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					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 18 th
    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 aProject 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
► Financial Plan
► 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
► From Eagle   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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