Annual Recognition Dinner Goes Virtual

This year’s 2020 Las Aguilas de Diablo Recognition Dinner has had to be canceled because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Instead of a dinner, on October 28 at 7 p.m. Chief Warrant Officer Michael Rutledge, formerly an instructor at West Point Military Academy, will do a special presentation via Zoom.

You can register and join us virtually by clicking on the following link:

Register for Zoom Virtual Event

There is currently a limit of 300, which can be increased if needed. However, if you wish to attend this virtual event, you need to pre-register by clicking this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This year’s guest speaker is Chief Warrant Officer Michael G. Rutledge, recently an instructor at West Point. CW4 Rutledge participated in SEAL training in 1993 and completed three overseas deployments. Following flight school graduation in 2003, he participated in 16 combat deployments including support of Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

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 Mt. Diablo Silverado 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.