Re: Eagle Checklist
Warren Williams (Warren2248@AOL.COM)
Thu, 8 Jun 1995 09:38:34 -0400
In message "I'm looking for..." posted on 95-06-03, TSarah@AOL.COM (Ted
>I'm looking for a check list that I have been told exists. This check list
>gives the steps from Life to Eagle that the boy and troop must take. Has
>anyone seen something like this? If so could I get a copy of it?
Here's a couple things that might help. The first is a copy of an "audit
program" I use to review Eagle applications from our troop, the second is a
synopsis of the Eagle application process prepared by our district
Hope this stuff is helpful.
Boy Scout Troop 18
a. Birth date filled in and correct as verified with troop records.
b. Dates for First Class and Star Awards are at least four months apart.
c. Dates for Star and Life Awards are at least six months apart.
d. Dates for Life Award and Eagle Board of Review are at least six
e. Dates for merit badges are filled in and correct as verified with
2. Required Merit Badges.
a. At least four required merit badges were earned prior to date of Star
b. At least Seven required merit badges were earned prior to date of
c. If "Family Life" merit badge is not listed as a required merit badge
on the application (old copy) it has been earned.
3. Position(s) of Responsibiliy(ies).
a. Position(s) is(are) valid (see list on application).
b. Position(s) and date(s) indicate six months service between Life
Scout and Eagle Scout Board of Review dates.
4. Service Project.
a. Completed before 18th birthday.
b. Completed before Eagle Scout Board of Review (date).
b. Troop Committee
c. Board of Review Chairman
6. Board of Review Delays.
a. Documentation attached providing reason for board of review held
three to six months after applicant's 18th birthday.
b. Boy Scout Division at National Office contacted for procedures in
submitting applications where board of review was held more than six months
after applicant's 18th birthday.
Andrew Jackson Council
Boy Scouts of America
Life to Eagle
1. Eagle candidate secures "Eagle Scout Project Workbook" from his unit
2. Eagle candidate selects his project and discusses with his benefactor and
unit leader and secures their respective aprovals.
3. Eagle candidate meets with his unit's committee to discuss and receive
approval of his proposed project.
4. Eagle candidate meets with representative of District Advancement
Committee to review and secure approval of proposed project.
EAGLE CANDIDATE MAY NOW BEGIN HIS PROJECT.
5. After project is completed, Eagle candidate and unit leader certify its
Note: References to "days" in the following items will be counted as
"working days" and Saturdays and Sundays will not be counted in computing
the days items are due to be submitted to the committee or Council Service
6. Eagle candidate completes Eagle Rank Application and meets with Unit
Leader for conference. Persons listed as references under Requirement 2 of
the Eagle Scout Rank Application should be contacted by the candidate and he
should ask them to direct their letter of reference to his Unit Leader. The
Unit Leader should be sure to include the reference letters with the packet
transmitted to the Council Service Center. It may require a follow-up call
by the Unit Leader to have these reference letters in hand prior to the
deadline date for submission to the service center.
7. Unit Leader delivers the Eagle Rank Application AND "Eagle Scout Service
Project Workbook", in triplicate, to the Council Service Center AT LEAST TEN
(10) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE NEXT SCHEDULED EAGLE SCOUT BOARD OF
8. Council Service Center will certify the correctness of the rank
advancement, merit badges, and their dates and notify the District
Advancement Committee of the Eagle Rank Applications to be scheduled for a
Board of Review.
9. The District Advancement Committee will notify the Eagle candidate and
his Unit Leader of the time he is scheduled to appear before the Board of
Review. Scouts will be scheduled in 30 minute intervals beginning at
7:00p.m. In the event there are numerous Eagle candidates to appear on a
specified date, the Committee will schedule a sufficient number of Boards of
Review to be held simultaneously. The Eagle candidate should appear before
the Board of Review in Scout Uniform with the appropriate patches displayed.
10. The completed Eagle Rank Application will be returned by the Advancement
Committee to the Council Service Center, with its endorsement, for submission
to the National Eagle Scout Review Committee.
11. The National Eagle Scout Review Committee will certify the candidate to
be an Eagle Scout and will return the application along with the Eagle Scout
Certificate to the Council Service Center. The process normally takes
between 4-6 weeks, depending on the number of applications received.
12. The unit should not schedule an Eagle Scout Court of Honor until the
certificate hs been received at the Council Service Center from the National
Eagle Scout Review Committee.
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