.
Click here to see other special Special Eagle Scout Recognitions that can be requested.