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Get Your Name in the News

Attention: Eagle Scouts!

Did you know that many local newspapers are eager to feature new and interesting stories from the public? Eagle Scout stories are a perfect fit for this! 

Here’s how to get your Eagle Scout Project featured:

  • Local Focus: Show how your achievements and service project benefit the local community. (Check out the overview of key regions for the most relevant local newspapers below)
  • Compelling Pitch: Briefly introduce yourself, highlight your accomplishments, and explain why your story will interest readers.
  • Add Photos: Visuals bring stories to life! Attach photos to make your story more engaging.
  • Follow Up: Don’t hesitate to check in with the editor after submitting your pitch.

We’ve got you covered with a press release template to make the process even smoother and boost your chances of getting noticed!

For more details or if you have any questions, reach out to: GCC.Marketing@grandcanyonbsa.org

Here’s a breakdown of major regions to help you find the most relevant local papers.

  • Northern Arizona:
    Flagstaff: Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff Live!, The Navajo-Hopi Observer
    Prescott: Prescott Daily Courier, Prescott Valley Journal-Tribune
    Sedona: Red Rock News, Verde Independent
    Williams: Williams News
  • Central Arizona:
    Phoenix: Arizona Republic, East Valley Tribune, Glendale Star, Mesa Tribune
    Scottsdale: Scottsdale Republic, The Scottsdale Independent
    Tempe: East Valley Tribune, Tempe Daily Post
    Chandler: Chandler Sun, East Valley Tribune
  • Southern Arizona:
    Tucson: Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Weekly, Green Valley News
    Sierra Vista: Sierra Vista Herald
    Nogales: Nogales International
    Yuma: Yuma Sun
  • Western Arizona:
    Kingman: Kingman Daily Miner
    Lake Havasu City: Mohave Daily News
    Parker: Parker Pioneer
  • Eastern Arizona:
    Show Low: White Mountain Independent
    Globe: Gila County Chronicle
    Safford: Eastern Arizona Courier
  • Tribal Lands:
    Navajo Nation: Navajo Times
    Hopi Nation: The Hopi Hotevilla News
    Tohono O’odham Nation: Tohono O’odham News

Smaller community newspapers: Many towns and communities have their own weekly or bi-weekly newspapers that would be interested in featuring a local Eagle Scout.

School newspapers: If the Eagle Scout is still in school, their school newspaper could be a good place to start.

Online news outlets: Many local news outlets have online versions that accept reader submissions.

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