The Knox Trail Council National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Committee recently awarded the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award to George Ecker of Wellesley at its annual recognition dinner. The award is presented to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state or regional level.
Ecker is a scholar and leader in the fields of sociology, higher education administration and organizational behavior. Ecker, who earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1956, earned advanced degrees at Cornell and Stanford Universities, working as a National Institute of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Fellow and then becoming a member of the Ohio State University Graduate School faculty where he received an Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. Ecker later entered the business world as a consultant to several firms, working on projects including one with NASA in the wake of the Columbia disaster. Earlier in his career, Ecker served with the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps in Europe.
Ecker is an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 185 Wellesley, and coordinates the rollouts of American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED and Wilderness and Remote First Aid training throughout Knox Trail Council.
Boy Scout councils across the United States are eligible to award the Outstanding Eagle Scout award based on the number of Boy Scouts achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in a given calendar year. leadership, and lifelong ethical values.