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

3 Eagle Candidate Seminar
Mr. Gerry Mercurio Thunderbird District Advancement Chairman

4 Eagle Candidate Seminar
James Scotto & Jacob Knotts Monmouth Council Eagle Scouts

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

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

7 Remember! Eagle rank is more than 21 merit badges & a project! The primary emphasis is LEADERSHIP!

8 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

9 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.

10 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.

11 Requirements for Eagle Scout
What does this mean? Personal Growth Citizenship Leadership Development

12 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

13 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)

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

15 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.

16 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.

17 Leadership Position Scoutmaster assigned or elected
Minimum of 6 months (one or more positions) Must do the job - Not just wear the patch Approved positions are: Sr. Patrol Leader Asst. Sr. Patrol Leader Patrol Leader Troop Guide Instructor Den Chief Troop Historian Troop Scribe Troop Librarian Troop Quartermaster Jr. Asst. Scoutmaster Chaplain aide Troop OA Representative Note: Patrol QM, Asst Patrol Leader, Bugler, Patrol Scribe do not satisfy requirement

18 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

19 Requirements for Eagle Scout
7. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference with your unit leader.

20 Requirements for Eagle Scout
8. Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.

21 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.

22 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

23 Eagle Leadership Service Project
Project Ideas Plan / Proposal Approvals Working Project Final Report

24 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!

25 How Big? No Specific requirement
Typical is hours including planning Should be a challenge to the Scout Must demonstrate Leadership of Others

26 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!

27 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.

28 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.

29 Two general categories:
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

30 Starting the Project Must have District approval BEFORE starting work!
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 you’ll 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!

31 Introduction Define the Project Planning the Project
Scheduling the Project Getting Project Approval Working the Project Completing the Project

32 Define the Project Review with the Benefited Group
Review with the Scoutmaster or Advisor Take notes Overview Give the big picture of the project Don’t Spend any time planning yet!

33 Project Description

34 Define the Project Gathering Information Review of Work Areas
Review of Schedule Review of Costs Visit Work Area Hold a Review Meeting

35 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?

36 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?

37 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.

38 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?

39 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

40 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!

41 Introduction Define the Project Planning the Project
Scheduling the Project Getting Project Approval Working the Project Completing the Project

42 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.

43 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

44 Project Details and Approvals

45 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?

46 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

47 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

48 Planning the Project Identify the Tasks
General Project Tasks Implementation Tasks Completion Tasks Group Tasks Use a Computer

49 Project Planning Time Total Materials People Task
for Task Tasks to be performed Reqd Reqd Task Time TOTAL

50 Planning the Project General Project Tasks
Plan/Schedule Meetings Making Handouts Phone Calls Material Gathering Tools Gathering Fund Raising

51 Planning the Project Implementation Tasks
Training Safety Materials Preparation Area Preparation Assembly Installation Breaks

52 Planning the Project Completion Tasks
Cleanup Follow-up Walk-through with owner Benefited Group Acceptance

53 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

54 Planning the Project Identify Resources
Will help you delegate the project. Take advantage of experience and expertise

55 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

56 Introduction Define the Project Concept Planning the Project
Scheduling the Project Getting Project Approval Working the Project Completing the Project

57 Scheduling the Project
Sequence the Tasks Determine when multiple tasks can be done at the same time. Determine finish times

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

59 Scheduling the Project Finalize the Schedule
Look for slack Slack allows flexibility Avoid putting too many people in one area

60 Scheduling Problems Not Enough Time
Bring the problem to the Benefited Group and discuss Not enough People Too many People

61 Introduction Define the Project Concept Planning the Project
Scheduling the Project Getting Project Approval Working the Project Completing the Project

62 Approvals 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. Scout must have District approval BEFORE starting work!

63 Getting Project Approval Sponsor
Setup a meeting Review the plan Review Cost Review Sponsor’s Responsibilities Get the Sponsor’s Approval

64 Getting Project Approval Scoutmaster
Setup a meeting Review the plan Fit it into the troop’s schedule Review Responsibilities Review Safety Get the Scoutmaster’s Approval

65 Getting Project Approval Troop Committee
Get on the agenda Sell the plan Confirm the Troop’s Involvement & Support Discuss Safety and Transportation Issues Get the Committee’s Approval

66 Getting Project Approval District Representative
Setup a meeting Review the plan Review criteria for acceptable project Get Approval

67 Introduction Define the Project Concept Planning the Project
Scheduling the Project Getting Project Approval Working the Project Completing the Project

68 Working the Project Perform the work as proposed in the approved Project Plan Take a lot of pictures Lead the team Don’t do the work Don’t 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

69 Working the Project Use Leadership Skills
Control the Group Use specific Time Goals Use encouragement Delegate Areas or Parts and Pieces Take charge Don’t be a “worker bee” Communication is 25% verbal, 75% non-verbal Be a Problem Solver

70 Working the Project Recording Activity
Try to enter each day’s activity that day Begin with early thoughts about project selection all the way thru completion of your project

71 Obstacles to Success Optimism Pessimism Procrastination Lack of Money
Job Too Big Job Too Small Poor Technique Failure to Prepare Not Focusing

72 Introduction Define the Project Concept Planning the Project
Scheduling the Project Getting Project Approval Controlling the Project Completing the Project

73 Completing the Project

74 Completing the Project Final Report
How did it go? What went as planned, what didn’t? 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?

75 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

76 Changes and Completion

77 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.


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

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

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

82 Internet Sites National Website Scouting Forms General Sites
Scouting Forms plenty of helpful links here General Sites

83 Discussion & Questions


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