Ian pictured with this year’s recipients of the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Awards at Tuesday’s banquet
Each year, the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) sponsors council, regional and national level recognition of the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. This year, Ian Wallace of Troop 1523 was chosen as the NCAC receipient. Ian’s interest in technology, coding, and computers inspired him to teach students how to assemble PCs. For his project he reached out to his community and posted ads in the local paper for donations of computer hardware, then cleaned and made fixes to all the donated computers and took out the hard drives to be used in desktops. Ian then taught students at Annandale High School how to install the Motherboard, CPU, RAM, hard drive, graphics card, power supply, and fans for each computer. Annandale High School has a large population of ESOL students with English being their second language. Ian’s leadership skills and experience teaching other Scouts to assemble PCs allowed him to effectively communicate each part of the building process to the students who now have the ability to assemble computers for the rest of their lives. After completing the course, the students were gifted the computers they had learned to assemble.
On Tuesday night, Ian shared about his service project and other experiences at the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Awards (NOESA) Banquet where it was announced that he has been selected as the National Service Territory 12 recipient of the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award for 2023. His project was one of 111 council winners nationwide submitted to be reviewed at the National Service Territory (NST) level. He is now one of 16 NST winners being reviewed for national recognition and the winner will be announced in May. Congratulations Ian and thank you for your service to your community and in Scouting!