Mr Finch earned his Eagle Scout Rank in 1953. Throughout his life he was a strong supporter of the Boy Scout Program - from the early development of scouts and their skills through the pinnacle of the program in the earning of the Eagle Scout Rank. In an effort to support scouts as they work towards their Eagle Rank and specifically through their Eagle Scout Project, the Finch Family- in memory of George Finch- has developed this fund. The George Finch Memorial Eagle Project Fund provides funding for Eagle Projects. Scouts may submit their application to their Scoutmaster FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL after securing final approval of their Eagle Project Proposal from their Beneficiary, Scoutmaster, and Council.
Delafield American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year-
Our Chartering Organization the Delafield American Legion Post 196 has created a separate Eagle Scout of the Year award that directly ties into the State and National American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship. This lifetime goal is recognized by the American Legion and it awards members who have met the following Eligibility Requirements. The nominee must:
Be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout Troop, chartered to an American Legion post.
Received the Eagle Scout Award.
Be an active member of a religious institution and must have received the appropriate Boy Scout religious emblem.
Have demonstrated practical citizenship in their church, school, Scouting, and community.
Have reached their 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection.
Reside in the department (State) in which the scout applies.
All applications will be forwarded to State Department by the Delafield American Legion Post 196.
All current Eagle Scouts in Troop 49 between the ages of 15-18 are eligible.
The link at the bottom will take you to the National American Legion website where you will download the application and fill it out completely. All applications must be turned into Mr. Ed Marek Troop 49 Charter Org Rep and those received will then go to the Troop Charter Executive for consideration to receive the Post level award. The final deadline to submit the application to Post 196 (c/o Mr. Ed Marek) is January 31st. Additional information is found on the American Legion website and the application, carefully read the website page and entire application before beginning. Review the entire application before turning it in for consideration. During the annual nomination window, the application form is available at the following link. https://www.legion.org/publications/254137/eagle-scout-year-nomination-form
Delafield American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Award Winners:
Alex Neimon 2017
Alex Neimon was awarded theEagle Scout of the Yearfrom the Delafield American Legion in March. He also was awarded the Eagle Scout of the Year from the Delafield VFW in May. Great job Alex, we're proud of you.
Joey Neimon 2015
Joe Neimon continues to serve as a volunteer and plays his bugle at funerals for American veterans. He has worked on many community projects including the Lapham Peak project, the Alonzo Cushing Medal of Honor event, of the Delafield Annual Coon feed. All these after he received his Eagle Badge. Joseph Neimon's name has been in several local newspapers about his ventures in our community.
Potawatomi Area Council has a local chapter of NESA. Every year scholarships are available only to Eagle Scouts. Potawatomi Area Council NESA Scholarship/Information: Contact Potawatomi Area Council main scout office