Anyone who as a youth earned the highest award in their scout organization. For the BSA that would include Eagle, Quartermaster, and Silver (or all previous equivalent Explorer awards), it also includes BSA members who earned Girl Scout Gold (and all previous equivalent awards).
The ATAS patch can be presented at international gatherings to individuals who are eligible to join ATAS, or existing ATAS members.
If you would like to coordinate a gathering, please use the "Coordinate an Event" form on the Events page to contact an ATAS rep for information.
If you would like to see a list of known events, please use the "Events" button.
ATAS is part of the World Scout Bureau, which recognizes anyone who, as a youth, earned the highest award in their scout organization. ATAS is a free for life fraternal association meant to foster recognition and awareness of the achievements of youth across National Scout Organizations. It began in the Asia-Pacific Region in 2004, and it is slowly gaining traction in the United States.
"World Scouting’s Messengers of Peace Initiative, launched by the World Scout Committee in 2011, aims to inspire the millions of Scouts who are doing amazing things in their local communities to tell the world about it, and thus inspire other Scouts to do even more. Any Scout project that brings a positive change in a community - its health, environment, social circumstances, safety or addresses conflict – is a Messengers of Peace project."
--World Organization of the Scout Movement
ATAS World is the parent organization under which all national chapters operate.
"NESA is an alumni association for Eagle Scouts of all ages. Membership is a great way for alumni to stay in touch with fellow Eagle Scouts around the world and mentor the next generation of Scouts who aspire to reach Scouting’s highest rank."
--National Eagle Scout Association, BSA