2Eagle Candidate Seminar Mr. Timothy A. KnottsChairman, Monmouth Council NESA
3Eagle Candidate Seminar Mr. Gerry MercurioThunderbird District Advancement Chairman
4Eagle Candidate Seminar James Scotto & Jacob KnottsMonmouth Council Eagle Scouts
5Seminar Objectives No Avoid Any Surprises! To review the requirements for Eagle rankTo discuss the Eagle Leadership Service ProjectTo review Eagle application processTo discuss the Eagle Court of HonorTo answer any questions from Scouts & parentsTo understand time commitmentNo Avoid Any Surprises!
6Eagle RequirementsMerit Badges * minimumLeadership Position * mo. activeActive as Life Scout * mo. minimumEagle 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!
7Remember!Eagle rank is more than 21 merit badges & a project! The primary emphasis is LEADERSHIP!
8Requirements 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
9Requirements 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.
10Requirements 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.
11Requirements for Eagle Scout What does this mean?Personal GrowthCitizenshipLeadership Development
12Requirements for Eagle Scout How is personal growth measured?By what a Scout learns how to doBy using his hands as well as learning from a text bookBy how he does his part in his unitBy how he does his part in his daily lifeBy how he does his part in his community, his nation, & his world
13Requirements 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)
14Required Badges Camping Cycling or Hiking or Swimming Citizenship in theNation,Personal ManagementCommunity,First AidandWorldEnvironmental ScienceCommunicationPersonal FitnessEmergency Preparednessor LifesavingFamily Life
15Warning: 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.
16Requirements 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.
17Leadership Position Scoutmaster assigned or elected Minimum of 6 months (one or more positions)Must do the job - Not just wear the patchApproved positions are:Sr. Patrol LeaderAsst. Sr. Patrol LeaderPatrol LeaderTroop GuideInstructorDen ChiefTroop HistorianTroop ScribeTroop LibrarianTroop QuartermasterJr. Asst. ScoutmasterChaplain aideTroop OA RepresentativeNote: Patrol QM, Asst Patrol Leader, Bugler, Patrol Scribe do notsatisfy requirement
18Requirements for Eagle Scout 6. Attach statement of your ambitions and life purposeInclude a list of positions held that demonstrated leadership skills and honors and awards received
19Requirements for Eagle Scout 7. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference with your unit leader.
20Requirements for Eagle Scout 8. Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.
21Requirements 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.
22The 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
23Eagle Leadership Service Project Project IdeasPlan / ProposalApprovalsWorking ProjectFinal Report
24Eagle Leadership Service Project Purpose is to “Demonstrate Leadership of Others”Must benefit community organizationother than Boy ScoutsMay NOT benefit a commercial businessMay NOT be a “fund raiser”Must be planned and carried out by one Scoutno joint projectsWill take up to 6 months to complete - plan ahead!
25How Big? No Specific requirement Typical is hours including planningShould be a challenge to the ScoutMust demonstrate Leadership of Others
26Purpose of the Project Demonstrate leadership of others Learn about the planning processThe “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!
27Official 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.
28OriginalityThe 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.
29Two general categories: Project IdeasBuilt church signBuilt church janitor closetLandscaped church groundsRepaired church playgroundCollected eye glasses for Lions ClubBuilt chuck boxes for Girl Scout troopBuilt cabinets for Sunday School roomsRe-landscaped and fixed up church signBuilt bull-pens for High School baseball fieldRepaired & cleaned out church storage shedRepaired, re-roofed, landscaped church gazeboTaught bike safety program to elementary studentsBuilt newspaper re-cycling bins for Wood Elementary SchoolRepaired church home for aged & sponsored social event for residentsConducted entertaining holiday program for residence of nursing homeTwo general categories:Construction / repairServiceThe Internet has many sites with project ideas – use a search engine
30Starting 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 firstPlease 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 writingChoose project you’ll enjoyMeet 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 acceptableMust have District approval BEFORE starting work!
31Introduction Define the Project Planning the Project Scheduling the ProjectGetting Project ApprovalWorking the ProjectCompleting the Project
32Define the Project Review with the Benefited Group Review with the Scoutmaster or AdvisorTake notesOverviewGive the big picture of the projectDon’t Spend any time planning yet!
34Define the Project Gathering Information Review of Work Areas Review of ScheduleReview of CostsVisit Work AreaHold a Review Meeting
35Define the Project Gathering Information How is the Sponsor going to Benefit?What does the project involve?What are the risks?What are the challenges?
36Define the Project Review of Work Areas Gather or Make Drawings or SketchesTake PicturesDetermine when it needs to be done bySpecial access requirements?
37Define the Project Review of Schedule Discuss time frame with the SponsorDiscuss 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.
38Define 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?
39Define the Project Visit the Work Area Take a camera or videoTake notesVisit must take place before a project is scheduled, since you may identify situations that will impact the schedule.Pay attention to:accessresource requirements
40Define the Project Hold a Review Meeting Discuss with your Scoutmaster or AdvisorReview all materials collectedWill this project work?Does this meet project acceptance criteria?Call Unit or District Advancement Chairman with questions!
41Introduction Define the Project Planning the Project Scheduling the ProjectGetting Project ApprovalWorking the ProjectCompleting the Project
42The 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.
43Elements of the Project Plan Project DescriptionExecutive SummaryOrganization who will benefitHow will they benefitProject Details:Present Condition (Use Photos, if appropriate)Plans / Drawings / DesignsMaterialsSuppliesToolsScheduleStep-by-step InstructionsFinancial PlanWritten / Printed InformationHelpers / Workers (Including Safety)Adult SupervisionWork siteTransportation
45Approval 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?
46Planning DefinitionComplete scope of work that you are responsible for:all general tasks related to the projectall areas, and the tasks related to individual areasall resources required for the project based upon skillduration of each task
47Project Planning Written Plan Paying for Materials Determine the Tasks Determine the Equipment / Persons / Materials ReqdDetermine how long it is going to take to do the taskApproval SignaturesWhat is being approved
48Planning the Project Identify the Tasks General Project TasksImplementation TasksCompletion TasksGroup TasksUse a Computer
49Project Planning Time Total Materials People Task forTaskTasks to be performedReqdReqdTaskTimeTOTAL
50Planning the Project General Project Tasks Plan/ScheduleMeetingsMaking HandoutsPhone CallsMaterial GatheringTools GatheringFund Raising
51Planning the Project Implementation Tasks TrainingSafetyMaterials PreparationArea PreparationAssemblyInstallationBreaks
52Planning the Project Completion Tasks CleanupFollow-upWalk-through with ownerBenefited Group Acceptance
53Planning the Project Identify Resources Each task requires resourcesWho can do the workHow many does it take to do the workWhat materials are requiredWhat tools are required
54Planning the Project Identify Resources Will help you delegate the project.Take advantage of experience and expertise
55Planning the Project Identify Duration Duration may vary based uponSkill LevelExperienceTrainingShould be of a manageable sizeTypically for your project should be in minutes
56Introduction Define the Project Concept Planning the Project Scheduling the ProjectGetting Project ApprovalWorking the ProjectCompleting the Project
57Scheduling the Project Sequence the TasksDetermine when multiple tasks can be done at the same time.Determine finish times
58Scheduling the Project Check Sequence backwardsCheck to be sure items needed are completed before this task is executed.Training requires training preparation time.
59Scheduling the Project Finalize the Schedule Look for slackSlack allows flexibilityAvoid putting too many people in one area
60Scheduling Problems Not Enough Time Bring the problem to the Benefited Group and discussNot enough PeopleToo many People
61Introduction Define the Project Concept Planning the Project Scheduling the ProjectGetting Project ApprovalWorking the ProjectCompleting the Project
62Approvals 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 approvalBEFORE starting work!
63Getting Project Approval Sponsor Setup a meetingReview the planReview CostReview Sponsor’s ResponsibilitiesGet the Sponsor’s Approval
64Getting Project Approval Scoutmaster Setup a meetingReview the planFit it into the troop’s scheduleReview ResponsibilitiesReview SafetyGet the Scoutmaster’s Approval
65Getting Project Approval Troop Committee Get on the agendaSell the planConfirm the Troop’s Involvement & SupportDiscuss Safety and Transportation IssuesGet the Committee’s Approval
66Getting Project Approval District Representative Setup a meetingReview the planReview criteria for acceptable projectGet Approval
67Introduction Define the Project Concept Planning the Project Scheduling the ProjectGetting Project ApprovalWorking the ProjectCompleting the Project
68Working the ProjectPerform the work as proposed in the approved Project PlanTake a lot of picturesLead the teamDon’t do the workDon’t let adults lead your project (let them make lunch)Keep records of:Who worked (name, date, times)Material, supplies, tools actually needed and usedAll additional purchasesProblems encountered and how solved
69Working the Project Use Leadership Skills Control the GroupUse specific Time GoalsUse encouragementDelegate Areas or Parts and PiecesTake chargeDon’t be a “worker bee”Communication is 25% verbal, 75% non-verbalBe a Problem Solver
70Working the Project Recording Activity Try to enter each day’s activity that dayBegin with early thoughts about project selection all the way thru completion of your project
71Obstacles to Success Optimism Pessimism Procrastination Lack of Money Job Too BigJob Too SmallPoor TechniqueFailure to PrepareNot Focusing
72Introduction Define the Project Concept Planning the Project Scheduling the ProjectGetting Project ApprovalControlling the ProjectCompleting the Project
74Completing 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 themWhat did you learn about leading others?What would you do differently next time?
75Completing the Project Total HoursWith each activity that you enter also record the time spentAll workers hours are to be recordedA manageable project will include 125 to 400 total hours
77Completing The Project Approvals After Completion The final report is signed by:The Eagle CandidateScoutmaster / Coach / AdvisorRepresentative 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.
79Eagle Application Process Complete all requirementsWrite project final reportComplete Eagle Scout ApplicationSubmit Application & Project Final Report to: Troop Committee & ScoutmasterCouncil verifies Scouts recordsReturned to District for Board of ReviewConduct Board of ReviewCouncil approvalNational approvalConduct Court of Honor
80Board of ReviewScheduled after all requirements complete and Council verifies records.Conducted by Troop & District Advancement CommitteeBoard of Review reads letters of referenceBoard of Review reads Project Planning WorkbookEagle date of rank is date Board of Review is passed.Important if earning Eagle PalmsScout should be in full Scout uniformIt is not a retest of knowledge or skillsHowever, should know the Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan and be ready to discuss how you live by them.
81Eagle Court of Honor Special ceremony to recognize only Eagle Scout(s) Conducted after National approval~4-6 weeks after Board of ReviewPlanned and carried out by Troop and ParentsThere is no required format -- tailored to please Scouts and parentsSome items to consider:Who to invite - up to the familyDate and time to accommodate schedule of special guestsReserve church or other locationReception decorations & refreshments - family responsibilityLetters from public officials - family’s choicePhoto album of Scouting career at reception
82Internet Sites National Website Scouting Forms General Sites Scouting Formsplenty of helpful links hereGeneral Sites