This is a MicroSoft Word version of the
official BSA workbook, 18-927A,
1999 Boy Scouts of America
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Message from the
Chief Scout Executive
Congratulations, Life Scout.
In attaining the rank of Life Scout, you have had the opportunity to learn and master many skills.
You've hiked and camped in good and not-so-good weather, you've learned to take care of yourself
and others in the out-of-doors, as well as in your home community.
Before you now is the opportunity to master yet another set of skills. These skills are encompassed in
the requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout. One of these requirements is your demonstration of
leadership skills. You do so by planning and carrying out an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project.
This Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook will help you meet this requirement. You
will use this workbook to plan, receive the necessary approvals, carry out, and then report on the
completion of your project.
After completing your project and all the other requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout, complete
the following steps:
1. Review the enclosed Eagle Scout Rank Application. Note that you will need to list references
of people who will speak on your behalf. You will also need to prepare a statement about
2. Fill out the enclosed Eagle Scout Rank Application. Ask your unit leader and/or unit
advancement committee person to assist you.
3. Secure the signatures of your unit leader and unit committee chairman. Their signatures
indicate approval and recommendation by your unit.
4. Submit your Eagle Scout Rank Application and the statement about yourself with your
Leadership Service Project Workbook to your local council service center.
The contents of your application will be certified and the references you have listed will be contacted.
After certification and reference verification, you will be contacted by the Eagle Scout board of
review chairman, who will set your board of review date.
Eagle Scouts are recognized as a group of men who are outstanding in all that Scouting represents. I
encourage you to become a member of this elite group.
Jere B. Ratcliffe
Chief Scout Executive
Chris W. Williams
18359 Montpere Way, Saratoga CA, 95070
Unit leader’s name
18359 Montpere Way , Saratoga CA, 95070
Unit advancement committee person’s name
18829 Westview Dr., Saratoga, CA 95070
Your Eagle Scout
Leadership Service Project
How to Start
You have earned the Life Scout rank and are ready to begin your Eagle Scout leadership service
project. This workbook will help you plan and record your progress and complete and submit a
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, Varsity Scout
Coach, Venturing crew Advisor), 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.
A look at some projects other Scouts have done for their Eagle Scout Award illustrates that your
project can be to construct something or can be to render a service. Scouts have
Made trays to fasten to wheelchairs for veterans with disabilities at a Veterans
Collected used books and distributed them to people in the community who wanted and
needed, but could not afford, books.
Built a sturdy footbridge across a brook to make a safe shortcut for children between their
homes and school.
Collected and repaired used toys and gave them to a home for children with disabilities.
Organized and operated a bicycle safety campaign. This involved a written safety test,
equipment safety check, and a skills contest in a bike rodeo.
Surveyed the remains of an old Spanish mission and prepared an accurate map relating it to
the present church.
Built a "tot lot" in a big city neighborhood and set up a schedule for Boy Scouts to help run
Set up a community study center for children who needed a place to do schoolwork.
Trained fellow students as audiovisual aides for their school. Arranged for more than 200
hours of audiovisual work.
Prepared plans for a footbridge on a trail in a national forest. Worked with rangers to learn
the skills necessary to build the structure, gathered materials and tools, and then directed a
Scout work group to do the construction.
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?
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
Did the project follow the plan?
If changes to the plan were made, explain why the changes were necessary.
Filling Out the Form
As you plan and carry out your leadership service project, use this workbook to record your plans and
progress. Remember that others will be reading these pages. You should print, type, or write legibly
using black or blue ink. Complete the form on a computer if you have access to an electronic version.
You may add as many pages as needed to thoroughly complete the workbook.
National Eagle Scout Association
The National Eagle Scout Association was created in 1972 with the express purpose of bringing
together Eagle Scouts of all ages so that they may be of greater service to themselves, their local
councils, and their communities, thereby conserving and developing the human resources potential
represented by those who hold Scouting's highest rank.
When you receive your Eagle badge, you will be eligible for membership in this elite association.
You should give it serious consideration. Applications are available from your local council service
Describe the project you plan to do. [Note: You may use extra pages to describe project]
My Eagle project will be at the Sub-Acute Saratoga Hospital. The goal of my project is
to repair the condition of the existing billboard sign at the Hospital, build and plant a flower box
under the sign and to remove an old dead pine tree that is presently the sign’s only support. My
specific objectives are as follows:
Removal of the dead pine tree that is presently supporting the billboard sign
Removal of and discarding the old rotting posts
Removal of the existing sign from its broken frame and its plywood backing
Building a new frame
Attaching the billboard sign to the new frame and backing
Repainting the sign new supporting frame and posts
Construction of a flower box and planting of new flowers in it.
The administrator, Mr. Milton Wheeler, of the hospital is my primary contact. The existing sign is
located on the southern portion of the hospital property. The sign was originally built over 20
years ago to assist hospital patients and visitors in locating the hospital. The Hospital is difficult
to find because it is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Saratoga. This project will
benefit the community-at-large who are attempting to locate the Hospital. The Sub-Acute
Saratoga Hospital provided the first pediatrics sub acute hospital care in Northern California. This
hospital has a very experienced and dedicated staff that provides care to special needs children,
adults and the elderly in homelike setting. This project will also benefit the patients and the
Hospital, since the Hospital is a small community hospital and has limited funds. The Hospital
will not have to pay for labor charges and can use any existing funds for patient needs. Also, the
present state of the sign is a potential hazard for any of the special needs children or elderly
patients of the Hospital since the sign is very heavy and barely held in place by the existing
frame. It could easily fall and injure someone. The dead tree could also fall down and injure
What group will benefit from the project?
Patients of the Sub-Acute Saratoga Hospital (408) 378-8875
Name of religious institution, school, or community Telephone No.
13425 Sousa Lane Saratoga CA 95070
Street address City State Zip code
My project will be of benefit to the group because:
Their existing sign is in poor condition and is difficult to read. This project will benefit the
community-at-large who are attempting to locate the Hospital that is hard to find because it is in a
quiet neighborhood surrounded by residential homes. This project will also benefit the Hospital,
which is a small community hospital and has limited funds. They will be able to have a new sign
advertising their hospital without needing to pay for labor charges. The project will also benefit
visitors and residents of the hospital since the decayed state of the sign could result in an injury.
Potential injuries can be prevented by repairing the sign and removal of the dead tree.
This concept was discussed with my unit leader, Dan Williams on May 25, 2002_
The project concept was discussed with the following representative of the group that will benefit
from the project.
Milton Wheeler Date
Administrator (408) 378-8875
Representative's title Phone No.
I conceptualized the idea for my Eagle project, determined what institution would benefit, measurable
defined its goals and objectives. I discussed the idea of my proposed project with the authorizing
official of the project beneficiary and my Scoutmaster. I obtained their permission to proceed.
Scoutmaster’s name Dan Williams
Scoutmaster signature and date agreed
Beneficiary of Eagle Service Project Patients and Visitors of Sub-Acute Saratoga
Mailing address of project beneficiary 13425 Sousa Lane, Saratoga, CA 95070
Authorizing official of project beneficiary Milton Wheeler
Authorizing official signature and date agreed
PROJECT AND PLANNING DETAILS
Plan your work by describing the present condition, the method, materials to be used, project helpers,
and a time schedule for carrying out the project. Describe any safety hazards you might face, and
explain how you will ensure the safety of those carrying out the project.
If appropriate, include photographs of the area before you begin your project. Providing before-and-
after photographs of your project area can give a clear example of your effort.
The present condition of the billboard sign of the Sub-Acute Saratoga sign is very poor. The sign is
hanging onto a broken frame and its only support is an old dead pine tree. The frame and supports are
missing paint and the wood is warped. There are two posts nearby that are also rotted and not held in
place by cement. The heavy sign (6’ X 5’) could fall easily from the broken frame and injure
someone. My official contact at the Saratoga Sub-Acute will be Milton Wheeler who is the
My project will be done in accordance with my proposed and detailed plan. This plan includes
recruitment of 5 responsible Boy Scouts, training them in safety precautions regarding the project and
the safe use of power tools. The method will include the manual removal of a dead tree, removal of a
heavy billboard sign from its plywood backing and broken frame, using power tools to build a new
frame, posts, and a flower box, painting and installing the sign and flower box.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
These materials were priced at Home Depot in Cupertino, CA.
Item Cost each Total
(3) 4x4 7.93 $ 23.79
(2) 2x6 5.98 $ 11.96
(1) 2x4 3.67 $ 3.67
(1) 8” cement footing tubing 5.47 $ 5.47
(2) Fence post cement 1.68 $ 3.36
(4) 2x4 8’ 2.48 $ 9.92
(3) 1x1 8’ 1.24 $ 3.72
(2) Eye bolts 1” 2.00 $ 4.00
(1) 55”x49” ¾” plywood 24.97 $ 24.97
(8) 5/16”x6” lag screw 0.44 $ 3.52
(1) 2 ½” deck screw box 4.98 $ 4.98
(2) 2 cubic feet of soil 13.94 $ 27.88
(10) six packs of flowers 1.99 $ 19.90
Tax $ 12.14
Total Cost of Materials $ 159.28
TOOLS TO BE UTILIZED:
All the tools will be borrowed and no cost will be involved.
Electric Screw Driver
2 Power Drills
Paint Brush and Paint
Various hand tools
I plan on recruiting 5 older responsible Boy Scouts from Troop 535 in Saratoga, CA to assist me in
the completion of my Eagle Scout Project.
Goal: Removal of tree and sign from old supports
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Teach safety skills and assign tasks to Scouts
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Remove dead tree
Detach sign from broken frame and backing
Remove decayed old posts
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Clean Up
Goal: Building of flower box; dig new holes for posts
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Build flower box
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Dig all holes for posts and box
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Clean Up
Goal: Installation of flower box; painting of posts and box
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Install flower box, pour cement for posts
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Paint posts and flower box
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Clean Up
Goal: Painting and installation of sign supports; attaching old sign to new supports; plant flowers
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Paint support beams and plywood backing
Attach sign to plywood backing
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Attach support beams and sign to posts
Hang sign onto new frame
12:00 – 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Plant flowers
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Clean Up
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Trip to City Dump to dispose of all dead tree and decayed wood
SAFETY ISSUES AND PRECAUTIONS
This project could be hazardous since the sign is very heavy and could fall down and injure someone.
Branches of the dead pine tree could also fall on someone. Also, since power tools will be utilized,
the tools could be hazardous. In order to insure safety for the scouts that are assisting me, I will be
giving a safety presentation regarding the best way for two scouts at a time to be lifting the sign and
working with the tree removal. Also, I will be instructing the scouts on the safe use of power tools.
We will also wear gloves and wear protective eye gear.
The estimated cost to complete this project is $159.28
The Sub-Acute Saratoga Hospital will be funding this project and paying for the materials.
ESTIMATED SERVICE HOURS
Total people Hours Man hours
Choosing a Project 1 5 5
Obtaining and reading Eagle Scout leadership information
Speaking with others about community needs/projects
Talking with Eagle Scouts about their projects
Discussing ideas with scoutmaster
Planning Project 1 12 12
Developing Plan, goals and objectives
Meeting with Hospital Administrator with idea
Taking measurements for sign, frame and flower box
Determining scouts, materials and tools needed
Establishing time schedule
Determining Training and Assignments for scouts
Approval 1 2 2
Meeting with Hospital Administrator for proposal approval
Meeting with Advisor for proposal approval
Purchasing Materials/Tools 2 2 4
Day 1 6 3 18
Day 2 6 3 18
Day 3 6 3 18
Day 4 6 3 18
City Dump Trip 2 1 2
Final Write up of Eagle Scout Project Report 1 3 3
Total Service Hours 100
“BEFORE” PHOTOGRAPHS [Use extra pages as necessary]
Approval Signatures for Project Plan
Project plans were reviewed and approved by
Title Name Signature Date
Institution Milton Wheeler
Unit Committee Jeff Byrne
Unit Leader: Dan Williams
District Advancement Greg Buchanan
Important Note: You may proceed with your leadership service project only when you have:
Completed all the above mentioned planning details
Shared the project plans with the appropriate persons
Obtained approval from the appropriate persons
CARRYING OUT THE PROJECT
Individual Hours I spent working on the project
Hours I spent:
Planning the project: 19 Carrying out the project: 16
Total hours I spent working on the project: 35
Hours Spent by Scouts, or Other Individuals Working on the Project
Name Date(s) No. of Hours
Chris Williams 5/11, 5/12, 6/1&2, 6/4, 35
6/22, 9/14, 9/15, 9/21,
Sean Bromage 9/14 4
Anthony Caselli 9/14, 9/22 8
John Caselli 9/22 4
Eric Finnegan 9/22 4
Nick LaForge 9/14 4
Nick Rumbaugh 9/21 4
Nick Shetanian 9/22 4
Michael Byrne 9/22 4
Dan Williams 5/11, 6/22, 9/14, 9/15, 24
Rita Romero 5/11, 5/12, 6/22, 9/22 7
Brian Freund 9/22 4
Peter Pavlidakis 9/22 4
Total number of hours others worked on the project: 75_
For a grand total, add the total number of hours you spent on the project to the total number of hours
others worked on the project: 110
Materials Required to Complete the Project
Type of Material Cost per Total Cost of
(3) 4x4 7.97 $ 23.79
(2) 2x6 5.98 $ 11.96
(2) 2x4 3.67 $ 7.52
(1) 8” cement footing tubing 5.97 $ 5.97
(2) Fence post cement 1.68 $ 3.36
(4) 2x4 8’ 2.49 $ 9.96
(2) Eye bolts 1” 0.59 $ 1.18
(1) 55”x49” ¾” plywood 15.99 $ 15.99
(8) 5/16”x6” lag screw 1.40 $ 11.20
(1) 2 ½” deck screw box 4.98 $ 4.98
(2) porch swing hook 0.89 $ 1.88
(3) 2 cubic feet of soil 4.49 $ 13.47
(3) annuals 0.99 $ 2.97
(4) perennials 4.99 $ 19.96
(1) Guadalupe landfill 25.00 $ 25.00
Sub total $ 159.19
Tax $ 10.90
Total Cost of $ 170.09
REFLECTIONS AND CHANGES IN ORIGINAL PLAN
The goal of my project was to repair the condition of the existing billboard sign at the Sub-Acute
Saratoga Hospital, build and plant a flower box under the sign and to remove an old dead pine tree
that was the sign’s only support. My specific objectives were as follows:
1) Removal of the dead pine tree that is presently supporting the billboard sign
1) Removal of and discarding the old rotting posts
2) Removal of the existing sign from its broken frame and its plywood backing
3) Building a new frame
4) Attaching the billboard sign to the new frame and backing
5) Repainting the sign new supporting frame and posts
6) Construction of a flower box and planting of new flowers in it.
The following changes were made in my original objectives:
Dead pine tree
The pine tree removal was much easer than I intended. The tree was so old that while trying to
remove branches the trunk broke in half. The job required much less time and effort than what
The existing posts were also decayed and rotted throughout which made their removal very
simple. The cement that the posts were set in had cracked which allowed easy labor.
Removal of existing sign from backing
No changes were made.
New sign backing
With so much time left over in day one, I decided to jump into some of the work we had
planned for day two. We built the new sign’s backing with miter cuts, which added an extra
half hour to the job. Though the miter cuts took additional time, it was worth it as the sign
now had a polished and professional look to it.
Regarding managing the scouts, I learned two valuable things in day one. First, it is important
to have and assign something to every scout because the initiative will not be taken by the
scouts to volunteer for tasks. Two, I should have told the scouts the plan for the whole day in
the morning so they could have known the overall plan and have taken more ownership of
At the start of this day, my father and I were the only people to show up for the project. We
dug the holes about half way down but we ran into blocks of cement causing us to move the
holes over about a foot. Once the holes were dug, the cardboard tubing was put in the hole
followed by the post. Then the cement was put in.
Regarding the attendance of scouts, I learned that I need to call them further ahead of time
than within the same week and also to do a follow up call. Also, I need to call more scouts
than needed for the day because some one might cancel.
Only 1 other scout showed up on this day limiting what was to be accomplished. The painting
of the sign backing was done. We also painted the two existing posts as well as the support
pole was painted as well as installed. The primary change was that fewer scout volunteers
showed up than expected so less was achieved.
Since I had learned about calling scouts ahead of time and following up with a call, 7 scouts
showed up the last day allowing the work that was left to go by quickly. A group of four
scouts worked on installing the sign to its backing and painting and attaching the molding on
the sign. Meanwhile, the other group of four scouts, including myself, worked on the flower
box. Both tasks were finished at about the same time. At the hospital, a group of 4 scouts were
assigned to dig the four holes for the flower box. Two scouts were told to paint the flower box
and the other two to load all the trash into the bed of the truck. The holes were finished at the
same time that the box had finished drying and the rest went as planned.
A valuable thing that I learned about scheduling is that summer is a better time to plan a
project that needs volunteers during the winter. Early summer would have been the most ideal
time for doing the Eagle Scout project. Late summer too many scouts are vacationing with
their family. I learned that by waiting until school started, I found that many scouts couldn’t
help me because there were too many conflicts with sports and other activities.
CHANGES IN ESTIMATED FINANCIAL PLAN
The Estimated Cost for the Project was $159.28.The actual cost for the project was $170.09.
the reason for the difference in the budget was because I did not plan for the Guadalupe
CHANGES IN MATERIALS AND TOOLS NEEDED
Fortunately, I had planned precisely the amount and type of tools and materials that were
necessary. As a consequence, no changes were made.
Photo 1 cutting old tree Photo 2 removing sign from old Photo 3 cutting for new backing
Photo 4 cutting for sign Photo 5 measuring for molding Photo 6 cutting for flower box
Photo 7 flower box being built Photo 8 flower box being installed Photo 9 victory dance
Photo 10 planting flowers Photo 11 installing new sign Photo 12 all done!!
When I first started my Eagle Scout project, I was intimidated by the whole process. It looked
like one of those things that I would have difficulty starting and never be able to finish. It was only
through strong “urging” from my parents that I buckled down to work.
Determining what I was going to do and getting initial approvals in June 2002 was not
difficult. However I then encountered some major problems. Because I procrastinated until late
summer, I had difficulty getting help. By August 2002 many scouts were already on vacation. Then
when school started, my new challenge in getting help was running into competition with school
sports and other activates in which scouts were involved.
Scheduling scouts was a learning process. I would make phone calls to determine if scouts
could help me with my project. This often resulted in no one being home. Even though I left
messages, no one called back. I then decided to approach the scouts at the PLC (Patrol Leaders
Council) because everyone was there at one time. I now had more people sign up than I needed. This
was positive though because it made me less dependent on each individual person showing up should
Also in scheduling of individuals, I learned some things. I learned about the importance of
calling people in advance, and then following up with reminder calls.
Managing the scouts brought new lessons. I learned the importance of teamwork. Specifically,
it was helpful to give the scouts the over-all goal of the day. They then took more ownership and
initiative of their individual parts to reach the goal of that day.
Regarding leadership, I acquired another valuable piece of information. Asking others for
assistance and support on a project works much better than ordering them to do things. Their attitude
and involvement is much better.
In completing my Eagle Scout Project I felt a strong sense of satisfaction and finished it with
a victory dance. It was hard but I was glad it was done. I had completed this step towards the
advancement to my Eagle Scout Rank.
In conclusion, I want to thank a couple of people. First and foremost, I would like to thank
God because without Him nothing is possible. Second, I would like to thank my father for pushing
me through the time where I did not like scouts. He told me “you will understand why I pushed you
one day”. Now I enjoy being active and involved in Scouts, and understand why he pushed me. I
value all the skills I am gaining, I have learned about good leadership, effective people and money
management, teamwork, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect. I want to thank my mother
for helping me write up the project, especially when I resisted. And also I would like to thank Mr.
Wheeler for giving me the opportunity to work with him at the Sub-acute Saratoga Hospital.
Approvals for Completed Project
Start date of planning project: May 11, 2002 Start date of Actual Labor: September 14, 2002
Completion date of project: September 22, 2002
The project was started and has been completed since I received the Life Scout rank, and is
respectfully submitted for consideration.
Applicant's signature Date
This project was planned, developed, and carried out by the candidate.
Signature of Scoutmaster / Coach /Advisor Date
Signature of the representative of religious institution, school, or community Date
The 12 Steps from Life to Eagle their names on the application. The candidates
The following 12 steps have been outlined to ensure should not be involved personally in transmitting
a smooth procedure for the Scout, the unit any correspondence between persons listed as
leadership, the local council, and the volunteers who references and the council service center
are to conduct the board of review. Eagle candidates 6. The Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project
should share these steps with their unit leader so that Workbook, properly filled out, must be
they can fully understand the procedures that must submitted with the application.
be followed. 7. After the contents of an application have been
verified and appropriately signed, the
1. In order to advance to the rank of Eagle, a application, Eagle Scout Leadership Service
candidate must complete all requirements of Project Workbook, and references will be
tenure; Scout spirit; merit badges; positions of returned from the council service center to the
responsibility; while a Life Scout, plan, develop, chairman of the Eagle board of review so that a
and provide leadership to others in a service board of review may be scheduled. Under no
project; and the Scoutmaster conference. circumstances should a board of review be
2. Using the Eagle Scout Leadership Service scheduled until the application is returned to the
Project Workbook, the candidate must select his chairman of the Eagle board of review.
Eagle service project and have the project Reference checks that are forwarded with the
concept approved by his unit leader, his unit application are confidential, and their contents
committee, and the benefactor of the project, and are not to be disclosed to any person who is not a
reviewed and approved by the council or district member of the board of review.
advancement committee. This workbook must be 8. The board of review for an Eagle candidate is
used in meeting this requirement. composed of at least three but not more than six
3. It is imperative that all requirements for the members. One member serves as chairman. Unit
Eagle Scout rank except the board of review be leaders, assistant unit leaders, relatives, or
completed prior to the candidate's 18th birthday. guardians may not serve as members of a Scout's
When all requirements except the board of board of review.
review for the rank of Eagle, including the The board of review members should convene at
leadership service project, have been completed, least 30 minutes before the candidate appears in
the enclosed Eagle Scout Rank Application must order to review the application, reference checks,
be completed and sent to the council service and leadership service project report. At least
center promptly. (Youth members with one district or council advancement
disabilities should meet with their unit leader representative must be a member of the Eagle
regarding time extensions.) board of review if the board of review is
4. The application should be signed by the unit conducted on a unit level. A council or district
leader at the proper place. The unit committee may designate more than one person to serve as
reviews and approves the record of the Eagle a member of Eagle boards of review when
candidate before the application is submitted to requested to do so by the unit. It is not required
the local council. If a unit leader or unit that these persons be members of the
committee fails to sign or otherwise approve an advancement committee; however, they must
application, the Eagle candidate may still be have an understanding of the importance of the
granted a board of review. The failure of a unit Eagle board of review.
leader or unit committee to sign an application 9. The candidate's unit leader introduces him to the
may be considered by the board of review in members of the board of review. The unit leader
determining the qualification of the Eagle may remain in the room, but does not participate
candidate. in the board of review. The unit leader may be
5. When the completed application is received at called on to clarify a point in question. In no
the council service center, its contents will be case should a relative or guardian of the
verified and the references contacted. The candidate attend the review, even as a unit
council advancement committee or its designee leader. There is no set of questions that an Eagle
contacts the person listed as a reference on the candidate should be asked. However, the board
Eagle Scout Rank Application either by letter, should be assured of the candidate's participation
form, or telephone checklist. The council in the program. This is the highest award that a
determines the method or methods to be used. Scout may achieve and, consequently, a
The candidate should have contacted those thorough discussion of his successes and
individuals listed as references before including experiences in Scouting should he considered.
After the review, the candidate and his unit
leader leave the room while the board members
discuss the acceptability of the candidate as an
The decision must be unanimous - If the
candidate meets the requirements, he is asked to
return and is informed that he will receive the
board's recommendation for the Eagle Scout
rank. If the candidate does not meet the
requirements, he is asked to return and told the
reasons for his failure to qualify. A discussion
should be held with him as to how he may meet
the requirements within a given period. Should
the applicant disagree with the decision, the
appeal procedures should be explained to him. A
follow-up letter must be sent to the Scout
confirming the agreements reached on the
action(s) necessary for the advancement. If the
Scout chooses to appeal, the board should
provide the name and address of the person he is
to contact. (See "Appealing a Decision" in the
National BSA Policies and Procedures, No.
10. Immediately after the board of review and after
the application has been appropriately signed,
the application, the service project report,
references, and a properly completed
Advancement Report are returned to the council
11. When the application arrives at the council
service center, the Scout executive signs it to
certify that the proper procedure has been
followed and that the board of review has
recommended the candidate for the Eagle Scout
rank. This workbook and references are retained
by the council. The workbook may be returned
to the Scout after council approval.
Only the Eagle Scout Rank Application is
forwarded to the national Eagle Scout Service
12. The Eagle Scout Service screens the application
to ascertain information such as proper
signature, positions of responsibility, tenure
between ranks, and age of the candidate. Any
item not meeting national standards will cause
the application to be returned for more
information. If the application is in order, the
Scout is then certified as an Eagle Scout by the
Eagle Scout Service on behalf of the National
Council. Notice of approval is given by sending
the Eagle Scout certificate to the local council.
The date used on the certificate will be the date
of the board of review. The Eagle Award must
not be sold or given to any unit until after the
certificate is received by the council service
center The Eagle Scout court of honor should not
be scheduled until the local council receives the
Eagle Scout rank credentials.