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3 Mr. Timothy A. Knotts Chairman, Monmouth Council NESA Eagle Candidate Seminar

4 R. C. Smith Mr. Gerry Mercurio Thunderbird District Advancement Chairman Eagle Candidate Seminar

5 R. C. Smith James Scotto & Jacob Knotts Monmouth Council Eagle Scouts Eagle Candidate Seminar

6 R. C. Smith Seminar Objectives H To review the requirements for Eagle rank H To discuss the Eagle Leadership Service Project H To review Eagle application process H To discuss the Eagle Court of Honor H To answer any questions from Scouts & parents H To understand time commitment No Avoid Any Surprises!

7 R. C. Smith Eagle Requirements H Merit Badges *21 minimum H Leadership Position * 6 mo. active H Active as Life Scout * 6 mo. minimum H Eagle Service Project * H Demonstrate live by Scout Oath & Law * H Scoutmaster Conference * H Complete Eagle Board of Review * All requirements, except BOR, must be completed prior to 18th birthday!

8 R. C. Smith Eagle rank is more than 21 merit badges & a project! The primary emphasis is LEADERSHIP! Remember!

9 R. C. Smith Requirements for Eagle Scout 1. Be ACTIVE in your troop, team, crew, or ship for a period of at least 6 months after you have achieved the rank of Life Scout

10 R. C. Smith Requirements for Eagle Scout Does it have to be continuous? NO. Any six month period since your Life Board of Review is sufficient. It does NOT have to be the most recent six months.

11 R. C. Smith Requirements for Eagle Scout 2. Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life. List the names of individuals who know you personally and would be willing to provide a recommendation on your behalf.

12 R. C. Smith Requirements for Eagle Scout What does this mean? Personal Growth Citizenship Leadership Development

13 R. C. Smith Requirements for Eagle Scout How is personal growth measured? By what a Scout learns how to do By using his hands as well as learning from a text book By how he does his part in his unit By how he does his part in his daily life By how he does his part in his community, his nation, & his world

14 R. C. Smith Requirements for Eagle Scout 3. Earn a total of 21 merit badges (required badges are listed). List the month, day, and year the merit badge was earned. (Also list the unit)

15 R. C. Smith Required Badges Camping Citizenship in the Nation, Community, and World Personal Fitness First Aid Communication Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving Personal Management Cycling or Hiking or Swimming Family Life Environmental Science

16 R. C. Smith Warning: Several merit badges require specific, extended periods of time to complete. If the requirement says: Meet with your counselor … Keep records for three months … You must meet with your counselor AT LEAST three months prior to your 18th birthday or you cannot complete the merit badge in time! You cannot keep a record of your budget and spending for three months in only three weeks.

17 R. C. Smith Requirements for Eagle Scout 4. While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility. List only those positions after Life board of review date.

18 R. C. Smith Leadership Position H Scoutmaster assigned or elected H Minimum of 6 months (one or more positions) H Must do the job - Not just wear the patch H Approved positions are: äSr. Patrol Leader äAsst. Sr. Patrol Leader äPatrol Leader äTroop Guide äInstructor äDen Chief äTroop Historian ä Troop Scribe ä Troop Librarian ä Troop Quartermaster ä Jr. Asst. Scoutmaster ä Chaplain aide ä Troop OA Representative Note: Patrol QM, Asst Patrol Leader, Bugler, Patrol Scribe do not satisfy requirement

19 R. C. Smith Requirements for Eagle Scout 6. Attach statement of your ambitions and life purpose Include a list of positions held that demonstrated leadership skills and honors and awards received

20 R. C. Smith Requirements for Eagle Scout 7. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference with your unit leader.

21 R. C. Smith 8. Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review. Requirements for Eagle Scout

22 R. C. Smith Requirements for Eagle Scout 5. While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community.

23 R. C. Smith The Project Requirement 5. While a Life Scout, PLAN, DEVELOP, and GIVE LEADERSHIP to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. Project Selection

24 R. C. Smith Eagle Leadership Service Project H Project Ideas H Plan / Proposal H Approvals H Working Project H Final Report

25 R. C. Smith Eagle Leadership Service Project Purpose is to Demonstrate Leadership of Others Must benefit community organization other than Boy Scouts May NOT benefit a commercial business May NOT be a fund raiser Must be planned and carried out by one Scout no joint projects Will take up to 6 months to complete - plan ahead!

26 R. C. Smith How Big? No Specific requirement Typical is hours including planning Should be a challenge to the Scout Must demonstrate Leadership of Others

27 R. C. Smith Purpose of the Project Demonstrate leadership of others Learn about the planning process The product of the project is secondary to the learning process for the Scout. It is not an initiation – the Scout is not required to suffer to succeed!

28 R. C. Smith Official BSA Guidance Boy Scout Handbook Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook (18-927) Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures (#33088) Be wary of traditions, undocumented corporate knowledge, and ill-informed experts. Check the books or call your District Advancement Chairman.

29 R. C. Smith Originality The project does not have to be original (something you dream up that has never been done before), but it certainly could be. You may pick a project that has been done before, but you must accept responsibility for planning, directing, and following through to its successful completion. It must be an individual project – two candidates cannot receive credit for working the same project.

30 R. C. Smith Project Ideas Built church sign Built church janitor closet Landscaped church grounds Repaired church playground Collected eye glasses for Lions Club Built chuck boxes for Girl Scout troop Built cabinets for Sunday School rooms Re-landscaped and fixed up church sign Built bull-pens for High School baseball field Repaired & cleaned out church storage shed Repaired, re-roofed, landscaped church gazebo Taught bike safety program to elementary students Built newspaper re-cycling bins for Wood Elementary School Repaired church home for aged & sponsored social event for residents Conducted entertaining holiday program for residence of nursing home Two general categories: Construction / repair Service The Internet has many sites with project ideas – use a search engine

31 R. C. Smith Starting the Project May start immediately after Life Board of Review (but not before) Not necessary to have earned all 21 merit badges first Please start AT LEAST 6 months before 18th birthday! Meet with an adult advisor -- to verify that idea is acceptable -- before doing much detailed planning or any writing Choose project youll enjoy Meet with the benefiting organization -- discuss their needs, expectations, and possible financial help. Must use this Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, to submit project plan for approval. Electronic version is acceptable Must have District approval BEFORE starting work!

32 R. C. Smith Introduction Define the Project Planning the Project Scheduling the Project Getting Project Approval Working the Project Completing the Project

33 R. C. Smith Define the Project Review with the Benefited Group Review with the Scoutmaster or Advisor Take notes Overview Give the big picture of the project Dont Spend any time planning yet!

34 R. C. Smith Project Description

35 R. C. Smith Define the Project Gathering Information Review of Work Areas Review of Schedule Review of Costs Visit Work Area Hold a Review Meeting

36 R. C. Smith Define the Project Gathering Information How is the Sponsor going to Benefit? What does the project involve? What are the risks? What are the challenges?

37 R. C. Smith Define the Project Review of Work Areas Gather or Make Drawings or Sketches Take Pictures Determine when it needs to be done by Special access requirements?

38 R. C. Smith Define the Project Review of Schedule Discuss time frame with the Sponsor Discuss work sequence order. Do NOT get approval from Sponsor at this time. It could take a month to get concept approval and plan the project.

39 R. C. Smith Define the Project Review of Costs Will the sponsor provide funds or materials? Will you get donations? Will you do a fund raiser to get funds? Discuss how much it is going to cost?

40 R. C. Smith Define the Project Visit the Work Area Take a camera or video Take notes Visit must take place before a project is scheduled, since you may identify situations that will impact the schedule. Pay attention to: access resource requirements

41 R. C. Smith Define the Project Hold a Review Meeting Discuss with your Scoutmaster or Advisor Review all materials collected Will this project work? Does this meet project acceptance criteria? Call Unit or District Advancement Chairman with questions!

42 R. C. Smith Introduction Define the Project Planning the Project Scheduling the Project Getting Project Approval Working the Project Completing the Project

43 R. C. Smith The Ideal Plan - Your Goal The written project plan should have enough detail that another Scout could take the proposal, as submitted, and successfully carry out your desired plan – in your absence. The project could be worked on an island and everything needed to do the work would be there – because it is listed in the plan. Reach for the goal, but accept reality.

44 R. C. Smith Elements of the Project Plan Project Description Executive Summary Organization who will benefit How will they benefit Project Details: Present Condition (Use Photos, if appropriate) Plans / Drawings / Designs Materials Supplies Tools Schedule Step-by-step Instructions Financial Plan Written / Printed Information Helpers / Workers (Including Safety) Adult Supervision Work site Transportation

45 R. C. Smith Project Details and Approvals

46 R. C. Smith Approval Criteria Who will benefit? How will they benefit? Is it significant enough? Who from that group will be providing guidance in planning the project? How many people will be recruited to carry out the project? What cost are there? How will you raise funds?

47 R. C. Smith Planning Definition Complete scope of work that you are responsible for: all general tasks related to the project all areas, and the tasks related to individual areas all resources required for the project based upon skill duration of each task

48 R. C. Smith Project Planning Written Plan Paying for Materials Determine the Tasks Determine the Equipment / Persons / Materials Reqd Determine how long it is going to take to do the task Approval Signatures What is being approved

49 R. C. Smith Planning the Project Identify the Tasks General Project Tasks Implementation Tasks Completion Tasks Group Tasks Use a Computer

50 R. C. Smith Project Planning Tasks to be performed Materials Reqd People Reqd Time for Task Total Task Time 0 TOTAL

51 R. C. Smith Planning the Project General Project Tasks Plan/Schedule Meetings Making Handouts Phone Calls Material Gathering Tools Gathering Fund Raising

52 R. C. Smith Planning the Project Implementation Tasks Training Safety Materials Preparation Area Preparation Assembly Installation Breaks

53 R. C. Smith Planning the Project Completion Tasks Cleanup Follow-up Walk-through with owner Benefited Group Acceptance

54 R. C. Smith Planning the Project Identify Resources Each task requires resources Who can do the work How many does it take to do the work What materials are required What tools are required

55 R. C. Smith Planning the Project Identify Resources Will help you delegate the project. Take advantage of experience and expertise

56 R. C. Smith Planning the Project Identify Duration Duration may vary based upon Skill Level Experience Training Should be of a manageable size Typically for your project should be in minutes

57 R. C. Smith Introduction Define the Project Concept Planning the Project Scheduling the Project Getting Project Approval Working the Project Completing the Project

58 R. C. Smith Scheduling the Project Sequence the Tasks Determine when multiple tasks can be done at the same time. Determine finish times

59 R. C. Smith Scheduling the Project Check Sequence backwards Check to be sure items needed are completed before this task is executed. Training requires training preparation time.

60 R. C. Smith Scheduling the Project Finalize the Schedule Look for slack Slack allows flexibility Avoid putting too many people in one area

61 R. C. Smith Scheduling Problems Not Enough Time Bring the problem to the Benefited Group and discuss Not enough People Too many People

62 R. C. Smith Introduction Define the Project Concept Planning the Project Scheduling the Project Getting Project Approval Working the Project Completing the Project

63 R. C. Smith Approvals Before Starting Work Scout must have District approval BEFORE starting work! The project idea must be approved by the benefiting organization. The complete detail plan must be approved by the unit leader, unit committee, and council or district advancement committee before the project is started.

64 R. C. Smith Getting Project Approval Sponsor Setup a meeting Review the plan Review Cost Review Sponsors Responsibilities Get the Sponsors Approval

65 R. C. Smith Getting Project Approval Scoutmaster Setup a meeting Review the plan Fit it into the troops schedule Review Responsibilities Review Safety Get the Scoutmasters Approval

66 R. C. Smith Getting Project Approval Troop Committee Get on the agenda Sell the plan Confirm the Troops Involvement & Support Discuss Safety and Transportation Issues Get the Committees Approval

67 R. C. Smith Getting Project Approval District Representative Setup a meeting Review the plan Review criteria for acceptable project Get Approval

68 R. C. Smith Introduction Define the Project Concept Planning the Project Scheduling the Project Getting Project Approval Working the Project Completing the Project

69 R. C. Smith Working the Project Perform the work as proposed in the approved Project Plan Take a lot of pictures Lead the team Dont do the work Dont let adults lead your project (let them make lunch) Keep records of: Who worked (name, date, times) Material, supplies, tools actually needed and used All additional purchases Problems encountered and how solved

70 R. C. Smith Working the Project Use Leadership Skills Control the Group Use specific Time Goals Use encouragement Delegate Areas or Parts and Pieces Take charge Dont be a worker bee Communication is 25% verbal, 75% non-verbal Be a Problem Solver

71 R. C. Smith Working the Project Recording Activity Try to enter each days activity that day Begin with early thoughts about project selection all the way thru completion of your project

72 R. C. Smith Obstacles to Success Optimism Pessimism Procrastination Lack of Money Job Too Big Job Too Small Poor Technique Failure to Prepare Not Focusing

73 R. C. Smith Introduction Define the Project Concept Planning the Project Scheduling the Project Getting Project Approval Controlling the Project Completing the Project

74 R. C. Smith Completing the Project

75 R. C. Smith Completing the Project Final Report How did it go? What went as planned, what didnt? Who worked, when, and how long? What did they do? Financial summary - report on fund raising & actual expenses. Compare to planned budget. Include pictures - label them What did you learn about leading others? What would you do differently next time?

76 R. C. Smith Completing the Project Total Hours With each activity that you enter also record the time spent All workers hours are to be recorded A manageable project will include 125 to 400 total hours

77 R. C. Smith Changes and Completion

78 R. C. Smith Completing The Project Approvals After Completion The final report is signed by: The Eagle Candidate Scoutmaster / Coach / Advisor Representative of the benefiting organization (an attached letter is acceptable) Eagle Scout Board of Review is the final approval of the manner in which it was carried out.

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80 Eagle Application Process H Complete all requirements H Write project final report H Complete Eagle Scout Application H Submit Application & Project Final Report to: Troop Committee & Scoutmaster H Council verifies Scouts records H Returned to District for Board of Review H Conduct Board of Review H Council approval H National approval H Conduct Court of Honor

81 R. C. Smith Board of Review H Scheduled after all requirements complete and Council verifies records. H Conducted by Troop & District Advancement Committee H Board of Review reads letters of reference H Board of Review reads Project Planning Workbook H Eagle date of rank is date Board of Review is passed. H Important if earning Eagle Palms H Scout should be in full Scout uniform H It is not a retest of knowledge or skills H However, should know the Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan and be ready to discuss how you live by them.

82 R. C. Smith Eagle Court of Honor H Special ceremony to recognize only Eagle Scout(s) H Conducted after National approval ä ~4-6 weeks after Board of Review H Planned and carried out by Troop and Parents H There is no required format -- tailored to please Scouts and parents H Some items to consider: ä Who to invite - up to the family ä Date and time to accommodate schedule of special guests ä Reserve church or other location ä Reception decorations & refreshments - family responsibility ä Letters from public officials - familys choice ä Photo album of Scouting career at reception

83 R. C. Smith Internet Sites National Website Scouting Forms plenty of helpful links here General Sites

84 R. C. Smith Discussion & Questions

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