6 Background BSA introduced several new changes: 4/11/2017BackgroundBSA introduced several new changes:Boy Scout Handbook, 12th Edition (8/1/09 – effective 1/1/10).Progress toward a rank begun after January 1, 2010, must use new requirements.Eagle Scout Project Workbook (2011)Effective January 1, 2012Eagle Scout Rank Application #Guide to Advancement , #33088 (2011)
8 Eagle Scout Requirements Active as Life Scout * 6 month minimumScout Spirit (Oath and Law) *Merit Badges * 21 minimumLeadership Position * 6 month activeEagle Scout Service Project *Scoutmaster Conference *Complete Eagle Board of Review* All requirements, except Board of Review, must be completed before 18th birthday!
9 Eagle Requirements (cont.) Be active in your troop, team, crew, or ship for a period of at least 6 months after you have achieved the rank of LifeRequirement is met if:The Scout is registered.The Scout is in good standing.The Scout meets the unit’s reasonable expectationsIt is appropriate for units to set reasonable expectations for attendance and participation.
10 Eagle Requirements (cont.) 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.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.) Earn a total of 21 merit badges (10 more than you already have), including the following:List of merit badges…12 required + 9 others = 21 minimumSeveral merit badges require extended periods of time to complete!
12 Eagle Requirements (cont.) While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility:List of positions…When a Scout assumes a position of responsibility, something related to the desired results must happen.
13 Eagle Requirements (cont.) 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.The key is to “plan, develop, and give leadership”…(More on this later.)
14 Eagle Requirements (cont.) Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.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.) Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.Conducted by the Golden Eagle District Advancement Committee.(More on this later.)
17 Eagle Scout Service Project GuidelinesPresent opportunity for planning, development, and leadershipProjects mustbenefit a religious institution, school, or communityProjects must not beof a commercial nature or for a businessonly routine laboronly a fundraiserjoint projects – only one Eagle candidate can receive credit for the same projectperformed for the Boy Scouts of America, councils, districts, units, or its properties
18 Eagle Scout Service Project (cont) ApprovalsMust use Eagle Scout Project Workbook (Read and understand the entire document before filling-out)Eagle Scout Project Proposal (required)All areas must be addressed – indicate “N/A” where necessaryMust include sufficient details to determine project viabilityInclude pictures and sketches/drawingsImportant ConsiderationsFundraising Applications – only if neededTour 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)Units are encouraged to “request” this in order to ensure a successful project
19 Eagle Scout Service Project (cont) Approvals (cont.)Projects must be approved before startingUnit LeaderUnit Committee MemberBeneficiary RepresentativeDistrict Representative – Eagle Board ChairContact:Mr. Huber Bongolan –Eagle Candidates are expected to make a reasonable effort to present themselves in full uniform. (More on this later.)
23 Eagle Scout Binder Purpose Organizes information into logical structureVery easy verificationCollects all requested documentsRequiredEagle Scout ApplicationLife Statement (Eagle Application, Requirement #6)Eagle Scout Service Project WorkbookStrongly recommended “stuff”ChecklistResuméAdvancement ReportLetters of recommendationMerit Badge Blue CardsScouting/Other Awards
24 Eagle Scout Binder (cont.) RecommendationsThree-ring binderClear-view cover preferredCover sheet identifying Scout (name, address, phone, troop)Tabbed dividersClear sheet protectorsTrading card holders (3x3)Merit badge blue cardsDo a Good Turn! Present the information in a clean and logical structure.
25 Eagle Scout Binder (cont.) ContentsTable of ContentsChecklistEagle Scout Rank Application and Requirement #6 (Ambition and Life PurposeAdvancement Report (pre-filled out with Name and Troop Information)Individual History Report (Troopmaster, etc)Check for agreement with council recordsStrongly encourage using “Internet Advancement”Eagle Resumé or Participation Report (Troopmaster)
26 Eagle Scout Binder (cont.) Contents (cont.)Eagle Scout Service Project WorkbookFill out Project Final Plan (“After” summary), including picturesAll signatures in placeMerit Badge Cards (Blue Cards)Arranged in same order as shown on Eagle Scout ApplicationShow signature-side upMay include green/white advancement cardsScouting/Other awardsLetters of RecommendationThe binder is the first impression that Eagle Board members have of the Eagle Scout candidate.
28 Eagle Scout Board of Review Held at St. Matthews United Methodist ChurchAvailable on Wednesdays and Fridays, as needed.Conforms to National and SGVC policyDetermine quality of Scouting experienceNot a test!Granted, even if lacking:Reference lettersSignatures on applicationMay be cause for “disputed circumstance”Full uniform (see next slide)May be granted after 18th birthday
29 Eagle Scout Board of Review (cont) UniformingCandidates should dress according to importance of occasionClean and neat in appearanceFull field uniform is expectedCorrect badge placementIn most cases, Scouts can reasonably meet this expectationAccommodations will be made for:Unit uniform varianceAny extenuating circumstancesCandidates will not be rejected, under any circumstances, for lack of uniform.
30 Eagle Scout Board of Review (cont) Composed of 3-6 membersOne of which may be a community leaderTimelineReview submitted material in Eagle Scout Binder (30-40 min)Interview all partiesUnit leader (10-20 min)Parents (10-20 min)Scout (30-45 min)Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan, Outdoor Code, Pledge of Allegiance, National AnthemIce breaker game (Ranks of Scouting)LeadershipService ProjectEtcetera
31 Eagle Scout Board of Review (cont) Timeline (cont.)BOR Member Discussion (10 min)Conclusion (20-30 min)Notification of decisionEvents for new Eagle ScoutsPhotos (be sure to bring a camera)The process takes at least 2 hours!
32 Post - Eagle Scout Board of Review Eagle BOR date is official date of becoming an Eagle ScoutDuring processing (see below), planning for an Eagle Court of Honor may commenceProcessingEagle 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 possible
33 Post - Eagle Scout Board of Review ContactsRick Künzler, District Vice-Chair,Martin Cardenas, District Advancement Chair,Huber Bongolan, District Eagle Board Chair,We’ll gladly handle solutions - not just problems.