Scouts to honor John Brady as Outstanding Eagle May 21

April 28, 2019

The Delmarva Council of the Boy Scouts of America will present John Brady with the NESA Outstanding Eagle Award Tuesday, May 21, at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach.

The Outstanding Eagle Award is presented to recognize notable Eagle Scouts who have performed distinguished service at the local, state or regional level, have inspired others through their actions, and have devoted a lifetime to their profession, avocation, community and beliefs, at great sacrifice to themselves and their families.

Brady’s scouting career began in 1967 with Pack 77 at Christ Our King Church in Wilmington. In 1970, after completing his Arrow of Light, he crossed over to Troop 77. In 1972, Brady joined Troop 342 at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Fairfax, Va. After summer camp at Rodney in 1974, he was elected to Nentego Lodge 20 as an honor camper and took his ordeal at Rodney in June 1975. Brady received his Eagle Scout rank on Scout Sunday in 1976 and went on to get his Bronze, Silver and Gold palms before he turned 18 in 1977. He also earned the Ad Altari Dei Catholic religious award.

Throughout his adult life, Brady has served scouting continuously as a dedicated volunteer and often in professional leadership in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia and Delaware.

Brady attended the University of Richmond and Delaware Law School, where he graduated cum laude in 1991 and was admitted to the Delaware and New Jersey bars. He moved to Sussex County in 1993, and was elected to Sussex County offices as register in chancery, recorder of deeds (twice), and clerk of the peace for a total of 14 years before his retirement from Sussex County government.

Brady chaired the Sussex Distinguished Citizen Dinner for three years and helped with the 2018 Kent Distinguished Citizen Dinner. He currently serves as vice chair of the Sussex District and recently completed his Sea Badge requirements. 

Admission to the reception is free. For more information or to register, go to