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									                    Eagle Scout
             Leadership Service
             Project Workbook




This is a MicroSoft Word version of the
   official BSA workbook, 18-927A,
      1999 Boy Scouts of America

    Obtained from Internet site:
 www.flash.net/~smithrc/eagleprj.htm




BOY SCOUTS                                OF AMERICA
                                        BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
                                                        National Office
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                                           P.O. Box 152079, Irving, Texas 75015-2079
                                                         972-580-2000


                                               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
      yourself.
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.

Sincerely,


Jere B. Ratcliffe
Chief Scout Executive
Eagle Scout
Leadership Service
Project Workbook




                     Chris W. Williams
                     Scout’s name

                     18359 Montpere Way, Saratoga CA, 95070
                     Address
                     (408) 376-0407
                     Telephone No.


                     535
                     Unit No.
                     Polaris
                     District
                     Santa Clara
                     Local council


                     Dan Williams
                     Unit leader’s name
                     18359 Montpere Way , Saratoga CA, 95070
                     Address
                     (408) 376-0407
                     Telephone No.

                      Mark LaForge
                     Unit advancement committee person’s name
                     18829 Westview Dr., Saratoga, CA 95070
                     Address
                     (408) 255-0570
                     Telephone No.
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
   final report.

The Requirement
   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.

Originality
   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.

Limitations
   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.)

Size
   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.
Examples
  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
      Administration hospital.
   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
      it.
   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.

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
  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.
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
center.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
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
    someone.


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_
                                                             Date

The project concept was discussed with the following representative of the group that will benefit
from the project.

______________________________________________________________________06/04/2002__
Milton Wheeler                                                          Date

Administrator                                                                         (408) 378-8875
Representative's title                                                                Phone No.
THE PLAN

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
                                                   Hospital
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.


PRESENT CONDITION
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
administrator.

METHOD
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
Materials:
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.

Hole Digger
Electric Screw Driver
Shovel
Level
Ax
Hand Saw
2 Power Drills
Drill Bits
Miter Saw
Square
Hammer
Rake
Paint Brush and Paint
Bow saw
Rachet Set
Various hand tools

PROJECT HELPERS
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.


TIME SCHEDULE
Day 1
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

Day 2
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

Day 3
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
Day 4
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.



FINANCIAL PLAN
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
Choosing Advisor

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
Pricing materials
Writing proposal
Approval                                                           1    2          2
Meeting with Hospital Administrator for proposal approval
Meeting with Advisor for proposal approval

Purchasing Materials/Tools                                         2    2          4

Building Schedule
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]




APPROVALS
Approval Signatures for Project Plan

Project plans were reviewed and approved by
       Title                 Name                           Signature       Date
 Institution              Milton Wheeler
 Representative:
 Unit Committee           Jeff Byrne
 Member:
 Unit Leader:             Dan Williams
 District Advancement     Greg Buchanan
 Committee Member:
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,
                                                       9/22, 9/26
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
                                                       9/21, 9/22
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
                                             item            Materials
   (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
                                             Materials
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:

       DAY 1
      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
       originally planned.
      Rotting posts
       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
       their parts.

       DAY 2
      New frame
       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.

       DAY 3
      Painting
    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.

    DAY 4
   Flower box
   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
    landfill cost.

    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.
"AFTER" PHOTOGRAPHS




Photo 1 cutting old tree         Photo 2 removing sign from old       Photo 3 cutting for new backing
                                 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!!
SUMMARY
         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
someone cancel.
         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
    Eagle Scout.
    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.
    33088A.)
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
    service center
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.

								
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