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1 1 Life to Eagle Process Golden Eagle District San Gabriel Valley Council

2 Agenda IntroductionsIntroductions Review Requirements for Eagle Scout RankReview Requirements for Eagle Scout Rank Discuss Eagle Scout Service ProjectDiscuss Eagle Scout Service Project Review Eagle Application ProcessReview Eagle Application Process Discuss Eagle Scout BinderDiscuss Eagle Scout Binder Discuss Eagle Board of ReviewDiscuss Eagle Board of Review QuestionsQuestions 2

3 Introductions Tell us your name.Tell us your name. Tell us your Troop, Crew #.Tell us your Troop, Crew #. Tell us your position in your unit.Tell us your position in your unit. Why are you here?Why are you here? Do you have any specific questions?Do you have any specific questions? 3

4 4 John Hernández District Chair Matt Bear District Executive Members at Large Rich Brawley Bill Duarte Jamie Gibson (District – Key 3) Golden Eagle District San Gabriel Valley Council Victoria Davidson-Castillo Finance Chair Dennis Matthews Membership Chair «Open» FOS Family/Unit Representative «Open» Nominating Committee Chair Martín Cárdenas Technology & Information Chair «Open» FOS Community Representative «Open» Program Chair Jorge Schumperli Training Chair Janet Anderson Cub Scout Leader Training Coordinator Mike Pavy Camp Promotion & Outdoor Chair Dorothy Persinger Activities & Civic Service Chair Martín Cárdenas Advancement & Recognition Chair Rick Künzler OA Advisor Donna Gonzales Trainer James Muñoz District Commissioner Ryan Smith Roundtable - Boy Scouts Janet Anderson Roundtable - Cub Scouts Jorge Schumperli Unit Commissioner - LDS Christine Sulsona Unit Commissioner Ritchey Sulsona Unit Commissioner Donna Gonzales Unit Commissioner Rick Künzler Vice Chair Huber Bongolan Eagle Board Chair Eric Schübel Merit Badge Dean «Open» Cub Scout Advancement

5 5 Background

6 Background BSA introduced several new changes: –Boy Scout Handbook, 12 th Edition (8/1/09 – effective 1/1/10). Progress toward a rank begun after January 1, 2010, must use new requirements.Progress toward a rank begun after January 1, 2010, must use new requirements. –Eagle Scout Project Workbook (2011) Effective January 1, 2012Effective January 1, 2012 –Eagle Scout Rank Application # Effective January 1, 2012Effective January 1, 2012 –Guide to Advancement, #33088 (2011) 6

7 7 Eagle Scout Rank Requirements

8 Eagle Scout Requirements 1. Active as Life Scout * 6 month minimum 2. Scout Spirit (Oath and Law) * 3. Merit Badges *21 minimum 4. Leadership Position * 6 month active 5. Eagle Scout Service Project * 6. Scoutmaster Conference * 7. Complete Eagle Board of Review 8 * All requirements, except Board of Review, must be completed before 18th birthday!

9 Eagle Requirements (cont.) 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 9 It is appropriate for units to set reasonable expectations for attendance and participation. Requirement is met if: 1.The Scout is registered. 2.The Scout is in good standing. 3.The Scout meets the unit’s reasonable expectations

10 Eagle Requirements (cont.) 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, including parents/guardians, religious, educational, and employer references. 10 Evaluating Scout spirit will always be a judgment call, but through getting to know a young man and by asking probing questions…

11 Eagle Requirements (cont.) 3.Earn a total of 21 merit badges (10 more than you already have), including the following: 11 Several merit badges require extended periods of time to complete! List of merit badges… 12 required + 9 others = 21 minimum

12 Eagle Requirements (cont.) 4.While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility: 12 When a Scout assumes a position of responsibility, something related to the desired results must happen. List of positions…

13 Eagle Requirements (cont.) 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. (The project must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, BSA publication No , in meeting this requirement. 13 The key is to “plan, develop, and give leadership”… (More on this later.) The key is to “plan, develop, and give leadership”… (More on this later.)

14 Eagle Requirements (cont.) 6.Take part in a Scoutmaster conference. 14 Requirement does not say to “pass” a conference. It is also not required to be the last step before a Board of Review.

15 Eagle Requirements (cont.) 7.Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review. 15 Conducted by the Golden Eagle District Advancement Committee. (More on this later.) Conducted by the Golden Eagle District Advancement Committee. (More on this later.)

16 16 Eagle Scout Service Project

17 GuidelinesGuidelines –Present opportunity for planning, development, and leadership –Projects must benefit a religious institution, school, or communitybenefit a religious institution, school, or community –Projects must not be of a commercial nature or for a businessof a commercial nature or for a business only routine laboronly routine labor only a fundraiseronly a fundraiser joint projects – only one Eagle candidate can receive credit for the same projectjoint projects – only one Eagle candidate can receive credit for the same project performed for the Boy Scouts of America, councils, districts, units, or its propertiesperformed for the Boy Scouts of America, councils, districts, units, or its properties 17

18 Eagle Scout Service Project (cont) Approvals –Must use Eagle Scout Project Workbook (Read and understand the entire document before filling-out) Eagle Scout Project Proposal (required)Eagle Scout Project Proposal (required) –All areas must be addressed – indicate “N/A” where necessary –Must include sufficient details to determine project viability »Include pictures and sketches/drawings –Important Considerations »Fundraising Applications – only if needed »Tour Plans – SGVC requires for all projects (requires 2 weeks min.) »Time – recommend 3-4 weeks after approval to perform project. Eagle Scout Project Final Plan (not required, but strongly recommended)Eagle Scout Project Final Plan (not required, but strongly recommended) –Units are encouraged to “request” this in order to ensure a successful project 18

19 Eagle Scout Service Project (cont) Approvals (cont.) –Projects must be approved before starting Unit LeaderUnit Leader Unit Committee MemberUnit Committee Member Beneficiary RepresentativeBeneficiary Representative District Representative – Eagle Board ChairDistrict Representative – Eagle Board Chair –Contact: Mr. Huber Bongolan – Huber Bongolan – 19 Eagle Candidates are expected to make a reasonable effort to present themselves in full uniform. (More on this later.)

20 20 Eagle Scout Application Process

21 Complete all requirementsComplete all requirements Prepare Eagle Scout binderPrepare Eagle Scout binder –Complete the Eagle Scout Application Obtain required signatures – process for “disputed circumstances”Obtain required signatures – process for “disputed circumstances” –Life Statement (Eagle Application, Requirement #6) –Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Obtain required signaturesObtain required signatures –Other strongly recommended “stuff” Submit entire package to Eagle Board ChairSubmit entire package to Eagle Board Chair Advancement committee verifies informationAdvancement committee verifies information Eagle Scout Board of Review is scheduledEagle Scout Board of Review is scheduled 21

22 22 Eagle Scout Binder

23 PurposePurpose –Organizes information into logical structure –Very easy verification –Collects all requested documents RequiredRequired –Eagle Scout Application –Life Statement (Eagle Application, Requirement #6) –Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Strongly recommended “stuff”Strongly recommended “stuff” –Checklist –Resumé –Advancement Report –Letters of recommendation –Merit Badge Blue Cards –Scouting/Other Awards 23

24 Eagle Scout Binder (cont.) RecommendationsRecommendations –Three-ring binder Clear-view cover preferredClear-view cover preferred –Cover sheet identifying Scout (name, address, phone, troop) –Tabbed dividers –Clear sheet protectors –Trading card holders (3x3) Merit badge blue cardsMerit badge blue cards 24 Do a Good Turn! Present the information in a clean and logical structure.

25 Eagle Scout Binder (cont.) 25

26 Eagle Scout Binder (cont.) 26 The binder is the first impression that Eagle Board members have of the Eagle Scout candidate.

27 27 Eagle Scout Board of Review

28 Held at St. Matthews United Methodist ChurchHeld at St. Matthews United Methodist Church –Available on Wednesdays and Fridays, as needed. Conforms to National and SGVC policyConforms to National and SGVC policy –Determine quality of Scouting experience –Not a test! Granted, even if lacking:Granted, even if lacking: –Reference letters –Signatures on application May be cause for “disputed circumstance”May be cause for “disputed circumstance” –Full uniform (see next slide) May be granted after 18 th birthdayMay be granted after 18 th birthday 28

29 Eagle Scout Board of Review (cont) UniformingUniforming –Candidates should dress according to importance of occasion Clean and neat in appearanceClean and neat in appearance Full field uniform is expectedFull field uniform is expected –Correct badge placement –In most cases, Scouts can reasonably meet this expectation –Accommodations will be made for: Unit uniform varianceUnit uniform variance Any extenuating circumstancesAny extenuating circumstances 29 Candidates will not be rejected, under any circumstances, for lack of uniform.

30 Eagle Scout Board of Review (cont) Composed of 3-6 membersComposed of 3-6 members –One of which may be a community leader TimelineTimeline –Review submitted material in Eagle Scout Binder (30-40 min) –Interview all parties Unit leader (10-20 min)Unit leader (10-20 min) Parents (10-20 min)Parents (10-20 min) Scout (30-45 min)Scout (30-45 min) –Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan, Outdoor Code, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem –Ice breaker game (Ranks of Scouting) –Leadership –Service Project –Etcetera 30

31 Eagle Scout Board of Review (cont) Timeline (cont.)Timeline (cont.) –BOR Member Discussion (10 min) –Conclusion (20-30 min) Notification of decisionNotification of decision Events for new Eagle ScoutsEvents for new Eagle Scouts Photos (be sure to bring a camera)Photos (be sure to bring a camera) 31 The process takes at least 2 hours!

32 Post - Eagle Scout Board of Review Eagle BOR date is official date of becoming an Eagle ScoutEagle BOR date is official date of becoming an Eagle Scout –During processing (see below), planning for an Eagle Court of Honor may commence ProcessingProcessing –Eagle Board Chair forwards paperwork to Council (in 2-3 days) –Council reviews paperwork. If approved, forwards to National. –National reviews paperwork. If approved, sends credentials to SGVC. –Council will call Scout to pickup Eagle Scout credentials (in 2-3 weeks from submittal to council) Should pickup as soon as possibleShould pickup as soon as possible 32

33 Post - Eagle Scout Board of Review ContactsContacts –Rick Künzler, District Vice-Chair, –Martin Cardenas, District Advancement Chair, –Huber Bongolan, District Eagle Board Chair, 33 We’ll gladly handle solutions - not just problems.

34 34 Questions?

35 35 Thank you for coming!


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