How Do I Become an Eagle Scout?
Before he turns 18, a Scout must:
1. Complete all required merit badges.
2. While a Life Scout, served in a qualifying position of responsibility for a minimum of 6 months.
3. Complete his Eagle Project.
4. Have his Scoutmaster Conference.
His Eagle Board of Review can be held up to 3 months after a Scout turns 18 with no special approval.
1. Scout participates in the Life-to-Eagle presentation by troop Life-to-Eagle coordinator (Steve Clay).
2. Scout arranges a meeting with the Life-to-Eagle coordinator. Scout and coordinator work through a project idea and the proposal.
3. Scout completes Eagle Proposal Workbook.
4. Scout presents proposal workbook to Scoutmaster (Todd Reed), who signs.
5. Scout presents proposal workbook to Committee Chair (Debra Balkman), who signs.
6. Scout presents proposal workbook to Benefiting Organization Representative, who signs.
7. Scout presents proposal workbook to District Advancement Chair (Kellye Williams), who signs.
1. Scout creates his plan, in conjunction with Life-to-Eagle coordinator (Steve Clay).
2. If Scout is fundraising, he must fill out the fundraising application and have it approved by the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council. See reverse of application for standards.
3. Scout coordinates with Committee Chair (Debra Balkman) to get project dates on calendar. Distributes flyer outlining details. Sends reminder emails to troop prior to project days.
Scout completes project with more than two additional Scouts helping.
Scout writes final report about the project. Gets signatures of Benefiting Organization Representative and Scoutmaster (Todd Reed).
At this time, empty, pre-stamped envelopes addressed to Committee Chair (Debra Balkman) are given to five people (six, if Scout is employed) from whom the Scout has asked for letters of recommendation. Envelopes have the Scout’s name on the front of the envelope.
Scout delivers book to Committee Chair (Debra Balkman) for review.
Within Eagle binder should be, in this order:
1. Eagle Scout rank application
2. Ambition Statement
3. Project Workbook (Proposal, Plan, & Report) and relevant photos and other documents
All signatures must be obtained on the rank application.
Committee Chair (Debra Balkman) reviews all for accuracy, particularly for the dates on Eagle Scout application.
Binder is returned to Scout for corrections.
Once any necessary corrections are made, Scout photocopies entire binder.
Scout retains copy and delivers original in the above order to Committee Chair, who then delivers it to Council for final review.
Within 2-3 weeks Scout will be contacted with potential dates for the Eagle Board of Review, at which time his binder will be returned to him.