Life to Eagle Training Requirements to Become an Eagle Scout ► Beactive in your troop, team, crew, or ship for a period of at least six months after you have achieved the rank of Life Scout. ► 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. ► Earna total of 21 merit badges including 11 required. R2 Requirements to Become an Eagle Scout ► While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of six months in one or more leadership positions. List only those positions served after the Life Board of Review date. ► Plan,develop and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. The project idea must be approved by your Scoutmaster, troop committee and by the council or district before you start. R3 Requirements to Become an Eagle Scout ► Attach to this application a statement of your ambitions and life purpose and a listing of positions held in your religious institution, school, camp, community or other organizations during which you demonstrated leadership skills. Include honors and awards received during this service. ► Take part in a Scoutmaster conference with your unit leader. ► Complete all the requirements before your 18th birthday. R4 Service Project’s Cannot ► Benefit the Boy Scouts of America ► Involve Troop or Council property ► Be performed for a business. ► Be of a commercial nature. ► Be a fund raiser. ► Consist of routine labor normally done by others. ► Be for a profit-making organization. ► Begin before receiving written approval from the District Advancement Committee. ► Be assigned to the Life Scout by others. ► Be shared with another Life Scout for both to receive credit for one Eagle project. P1 Service Project Recipients ► Churches • Salvation Army ► Schools • International Relief Organizations ► City, Village or Town • City Parks ► Food Banks • Homeless Shelters ► Fire Departments • Nursing Homes ► Police Departments • City Parks ► Museums • Recycling Centers ► Hospitals • City Recreation Dept. ► Libraries ► Forest Service, DNR • Public Works Dept. ► Community Centers • State parks. ► Red Cross • County Parks • Conservation Clubs P2 Types of Projects Done in the Past ► Repaired playground equipment. ► Landscaped Church grounds. ► Built a foot bridge. ► Repaired picnic tables. ► Built a nature trail. ► Refurbished a township cemetery. ► Planted trees. ► Removed overgrown plants from a park. ► Built a fence in a state park. ► Constructed handicapped seating and access. ► Repaired a church parking lot. ► Constructed shelving and organized library books. P3 Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project ► Choosing a Project ► Initial Planning and Project Write Up ► Project (Planning) Details ► Initial Project Approvals ► Carrying out the Project ► Leadership ► Final Write-Up ► Final Project Approvals SP1 Choosing a Project ► Get a Project Advisor ► Choose a Project Idea ► Do not spend too much time planning when you are choosing a project. SP2 Initial Planning and Write-Up ► Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook ► Title Page ► Project Description ► Who will Benefit SP3 Project (Planning) Details ► Present Condition ► Plans/Drawings/Designs ► Materials ► Supplies ► Tools ► Schedule ► Step-by-Step Instructions ► Identify Safety Issues and how to deal with them SP4 Project (Planning) Details ► FinancialPlan ► Written/Printed Information ► Helper/Workers ► Adult Supervision ► Work Site ► Transportation SP5 Project (Planning) Details ► Level of detail needed? So that someone else could complete the project on their own without talking to the Scout. SP5 Initial Project Approvals ► Idea approval from Scoutmaster/Project Advisor ► Representative of Organization who will benefit ► Approval from Scoutmaster/Project Advisor ► Troop Committee Chairman ► District Advancement Committee Do not do any work until all the approvals are received. SP6 Carrying Out the Project ► Do what you said you were going to do ► Keep good notes ► Take pictures before, during and after ► Keep track of materials, supplies, tools, etc. ► Manage changes to the Project SP7 Leadership ► The Scout is the “man in charge” ► Workers/Helpers ► Keep work moving ► Adults on Site are only to help ► Provide for safety ► Resolve problems SP8 Final Write-Up ► Describe what actually happened How changes were managed ► Use Project Plan as a guide ► Discuss Leadership role ► Include letter from benefiting organization ► Review with Scoutmaster/Project Advisor SP9 Final Project Approvals ► Signatures Required: Yours Scoutmaster/Project Advisor Representative from benefiting organization ► FromEagle Scout Board of Review SP10 Completing the Application A1 General Rules for Identification Section ► Be neat, this will be your permanent record. ► Preferable to use a computer for neatness. ► Print clearly, do not cross out or write over mistakes. Use white out if needed. ► Give complete address. ► Enter dates showing month, day, and year. ► Full name, including middle name, not an initial. This is how it will appear on the certificate. A1 Requirement No. 2 Letters of Recommendation ► Sixindividuals ► Four specific references: Parents Religious Educational Employer ► Two other of your choice. A2 Requirement No. 2 Letters of Recommendation ► Contact everyone in advance ► Provide names to Eagle Advisor ► Send form provided ► Include stamped envelope with references’ return name and address. ► Letters are returned to Eagle Advisor ► Letters are to remain sealed until opened by the District representative A3 Requirement No. 3 Merit Badge List ► Record date badge was earned. ► List in chronological order. ► Cross out those required badges not earned. Emergency Preparedness/Life saving Cycling/Hiking/Swimming A4 Requirement No. 3 Merit Badge List ► Six merit badges for Star, 11 for Life. ► Mandatory Pre-requisites: Swimming before Lifesaving First Aid before Emergency Preparedness ► Identify unit where badges were earned. A4 Completing the Application ► Requirement No. 4 – Leadership After Life Scout Rank was reached ► Requirement No. 5 – Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project A5 Requirement No. 6 Ambitions and Life Purpose, Positions Held Ambitions and Life Purpose What do you plan to do with your future. What goals would you like to achieve. Don’t try to impress Board of Review. How long should statement be? One or two pages. A6 Requirement No. 6 Ambitions and Life Purpose, Positions Held ► Positions Held In Scouting ►Leadership Positions ►Outside Training Programs Outside of Scouting ►School ►Church ►Community A7 Completing the Application ► Certifications and Approvals ► BSA Local Council Certification A8 Assembling the Package ► Completed Eagle application ► Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project ► Ambition and Life Purpose ► Positions Held ► Letters of Recommendation (unopened) ► Eagle Scout Service Project Card A9 Board of Review ► At least 3 but no more than 6 members. ► District will usually have 1 or 2. ► Members should have an understanding of Scouting. ► 21 years of age. ► Unit leaders, parents, relatives cannot serve on the board. ► Scoutmaster can observe the interview with district members’ approval. ► Contents of the Board of Review are confidential. B1 Process ► Board meets without Eagle Candidate Reviews paperwork submitted Discusses candidate ► Conducts interview with Eagle Candidate Experience in Scouting Future goals Recommendations for a better Scouting program Experiences in school Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project B2 Process ► Eagle Candidate is dismissed Board discusses results of interview Votes on acceptability, must be unanimous ► EagleCandidate is brought in and informed of decision B3 After the Board of Review ► Council review of application ► Leadership service project workbook ► Approval from Boy Scouts of America headquarters (may take over a month) Eagle Court of Honor ► Time ► Organization ► Responsibilities ► Speakers ► Invitations ► Ceremony ► Display ► Reception COH1 Questions??? Helpful Web Sites Service Project Workbook: www.scouting.org/boyscouts/eagleproject/dload.html Eagle Scout Application: www.baylakesbsa.org/leaders/forms Unofficial Project Planning Guide: www.flash.net/~smithrc/eagleprj.htm Thank you for attending!
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