Presentation on theme: "Eagle Candidate Seminar"— Presentation transcript:
1 Eagle Candidate Seminar Presenter note: You should include your name and position. Explain your responsibilities and authority in your troop’s Eagle process.
2 Remember!Eagle rank is more than just 21 merit badges & a project! The primary emphasis is LEADERSHIP!Presenter notes:So many Scouts and parents think that if the Scout just earns the 21 merit badges and completes a project, the rest is just a given. This is just a reminder that there are other requirements and a boy can be denied Eagle if he does not satisfy all of them. The most common problem is the leadership position – they either assume a position will count, when it is not on the approved list, or they just hold the title, but don’t do any of the required work. Then they are mad when the SM will not sign their Eagle application.
3 Eagle Requirements Merit Badges * 21 minimum Leadership Position * mo. activeActive as Life Scout * mo. MinimumYou are considered a Life Scoutthe day you complete your Board of ReviewEagle Service Project *Demonstrate live by Scout Oath & Law *Scoutmaster ConferenceComplete Troop Eagle Board of ReviewComplete District Eagle Board of ReviewPresenter notes:This is a overview, each topic shown here will be discussed in detail in later slides.The key point here is that the requirements must be completed before the 18th birthday. It is possible (but very unlikely) to get an extension from National BSA in very special circumstances. Don’t count on this.* All requirements except the District Board of Reviewmust be completed prior to 18th birthday!
4 12 Required Merit Badges Environmental Science Family Life CommunicationsCampingFirst AidPersonal FitnessCitizenship in the CommunityCitizenship in the NationCitizenship in the WorldPersonal ManagementSwimming or Hiking or CyclingEmergency Preparedness or LifesavingPresenter notes:Review the list of current required merit badges. Since these change from time to time, please verify this list before making this presentation (every time).Carefully explain that only one of the options (example: Swimming or Hiking or Cycling) will satisfy this required merit badge. If the Scout has more than one of these, the others may count as non-required merit badges.
5 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.To ask anyone to backdate merit badge requirements because of poor planning would violate the principles of the BSA and should invalidate the Eagle rank presented as a result of that action. This would be a terrible example to set for other Scouts.Presenter notes:This is a serious pitfall that has often caught Scouts after it is too late to recover (without cheating – which should never be tolerated under any circumstances)
6 Leadership 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 Representative(troop may only have 1 OA rep at a time, must be approved by chapter / lodge)Note:Patrol QM, Asst Patrol Leader, Patrol Scribe do not satisfy requirement
7 Outline of Steps for Eagle Rank Idea – discussion with Advisor & Benefitting organizationWritten Project Proposal (pages 6-10)Fundraising Application(page 17)Safety GuidelinesFinancial Application if neededApprovals, Signatures & Boards of Review (page 10)Project Final Plan (pages 11-16)More details/attach more pagesWork with your AdvisorCarrying out your projectProject Report (page 19-20)Signature of Advisor/ScoutmasterSignature of BeneficiaryEagle ApplicationFinish All Eagle RequirmentsTroop Advancement will assist with datesAttach 5 letters of recommendationsCandidate’s StatementReview of Application, Project Proposal, Final Plan & Project ReportUnit LeaderTroop CommitteeCouncil CertificationDistrict Eagle BoardReturn to Troop Advancement for registration with National
8 Eagle Leadership Service Project Purpose is to “Demonstrate Leadership of Others”Should be a challenge to the ScoutMust benefit community organization other than Boy ScoutsMay NOT benefit a commercial business or an IndividualNo Routine Labor/Maintenance like cutting grass or picking up trash; something that is relatively permanent.May NOT be a “fund raiser”Fund-raising is permitted only for securing materials need to carry out the project.Donors to projects must be made aware of what entity if benefiting from the project, and that it is not BSA directlyAny funds not used for the purchase of project materials must be returned.Fundraising Application is necessary for contributions (money or materials) other than the scout, his relatives, troop, troop members/parents, church, or beneficiary.Must be planned and carried out by one Scout, no joint projectWill take up to 6 months to complete - plan ahead!
9 Approval Criteria BEFORE YOU START ! Discuss informally your idea with your Scout advisors to insure that it is a valid idea.Meet with the Organization Benefiting (you may ask Scoutmaster or other Troop Leaders to go with you) to discuss your ideas. Organization must want your project.Get a copy of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Download fromComplete Project Proposal including new Safety Planning GuidesUse the computer version of the workbook for easy correctionsBe NeatHave your advisor Review your written ProposalFundraising Application is necessary if money or materials will be needed from sources other than scout, parents, troop, church, or benefiting organization. Form must be approved by Council BEFORE going to Troop Committee.Make corrections to project plan as noted by your advisor2nd and maybe 3rd Review by your Advisor/Scoutmaster will likely be necessaryObtain Signature from Benefiting OrganizationObtain Approval from Scoutmaster or AdvisorBoard of Review by Troop CommitteeBoard of Review by District Committee BEFORE starting work on the final plan.
10 Project Proposal Pages 6-10 Safety & Financial Application Present ConditionDescribe the current condition you are going to changeTake pictures of the area before your projectGiving LeadershipManpower needed & from whereMost difficult about leadingMaterial/Supplies/Tools NeededWhat materials will you need – things that become part of the finished project i.e. lumber, nailsWhat Supplies will your need - things that you use up i.e. trash bags, paper, poster, tape, food for volunteers, first aid kit, thank you notes PostageWhat tools will you need to secure.Permits/SafetySpecial access requirementsZoning laws, building permits, trash disposal requirementsComplete new “Project Safety Guidelines” attached to project planConsider - Adult Supervision; Transportation of people and materials; Seat Belts required; special trainingCost EstimateSuggest attaching a page listing each item from Material/Supplies/ Tools aboveEstimate Cost for each item listedList Total CostWhere will you get the money? Parents, donations (see Fundraising Application)Project PhasesAttach Plans or Drawings with dimensionsOutline of the steps for your projectIf educational or entertaining program include outline activitiesLogisticsFurther PlanningDetermine when it needs to be done, List in sequencePreparation of site, securing materialsClean-up and Walk-through with benefited groupInclude general task like making phone calls, gathering materials, securing funds, project approval datesBreak down Group Tasks into smaller TasksFinishing task--- clean-up, final write up, thank you notes.
11 Approval of Proposal Have your advisor review your written PROPOSAL. Be NeatFundraising Application is necessary if money or materials will be needed from sources other than scout, parents, troop, church, or benefiting organization. Form must be approved by Council BEFORE going to Troop Committee.Make corrections to project plan as noted by your advisor2nd and maybe 3rd Review by your Advisor/Scoutmaster will likely be necessaryObtain Signature from Benefiting OrganizationObtain Approval from Scoutmaster or AdvisorBoard of Review by Troop CommitteeBoard of Review by District Committee BEFORE starting on your FINAL PLANNING
12 Final PlanningPages 11-16The plan should include all details needed to carry out the plan. Use extra pages as needed.You are now ready to begin PLANNING YOUR PROJECT IN DETAILNote any suggestions made at your ReviewMeet with you Advisor regularly as you make final plansChanges – Changes are normalPresent Conditions – “before pictures”Project Phases – look at your plan proposal. What would you change?Work ProcessesWill need extra pages for thisList Step by Step you will take to carry out your plan including securing funds/donationsMeet with your Advisor foe help with thisPermits and PermissionMaterials & Supplies – list in detail what, how many, cost, Source (name/phone). Don’t forget food & drinksIf you are planning on a donation other than from yourself, relatives, troop, church, or benefiting organization for materials or supplies you will need to complete the Financial Application to CouncilTools – Check Safety GuidelinesExpenses – totals from list of Materials, Supplies & Tools above.Revenue - How much money will you need & how will you get it i.e. donations from parents, church, etc.Your Expenses & Revenue (in/out) must match.Giving LeadershipWhat jobs need to be done and WhoHow will you communicate with workersLogistics – Transportation, food, restrooms, schedule date (check troop calendar)SafetyContingency Plans – rain date, materials not availableHave Advisor approve of final plan & make commentsCARRY OUT YOU PROJECT PLAN TO THE SATIFICATION OF THE BENEFICIARY ORGANATION
13 Completing the Project – Final Project Report Man hours workedUse log/sign-in sheet at the project to ensure information is completeHours you spent on projectPlanningCarrying out ProjectTotalList names, dates and hours of ALL other volunteersGrand total of hoursAsk Troop Committee to report these hours to Good Turn for AmericaGive Scoutmaster list of those who worked so they can get credit for service hoursSummaryChanges – Changes are expectedLeadership – Hope you learned somethingMaterialsDiscuss if you had all the materials/supplies needed or if you had a lot left overHow did you resolve any material/supplies problemsFundingFundraising effortsCollected/spentDonors thankedPhotographsTake pictures during each phase of the projectPhotos helps the Eagle Board of Review understand you r projectSecurely mounted and labeled, not just thrown in an envelopeScouts SignatureUnit leader reviews & signs once he approvesHave Beneficiary SignOnce all Eagle Rank Requirements are completed, next step is Eagle Application
14 Eagle Scout Application Complete Eagle Scout ApplicationAttach statement of your ambitions and life purposeInclude statement on your Personal Growth and ScoutingInclude a list of positions held that demonstrated leadership skillsCommunicationUsing ResourcesUnderstanding the Characteristics & Needs of the GroupPlanningTeachingDelegationControlling the Group PerformanceSetting the ExampleRepresenting the GroupEvaluating Group and SelfCounselingList other honors and awards received including religious emblems or citizenship awardsProvide 5 letters of recommendation.Troop will assist in providing necessary dates.
15 Eagle Application Process Submit Application & Project Report (Proposal, Final Plan & Final Report) to Scoutmaster/AdvisorTroop Eagle Board of ReviewCouncil verifies Scouts recordsDistrict Board of ReviewConduct Board of ReviewCouncil approvalNational approvalConduct Court of Honor
16 Eagle Court of Honor Special ceremony to recognize only Eagle Scout(s) Conducted only after National approval~4-6 weeks after Board of ReviewPlanned and carried out by Troop and ParentsThere is no required format -- tailor 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
17 Eagle PalmsAfter becoming an Eagle Scout, you may earn Palms by completing the following requirements:Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 3 months after becoming an Eagle Scout or after the award of last Palm.Eagle Palms must be earned in sequence (Bronze, Gold Silver), and the three-month tenure requirement must be observed for each Palm.Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.Make a satisfactory effort to develop and demonstrate leadership ability.Is not necessary to hold official position in troop, but to demonstrate leadership in Scouting and other areasEarn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or last Palm.**.Merit Badges earned any time since becoming a Boy Scout (before age 18) may be used to meet this requirementsTake Part in a Scoutmaster conference.Complete your board of review.You may wear only the proper combination of Palms for the number of merit badges you earned beyond the rank of Eagle. The Bronze Palm represents 5 merit badges, the Gold Palm 10, and the Silver Palm 15.