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San Francisco Bay Area Council
Distinguished Eagle Scout Recipients
1969 - Present
Silver Antelope Recipients

The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA) is a distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). It is awarded to an Eagle Scout for distinguished service in his profession and to his community for a period of at least twenty-five years after attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Other requirements include significant accomplishment in one's career and a solid record of continued community volunteer involvement. It is the only BSA award given to adults that is dependent upon the recipient's association in the BSA as a youth. Recipients are known as Distinguished Eagle Scouts.

 

The award consists of a gold eagle suspended from a red, white, and blue ribbon worn around the neck. The eagles use the same design as on the Eagle Scout medal. The Distinguished Eagle Scout medal is worn in place of the regular Eagle Scout medal for Eagle Scout-related ceremonies. The recipient is also presented with an engraved bronze plaque and is made a member of the Board of Regents of the National Eagle Scout Association.

 

The DESA was first introduced in 1969 and is awarded by the National Eagle Scout Association.  Prior to the establishment of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, a "gold Eagle Scout badge" was awarded to Danial Beard at the Second National Training Conference of Scout Executives held in 1922 in Blue Ridge, North Carolina. This was the only time this gold badge was awarded.  As of 2010, two million Boy Scouts had earned the rank of Eagle, and just under 2,000 of those Eagle Scouts (about one out of every 1,000) had been awarded the DESA.

 

Since 1969, 7 members of the San Francisco Bay Area Council have been awarded the Distinguished Eagle Award.  Below is the list of Council members that have received the award.

First Name
Last Name
Award
Council
Troop/District
Eagle / DESA
Ernest  B.
Hueter#
DESA
SFC / SFBAC
Troop 14
1936 / 1974
Stephen D.
Bechtel, Jr *#
DESA
SFBAC
1940 / 1984
Chauncey
Schmidt #
DESA
SFBAC
Council
1948 / 1987
Richard
Goldman
DESA
SFC / SFBAC
Troop 14
1935 / 2005
Stephen G.
Breyer 1
DESA
SFC / SFBAC
Troop 14
1952 / 2007
Joseph
Ehrman III#
DESA
SFC / SFBAC
Troop 14
1944 / 2009
Rick
Pickering#
DESA
SFBAC
1975 / 2010
Silver Buffalo Recipients

# This individual is also a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award

* This individual is also a recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award

1 This individual is one of the Justices of the United States Supreme Court

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Joe Ehrman III

DESA 2009

Rick Pickering

DESA 2010

Stephen Breyer

DESA 2007

Chauncey Schmidt

DESA 1987

Stephen Bechtel Jr

DESA 1984