If you are a Life Scout, or just about to become one, this information is for you! Within is the collected wisdom of many an Eagle Scout who has taken the path before you. We are not here to do your thinking for you, but rather to help you have the best possible experience while achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Please note! The current application form (#512-728) is dated 2010 on the bottom of the back side, and it states "Please use the most current application found at www.scouting.org/scoutsource/media/forms.aspx".
Planning for success -- Getting started and keeping on track is key to your success.
Requirement 1 -- Be active in your troop, team, crew, or ship for a period of at six months after you have achieved the rank of Life Scout.
Requirement 2 -- Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life. List the names of individuals who know you personally and would be willing to provide a recommendation on your behalf.
Requirement 3 -- Earn a total of 21 merit badges (required badges are listed on the application). List the month, day, and year the merit badge was earned.
Requirement 4 -- While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of six months in a position of responsibility.
Requirement 5 -- Plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project. WOW! We have collected lots of information to help you get this daunting task accomplished. Everything from selecting a project to documenting it.
Requirement 6 -- Statement of ambitions and
life purpose; hold Scoutmasters conference.
Planning Guide -- A great compilation of information from Joe Sinniger (included with his permission).
Once you have all six requirements done, look here for your next steps.
Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork -- Compiling your information, filling out your application, and submitting your material.
Preparing for your Board of Review -- We know that an Eagle Scout is an Eagle Scout, no matter where they earned their rank. However, each Council, District, and/or Scout Unit might have differences in expectations and implementation of BSA national policy. Here is what we use - it should help you prepare!
Planning a world-class Court of Honor -- A complete Eagle Court of Honor book in electronic form! Tips to help you get started and be successful, and lots of resources including ceremony templates, poems, charges, pledges, prayers, complete scripts, and more!
NESA - Our Alumni Association -- Find out more about membership in NESA. Memberships to NESA make great gifts to new Eagle Scouts.
Hey, have some input? -- We've collected quite a bit of information here at Eaglescout.org, but we're always looking for more. If you have information about the history of the Eagle rank, ceremony suggestions, or other tips, please send them our way and we'll post them for everyone to share.
Resources available to download -- Files to help you collected from several sources.
Planning Guide -- A link to a nice document by Joe Sinniger. The guide is also on this site under the heading of "the path", placed with the author's permission.
Eagle Project Service Project Planning Guide -- Link to an excellent work by Randy Smith. The material is also on this site under the heading of "the path/requirement 5", placed with the author's permission.
Ideas for motivating Eagle candidates -- Aren't the reasons for completing the Eagle award obvious? Not until you are almost 18 years old, it seems. How can parents and friends motivate Scouts to get the job done? (Please e-mail the webmaster with your suggestions and success stories.)
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Last modified 1/30/2011