Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: My First Try at Processing an Eagle Project.......H E L P
Re: My First Try at Processing an Eagle Project.......H E L P
Paul S. Wolf
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 08:53:11 -0400
Marcia Trudeau wrote:
> In my new Patrol I have a Scout that has three months before he turns
> 18. He has completed his Service Project Workbook and it has
> obtained the committee signature. I have the following questions:
> 1. The Scoutmaster was informed that he was only to sign approval of
> the service project if the Scout met his Prequirement for position of
> Responsibility. I say this is incorrect. As long as the Scout is
> life, he can do his Eagle project without completing his Eagle
> requirements. The SM should have signed off on the project before the
> committee did. When the Scout applies for Eagle Scout Rank, the SM
> then must certify that he has completed all his Eagle requirements,
> including the service project.
Correct. A Scout may start and complete the work on his Eagle project
at any time after he becomes a Life Scout. The SM should sign the
project workbook NOW, then have the District Advancement Committee
approve it ASAP, so the Scout may begin working on the project.
> 2. This Scout participates as Den Chief three times a month, for the
> last eight months. His participation is 90%. Does this seem like
> adequate position of responsibility for Eagle?
YES If he has served as a Den Chief for more than 6 months he has met
the requirement, since Den Chief is listed as one of the positions which
qualifies. See the list at:
> 3. He rarely attends Troop meetings and participates in no
> campouts. He has many outside sports activities.
If he is a registered member of the troop, he meets the requirement, no
matter how many meetings and events he misses.
> 4. He has earned almost all of his merit badges except personal
He will need to finish that MB using EITHER the old or new requirements.
The NEW requirements can be seen at:
The old ones are at:
Given the time frame, if he hasn't started the training period required
for the MB, he will need to use the OLD requirements.
> So...what do you think. I have notified him that he must come to the
> meetings in order to talk to the scouts and get volunteers for his
> Eagle project.
Even that is not really required. He can ask the members of his sports
team, family and friends, etc. The requirement reads: "While a Life
Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others..." Even if he
doesn't use ANY other Scouts, he can still give leadership to others and
accomplish his aims.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Traffic Engineer, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office - Cleveland, Ohio
Past President, Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Winding Rivers Dist. Advancement Comm., Greater Cleveland Council, BSA
Advancement Webmaster, US Scouting Service Project (www.usscouts.org)