Submitted by: Brett Coffee and Conor Russo.
Did you know that NESA-DC hosts free networking luncheons for local Eagle Scouts on the second Thursday of most months? NESA-DC started these lunches to meet and connect with other Eagle Scouts, and hear from fellow Eagles who are doing something interesting, noteworthy, or even extraordinary.
We’ve had astronauts, high ranking government officials, adventurers, people with careers you never knew existed, and people you never thought you’d meet. The series was started by Merritt Green and for many years was hosted in Tysons Corner, VA.
When the pandemic hit, we decided to move our luncheons to Zoom. We got a wider audience, and people didn’t have to suffer through DC traffic. More importantly, it became much easier to get really interesting speakers.
There’s no cost to join us for lunch, but you provide the lunch itself. There’s the ability to network and interact with most speakers, but we do remind you that Scouts are courteous.
The lunches begin at 12:00 pm, and you can sign up here. Conor Russo is our luncheon coordinator, and he does a great job lining up interesting speakers, moderating the discussion, and connecting the audience.
Although the lunches are free, please consider making a donation to Scouting at www.ncacbsa.org/give to help support our luncheons as well as the great Scouting experience. Who knows—you might be helping a future luncheon speaker write their story!
And if you or someone you know are interested in being a guest speaker at one of our lunches, or you have a suggestion or idea, please contact us at NESADC@NCACBSA.org.
For updates and registration on upcoming networking luncheons, follow us on Facebook, add us on LinkedIn, or check out our schedule on the National Capital Area Council’s Calendar of Events.