It’s a pretty big deal for a Scout to earn his Eagle Rank. It means that he has stepped up to the plate and demonstrated his leadership ability as well as learning his Scout Skills and interest in a variety of Merit programs. It’s the start of what will hopefully be a long relationship with the Boy Scouts of America as the best of what we have to offer.
In recognition of this accomplishment many Eagle Scouts receive letters of congratulations, if the family or Troop asks for them.
NASA is happy to provide a letter to those who have earned Eagle. In fact, NASA has a proud tradition of many of its astronauts being involved in Scouting as youth as well.