Las Aguilas de Diablo is again offering five $1,000 college financial aid scholarships. These awards will be based on Scouting leadership, community participation, academic achievement and financial need. Details of the scholarships and their applications can be found here. Scholarship applications are due on June 15th. We will announce the scholarship recipients at the Eagle Dinner on October 27st and if you have applied for a scholarship, we request you attend this event.
This year’s 2021 Las Aguilas de Diablo Recognition Dinner has been postponed because of the ongoing pandemic restrictions. The dinner scheduled on October 27 has been postponed until Wednesday, May 4, 2022. All scouts, members and sponsors who have already signed up to attend the October 27 dinner will be re-registered for the May 4 dinner without having to do anything further.
This year’s guest speaker will be Diana Trujillo, Aerospace Engineer for NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Team with the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in Southern California. She is receiving the 2021 STEM Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation along with her co-workers Christina Hernandez and Clara O’Farrell. She immigrated at age 17 to the USA from Columbia to pursue her dream of space exploration.
The youth attire for the evening will be full scout uniform. If that is not possible, a coat and tie are appropriate.
Parents who wish to attend must register separately from their Scout. The cost will be $50 per person. All Scouts are paired with a Las Aguilas Member or sponsor by career interest.
Las Aguilas de Diablo is an organization of older Eagle scouts who, since 1987, have annually recognized new Eagles, Quartermasters and Summit Award recipients in the Golden Gate Area Council at an annual event held each spring in central Contra Costa County. In 2017, the guest speaker at the event was Joe Starkey, voice of the University of California Golden Bears and former broadcaster for the San Francisco 49ers. In 2018, Daniel Clark, a technical director at Pixar in Emeryville and an Eagle, did an entertaining presentation featuring the movies “Coco” and “Incredibles 2.” In 2019, Colin Braudrick, Manager of Global Workplace Security for Walt Disney Company, did an entertaining and informative presentation that included Disney videos.
2016 Dinner Speaker
2018 Dinner Gallery
Beginning in May 2021, Las Aguilas de Diablo hopes to resume doing annual recognition events, which are free to all new Eagles, Quartermasters and Summit Award recipients in the Golden Gate Area Council. Efforts are made to match sponsors with scouts in the area of each scout’s interest. Sponsors include not only members of Las Aguilas de Diablo but also any adult who has an interest in connecting with the top youth in Scouting.
In addition to hosting an annual dinner, Las Aguilas de Diablo awards scholarships to new Eagles, Quartermasters and Summit Award recipients who apply and are selected. Scholarships are for $1000, $2000 and $5000. You can see our full list of scholarships and past winners here.
In order to join Las Aguilas de Diablo or to enroll as a sponsor, please visit our membership page. Because of the recent expansion and merger of Mt. Diablo Silverado Council into the new Golden Gate Area Council, Las Aguilas de Diablo is in need of new members who are Eagles in order to make sure this important Recognition Event will continue in the future. If you are an Eagle, Quartermaster, Summit Award recipient or recipient of an equivalent award from another country’s scout program but not a member of Las Aguilas de Diablo, please join us through our website.
Sponsors may also enroll on this site or by mail. Annual membership dues are $250 ($150 if 35 or younger) and after a ten year membership you will be eligible for the James E. West Award since $100 of the $250 annual membership goes to support the Golden Gate Area Council Endowment Fund. The balance of your contribution covers the cost of a dinner for you and a scout (about $100) and for scholarships and administrative expenses (about $50). Your contribution is tax-deductible.
Any questions should be directed to our current president, Gary Snyder (925-938-2300 or click here to send an email) or to any other Las Aguilas member with whom you are acquainted. Please join us and please make a contribution to help us continue this effort.