Eagle Scout Application Process
Starting your Eagle Project
As a Life Scout, you should be fully participating in the Troop, with an emphasis being placed on leadership, as well as teaching skills to younger Scouts. Scouting values and concepts should be an integral part of your daily life. At this point, you should be starting to "give back to Scouting" through leadership, training of other Scouts, recruiting and keeping Scouts active in the program . When you make the decision to take that next step to earning the Eagle rank, the most important thing to remember is leadership. "Leadership" often gets dropped from our vocabulary when discussing "the project". The word "LEADERSHIP" appears first in the official title because it's the primary focus of the required project. BSA aim for the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project is "boy led"; it is not about you or your family doing the work; you need to "LEAD".
Eagle Scout Candidate Guidelines
Eagle Scout candidates should read and thoroughly follow this Eagle Scout Check List. Additional questions should be directed to the Scoutmaster or the Life to Eagle Advisor. Before you start the workbook, you must have your project approved by the Scoutmaster and then you need to make an appointment with the Life to Eagle Advisor. After the above is completed, you may proceed to the next step.
Eagle Scout Project Workbook
After reading the Eagle Scout Check List and presenting your idea noted above, Eagle Scout candidates can download the Eagle Scout Project Workbook at the official site of the National Eagle Scout Association. This is a word document and therefore you are able to fill in the information on your computer as you work on your project. Please note that you may insert pages as needed, especially in the photograph sections. You must also submit a materials list, in which you can down load and use. The lead sheet should be filled in with your personal information and put in the view of your binder. You must keep a log as you progress through your project. This log should be started immediately. Download this sample log sheet and use some of the key action words as noted for your tasks.
Eagle Scout Rank Application
Another part of the Eagle Scout process is the Eagle Scout Rank Application. This form must be completed in its entirety and the correct signatures obtained. Under Requirement 2, you should list names of individuals that know you demonstrate the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life. Before completing this section, it would be wise to check with those you have selected and see if they would be willing to write a Letter of Recommendation on your behalf (see directions below under Letter of Recommendations). To complete Requirement #3, you will need to contact the Advancement Chairperson and obtain a copy of your Eagle Scout Assistant sheet. The Eagle Scout Rank Application can be filled in on the computer if you have access to Abode Professional 9; otherwise you will need to print and enter in the information manually. Please print clearly in blue or black ink.
One of the important requirements to obtain your rank of Eagle Scout is to complete an Ambition Statement prior to your Scoutmaster Conference. This requirement is a statement of your ambitions and life purpose; include all positions you have held in Scouts and outside Scouts that demonstrate leadership skills and be sure to note any honors and awards as well. More information on this can be found at EagleScout.org.
Eagle Scout Letters of Recommendation
Eagle Scout Candidates need to obtain five letters of recommendation, including one from your parent(s). As noted above under Eagle Scout Rank Application Requirement 2, you will need to follow through with those who you have asked and make sure those letters are ready before your Eagle Board of Review. Click here to download the Letter of Recommendation format to guide those who you chose to write for you. A sample of the Letter of Recommendation Envelope is also available for your viewing.
Questions pertaining to your Eagle Scout Project should be addressed to the Troop 13, Life to Eagle Advisor.