Eagle Scout Process

There’s a lot to do between reaching the rank of Life and reach the rank of Eagle. Many Scouts will climb to Life, but only a few will continue to Eagle. This page is designed to help you in your pursuit of Eagle.

Eagle Project Packet — Your very first step is to get a copy of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook. The workbook is essential to the successful completion of your project and should be thoroughly reviewed prior to beginning. You should review the packet front to back before you begin.

Eagle Application Checklist

Before putting ink to paper:

  • Read the entire Eagle Scout Rank Application (Much of the fine print is important)
  • Read ‘The 12 Steps from Life to Eagle’ on the back cover of the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook

Turn in a complete Eagle Scout Rank Application:

  • Print Clearly, or fill out and print from http://www.nesa.org/trail (preferred)
  • All dates must have Month, Day, and Year in the format MM/DD/YY
  • Verify all dates entered, all boxes checked, and all signature lines signed

Requirement #2:

  • Must list a specific person (i.e. ‘Mr. Jones’ instead of ‘Anytown High School’)
  • Complete mailing address including City, State, and ZIP code
  • Include area code with phone numbers

Requirement #3:

  • Cross out merit badge(s) in #6 and #9 that were not earned as required merit badges
  • List the unit number scout was registered in when each merit badge was earned
  • Include blue cards for all 21 listed merit badges (not presentation card) this is the MOST IMPORTANT thing. New certification guidelines require checking blue cards. If the scout doesn’t have his copy, the troop copy may be substituted.
  • Verify that the MB counselor and unit leader signed all blue cards
  • Verify that dates on application match date on blue card

Requirement #5:

  • Include Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project workbook with:
  • Four (4) Approval signatures (page 9)
  • Three (3) Approval for completed project signatures (page 13)

Requirement #6:

  • This should be very comprehensive; it’s how the board of review members are first introduced to you. Please try to limit it to one typed page, but include:
  • Statement of life purpose
  • Life’ s ambitions and goals
  • Leadership positions outside of Scouting
  • Religious institution
  • School
  • Work
  • Community
  • Honors and awards in and out of scouting