Where to Write for Eagle Scout Commendation Letters (and Sample Letters)

The following are names and addresses of people to write to for letters commending your son's promotion to Eagle Scout, followed by sample letters.

 

CITY OF SANTA MONICA

  • Mayor, Ted Winterer - City Hall, 1685 Main Street #200, Santa Monica, 90401

  • Chief Jacqueline A. Seabrooks (Police) - S.M. Police Department1685 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

  • Chief Bill Walker (Fire) - S.M. Fire Department, 1444 7th St, Santa Monica, 90401

  • Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati - SMMUSD, 1651 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404


STATE OF CALIFORNIA

  • Dianne Feinstein - 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

  • Kamala Harris - 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

  • Honorable Edmund Brown, Jr. - State Capitol, First Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

  • Senator Ben Allen - State Capitol, Room 4061, Sacramento, CA 95814

  • Assemblyman Richard Bloom - State Capitol, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

 

Former Presidents

  • Jimmy Carter - Carter Center, Inc., One Copenhill Av, Atlanta, GA 30307

  • George Bush - 10000 Memorial Drive #900, Houston, TX 77024

  • Bill Clinton - 55 W. 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will now provide special certificates for Eagle Scouts. Requests should be sent to:

  • Executive Secretariat, Room 6236

  • J. Edgar Hoover Building,

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • 935 Pensylvania Avenue, NW

  • Washington, DC 20535-0001

Include the Eagle Scout's name as it should appear on the certificate, the address to which the certificate should be sent, and the Eagle's unit number and council name with your request.

 

OTHERS

  • His Holiness Pope Francis - Apostolic Nunciature, 3339 Massachusetts Av, NW, Washington, DC 20008

 

  • Astronauts - NASA Johnson Space Center, CB/Astronaut Office, Attn: Eagle Scout Court of Honor, Houston, TX 77058

  • They rotate responsibility to send letters. You get a response from whomever's turn it is.

OTHER THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE:

Flag flown over U. S. Capitol, then shipped to you. 

 

Note: These flags are the same price regardless of which Senator you order it from. They just have different ways of arriving at the price. FLAGS MUST BE ORDERED ABOUT 10 WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

 

PRESS RELEASES:

  • Surf Santa Monica (online)

  • Santa Monica Daily Press (both)

  • Santa Monica Mirror (both)

  • Santa Monica Patch (online)

  • Los Angeles Times

  • The Argonaut

  • Santa Monica Bay Week

 

Supreme Court Justices have asked that they not be solicited for letters.

 

 

SAMPLE LETTER ASKING CITY OFFICIALS FOR AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT


Your Name
Your Street

Your City, State, Zip

 

DATE

 

Chief Bill Walker
City of Santa Monica

Fire Department

1444 7th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Re: Eagle Scout Recognition

 

Dear Chief Walker,


On June 12, 2005, my son, Full Name, will be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 2 of Santa Monica. It would add a great deal to the occasion if you would send a note of congratulations to _____ on this very special event in his life.

 

Thank you for all your hard work on behalf of the public, and for your kind attention to this request.

 

Very truly yours,


 

Your Name
 

 

SAMPLE LETTER ASKING THE PRESIDENT FOR AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

Your Name

Your Street

Your City, ST Zip

 

DATE

 

President and Mrs. Donald Trump

The White House Greeting Office-Room 39

Old Executive Office Bldg.

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, DC 20502

 

Re: Eagle Scout Recognition

 

Dear President Obama:

 

On June 12, 2005, my son, Full Name, will be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 2 Santa Monica. If you could possibly take the time, he would appreciate an acknowledgement of this very important achievement in his life. His name is as follows:
 

Son's Full Name

Street

City, State Zip

 

Thank you also for all your hard work on behalf of the public, and for your kind attention to this request.

 

Very truly yours,

 

 

Your Name

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