Life Scout to Eagle Scout Process

Below are the requirements according to the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook. 

 1. When a Scout reaches Life Rank, he should have a conference with Scoutmaster to get procedures to complete Eagle rank.  At this time the Scout should be given an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook.  Scoutmaster directs Scout to the Eagle Mentor (ASM Gary McFadyen) for advice on Eagle requirements and then he goes to Eagle Service Project Adviser (Mrs. Martha Barnes) to get information for Eagle Service Project. (Requirements for the project are below.)

 2. When a Scout has an idea for his project he consults with Mrs. Barnes and the appropriate forms are filled out with the information stated in the booklet.  At this time, the Scout also has meeting with group the project will benefit and gets their approval. 

 3. After forms are filled out and appropriate approvals for project are secured, the Scout requests a presentation time (through the Scoutmaster) with the Troop Committee to present project information to the Troop Committee.  The Scoutmaster and Eagle Mentor need to be at this meeting with the Committee.

 4. After the approval of the Committee, the Scout then takes the project proposal to the Council Advancement person for approval. (This is Jim Beaty at Backstage Music on Highway 12.)  After that approval is secured, the Scout proceeds with completion of the project.

 5. When project is completed the Scout meets with Eagle Project Adviser to complete paperwork.  After project paperwork is completed, the Scout meets with Eagle Mentor and Scoutmaster to make sure all other requirements have been met for completion of his Eagle Rank.  The Scoutmaster has a one-on-one Scoutmaster Conference with the Eagle candidate and then the Scout requests an Eagle Board of Review from the Troop Advancement Chairman.

You have earned the Life Scout rank and are ready to begin your Eagle Scout leadership service project.

The Requirements For The Eagle Project
As stated in the Boy Scout Handbook: While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to your religious institution, school, or your community. (The project should benefit an organization other than the BSA. The project idea must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader Scoutmaster, unit committee, and by the council or district advancement committee before you start. You must use this Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, No. 18-927A, (this booklet) in meeting this requirement.

Does the leadership service project for Eagle have to be original, perhaps something you dream up that has never been done before? The answer: No, but it certainly could be. You may pick a project that has been done before, but you must accept responsibility for planning, directing, and following through to its successful completion.

Routine labor (a job or service normally rendered) should not be considered. Work involving council property or other BSA activity is not permitted. The project also may not be performed for a business or an individual, be of a commercial nature, or be a fund-raiser. (Fund-raising is permitted only for securing materials or supplies needed to carry out your project.)

How big a project is required? There are no specific requirements, as long as the project is helpful to a religious institution, school, or community. The amount of time spent by you in planning your project and the actual working time spent in carrying out the project should be as much as is necessary for you to demonstrate your leadership of others.Approvals

Before You Start
Your project idea must be approved by your unit leader, unit committee, and council or district advancement committee before the project is started. The following questions must be answered before giving this approval:
·     Who will benefit from the project?
·     How will they benefit?
·     What official from the group benefiting from the project will be contacted for guidance in planning the project?
·     How many people will be recruited to help carry out the project?

After Completion Of the Project
Although your project was approved by your unit leader, unit committee, and council or district advancement committee before it was begun, the Eagle Scout board of review must approve the manner in which it was carried out. The following must be answered:
·     In what ways did you demonstrate leadership of others?
·     Give examples of how you directed the project rather than doing the work yourself.
·     In what way did the religious institution, school, or community group benefit from the project?
·     Did the project follow the plan?
·     If changes to the plan were made, explain why the changes were necessary.