Annual Recognition Event

The Annual Recognition Event will be at the Veterans Building, 301 Main Street, Pleasanton, commencing at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2024. At this year’s event, the local tax-exempt organization Eagle Scout Scholarships plans to grant $18,000 in scholarships to eligible Eagle Scouts, Quartermasters, and Venture Summit Award recipients, who apply for and are selected by ESS. The number of individual scholarships and their amounts will be determined by ESS. The scholarships include the Robert L. Witbeck Engineering/Music scholarship, the Million Dollar Round Table scholarship, the Upson family scholarship for study of medicine, and the Scuitto family scholarship. The deadline to apply for the scholarships to be recognized at the event is March 1.

The youth attire for the evening will be full scout uniform. If that is not possible, a coat and tie are appropriate.

Scouting Social Event

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

Las Aguilas de Diablo hosts 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 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.

Please register if you are able to attend this event and have not done so already. I will announce scholarship award winners at the event and also provide information to all Eagles who attend about how to apply for a scholarship on the Las Aguilas website as we will award additional scholarships to worthy applicants by the end of this year.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Hope to see you on April 7. Thanks you again for your ongoing support of Scouting. YIS, Gary Snyder