Welcome to the Circle Ten Council NESA and Alumni Committee page. We are working on growing our committee so that we can continue supporting present and future generations of Scouts.
Are you an Eagle Scout?
For most adults, earning Scouting's highest rank is among their proudest achievements. Whether you earned your Eagle Scout rank in Circle Ten Council, or not, we want to invite you to join your fellow Eagle Scout alumni in Circle Ten Council's Gathering of Eagles.
After you've registered you'll receive regular updates on news and events going on in the Boy Scouts of America. Circle Ten Council also holds exclusive events just for Eagle Scout alumni. It's a great way to stay in touch with old friends, make new friends and network in our community.
Join Circle Ten Council's Gathering of Eagles today by clicking here
NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award
The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) is a prestigious recognition granted by the local council NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level. Unlike the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award—which is a national award—the NOESA recognizes Eagle Scouts whose efforts have made a positive impact closer to home.
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Meet Your Chairman, Mr. Keith L. Thurgood
Keith L. Thurgood served as President of the Spend and Clinical Management segment of MedAssets from January 2012 to January 2015. Prior, he was the President and CEO of Overseas Military Sales Corporation. He also served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Sam’s Club and as the CEO of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), the United States Department of Defense’s $10 billion global for-profit retail arm. He has also held executive positions with Frito-Lay and PepsiCo. In addition to his civilian job, he has over 28 years of Army service, both active and reserve, and has been mobilized for three active duty tours since Sept 11, 2001, serving as the commanding general of the 143d Transportation Command (Forward) and as the Deputy Commanding General, 377th Theater Support Command, Coalition Forces Land Component Command. Major General Thurgood’s last assignment was the Deputy Director, Office of Business Transformation (Secretary of the Army) and the Chief of Staff and Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Reserve in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Thurgood received his B.A. in Political Science from Brigham Young University in 1981. He was a ROTC scholarship award winner where he was recognized for academic achievement, as well as a Distinguished Military Graduate, and recipient of the George C. Marshall Leadership Award, conferred annually to the top ROTC cadet at each university.
He earned a Masters of Business Administration from Boston University, a M.S. in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Leadership from Capella University. Mr. Thurgood and his wife, Carol, reside in Plano, Texas.