Eagle Board after age 18
Robert Prager (pragerfamily@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Fri, 19 Jun 1998 01:54:28 -0500
Because of the apparent addition of the "requirement" to complete a Board
of Review prior to a Scout's 18th birthday, our council called national.
No change from the prior rules (see below) were intended -- this was
another one where they knew what they meant, and all we can do is read what
they actually wrote.
>From National BSA Advancement Policies and Procedures, 1997 revision,
"Scouts 18 or older. Scouts who have completed all requirements for a rank
prior to their 18th birthday should submit their application and be
reviewed and recognized within three months after that date. For Eagle
Scout boards of review conducted between three and six months after the
candidate's 18th birthday, a statement explaining the reason for the delay
must be attached to the Eagle Scout Rank Application when it is submitted
to the Eagle Scout Service. If an Eagle Scout board of review will be held
after the six months following the candidate's 18th birthday, the Eagle
Scout must petition the National Boy Scout Committee for an extension of
time to hold the board of review. The petition must be processed through
the local council, detailing the extenuating circumstances that prevented
the board of review from being held within the six-month period following
the candidate's 18th birthday, and be accompanied with a copy of the Eagle
Scout Rank Application."
So a Scout has to complete all of the requirements for the rank (except the
board of review) prior to his 18th birthday (subject to various other
exceptions -- get the book!), and the board must be completed as soon
aspossible after the other requirements are completed -- but can be
completed after he's 18.
Bob Prager, SA for Advancement, Troop 67, Long Beach, California
Honorary Brave, Tribe of Tahquitz
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