The Trail to Eagle Troop 200 Eagle Seminar May 1, 2002
You just turned Life Rank, now what? EAGLE Eagle rank, it is all about Leadership. Less than 4% of all Scouts become Eagle. You can do it! It takes a little planning. It takes a little time. You have our support.
How do I Become An Eagle Scout? Review Life to Eagle Packet with Scoutmaster. Set goals to complete Merit Badges Serve in an approved Troop position,6 mo. Select and Complete Eagle Project Complete Eagle Application Complete Eagle Scoutmaster Conference Complete Eagle Board of Review Be Approved by National Office BSA
The Life to Eagle Packet Comes from BSA Council Office Within 6 weeks you should receive your Life to Eagle packet. If not, see your Advancement Chairman or Scoutmaster. The life to Eagle Packet contains Eagle Project Workbook. Eagle Application - make copies Eagle Rank check sheet. Other useful information. Remember where your put it.
Your Merit Badge Goals Assess what Merit Badges are complete? 21 needed for Eagle, 12 are Eagle required Eagle Required Include: Camping, Citizenship in the (Community, Nation, World), Communications, Environmental Science, Family Life, First Aid, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, [Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving] and [Cycling or Hiking or Swimming] Develop a plan to complete remaining Merit badges. See Advancement Chairman or Scoutmaster for Counselors Put plan into action. Make it happen.
Troop Position Serve in approved position - 6 mo. Boy Scout Troop Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Den Chief, Scribe, Librarian, Historian, Quartermaster, Chaplain Aide, Instructor, Junior Assistant Scoutmaster, or Order of Arrow Representative Varsity Scout Team Captain, Cocaptain, Program Manager, Squad Leader, Team Secretary, Librarian, Quartermaster, Chaplain Aide, Instructor, Den Chief. Need a Position? See Scoutmaster right away!
What is an Eagle Project? Service to a religious institution, school, community group, or non-profit agency. Something you like to do or interested in doing. An unselfish activity. Where you are the BOSS. You need to have fun with it.
What is Not an Eagle Project? Fund Raisers Activity you do not manage Activity only performed by YOU. A business or commercial activity. Something routine. Involves BSA or Council property Shared by 2 or more Eagle Candidates
Finding Eagle Project Ideas Check with your Scoutmaster. Ask at your church. Ask at your school. Talk to community parks and planning commission. Ask at local library. Check with non-profit agencies. Your packet has ideas inside.
How do I begin? Step 1: Select your Eagle project. Step 2: Talk to your Scoutmaster about your idea. Step 3: Begin Project Workbook.
The Eagle Project Step 1 Selecting your Eagle project. Remember it needs to be “service to others” outside of Scouting. The project needs to be large enough for you to demonstrate Leadership. Is challenging, not done in a single day. Not on unallowable list. New idea or something already done by someone else. Consist of 100 hours minimum of planning and management on your part and the support of other Scouts, Adults, and Friends performing the project.
The Eagle Project Step 2 Talk to your Scoutmaster about your idea. (Make sure the idea will qualify.) Be ready to explain your project idea. Know who will it benefit. How much effort will it take. Will you need to raise money. Is the project seasonal. Be open to suggestions.
The Eagle Project Step 3 With Scoutmaster Approval Begin Project Workbook. The Eagle workbook is your “plan” on how to do your Eagle project. The Eagle workbook is a reflection of your work. Must be neat. All typed or extremely neatly hand written, printed using black ink. Do not mix written and typed. (Except for signatures.)
The Eagle Project Step 3 continued The workbook can be filled out manually or electronically. Where do I get the manual copy? –Look in your Eagle Packet. Where can I get the electronic file? –www.Troop200BSA.org (Look on the Troop website.)
It’s That Time! Break Time There are drinks and goodies on the side. Let’s be back in 10 minutes.
Filling Out The Eagle Workbook “After” you get Scoutmaster approval on your project idea…… Download a MS Word copy of the Eagle Project workbook from the Troop web page. The Troop has made a special copy with extra instructions to assist you. NOTE: The instructions are within the document as ‘hidden’ text. To see them, click on the ¶ icon in the MSWord toolbar. When you are ready to print the workbook for submission/review to your charter organization, Advancement Committee, etc. just unclick that tool icon to hide the instructions.
John Scout (Replace ad fill in your name) Month Day, Year (Replace and fill in the date you start) Note: You can customize the front page as you like, with pictures or other types of Scouting graphics. Instructions like this are listed in red and italics as a guide to help you. You can hide them to review or print a ‘clean’ version of the workbook for submission to your charter organization or the Advancement Committee by simply clicking again on the ¶ icon in the MSWord toolbar. All instruction wording that is listed in black are part of the official Eagle form and must be left in the document.
Eagle Project Workbook History of the Project from Planning to Completion. Sections of workbook are completed at different times throughout the project. Neatness is important. Be Thorough in your write-ups. Use pictures, tables, charts, and graphs. Consult with your Scoutmaster many times during the process.
Eagle Workbook Name Page Provide your Name, Address and Phone Number Unit – Troop 200 District – Buckeye Council – Simon Kenton Unit Leader Kirk Riley – 6689 Fallen Timbers Drive, Dublin OH (614) 889-0638 Advancement Committee Person Barbara Berggren – 2473 Shillingham Ct., Powell OH (614) 799-9048
Eagle Workbook Project Description Step 1. Fill out Section “Project Description”. Tell the reader what you plan to do. Do not describe how you will do it. Who will benefit from your project. How the organization will benefit. Step 2. Visit with your Scoutmaster He will check your project book. Be prepared to add additional information. Step 2a. If your project is questionable on if it will be approved, your SM may ask you to visit with the District Advancement Chairmen
Eagle Workbook Project Description Step 3. Show the Eagle work book, pages 1 – 3 to your project hosting organization. Get their preliminary approval. (They do not sign yet!) Now you have a project concept tentatively approved. The key here is tentative. You can not yet start work on the project.
Eagle Workbook Project Details Once you have tentative approval you can start filling out Project Details. Pages 4 – 5. This is the plan on how you are going to do your project. Include pictures, tables, charts, and graphs. Once you complete the Project Details, meet with your Scoutmaster for review. This step can take a couple of visits to complete.
Eagle Workbook Project Details Once you Scoutmaster reviews and approves project details you may; Need to meet with your organization first for signature or Get your Troop Committee Chairmen signature. The type of project may dictate that you get signed approval from the organization before Troop Committee approval. Your Scoutmaster will help you with this.
Eagle Workbook Project Details The last signature to receive is the District Advancement Committee. Tips to remember BEFORE you start to ask for signatures. Check Spelling. Check for Complete Sentences. Have mom or dad read it at home. Scoutmaster review for completeness. The District Advancement Committee will ask you to return several times for a poorly prepared Eagle write up.
The District Advancement Committee Buckeye District Advancement Committee. Mr. Carl Cheeseman, Phone: 771-0576 Mr. Andy Garnes, Phone: 267-8167 Christine Hauck-Fugitt: 486-1497 Dale Karweik : 459-5639 These people take Eagle rank very seriously. So Should You!
Meeting Eagle Advancement Person Wear a complete Class A uniform whenever visiting them. Be prepared to explain project! Plans, Drawings, and/or maps showing proposed work Photographs of current conditions Estimates for expenses, tools, supplies, and labor needed to perform project Bring paper and pen to takes notes. Allow 2 weeks to schedule each meeting.
Starting Your Project Now you have all the signatures and can start working on your project. You have planned it, now work your plan. Read the rest of the Eagle project book help notes. They help make sure you record everything you need to. Keep track of hours. Take lot’s of pictures. Keep track of any changes.
The Project Closeout Process The project work is done, now you have to finish up the paper work. Complete the rest of the project workbook. Next get your Scoutmasters final review and signature. Then get your organization to sign that the project was completed to their satisfaction. Finally, write a 2-3 page summary of what you learned developing and managing your project.
Final Steps to Eagle Eagle Application Step 1: Leave Eagle Application Blank Step 2: Collect information Step 3: Request Letters of Recommendation Step 4: Draft Ambitions and Life Purpose Statement Step 5: Meet with Scoutmaster to review data for application, then complete application. Step 6: Final Review and Scoutmaster Conference. Step 7: Schedule Eagle Board of Review.
Final Steps to Eagle Eagle Application Step 1: Leave Eagle Application Blank Critical Document in becoming an Eagle Must be Complete and Correct Must be Typed or Neatly printed (Black Ink) Current Form: April 1, 1999 Must be Completed and Signed Before 18 th Birthday by: Eagle Scout Candidate – You Scoutmaster Troop Committee Chairman
Final Steps to Eagle Eagle Application Step 2: Collect information Find your Scout Handbook Find all Merit Badge Cards Find all Advancement Cards Find all Training Certificates and Cards Find all Special Awards Earned List all Troop Positions and dates of service Name, address, phone number of references Your Social Security Number
Final Steps to Eagle Eagle Application Step 3: Request Letters of Recommendation Five Letters of Recommendation are Required Parents/Guardians Religious Educational (Principle, Vice Principle, or Teacher) Employer (if Any) Two Other References (Coach, Scoutmaster, Teacher) See Handouts for Reference Letters Must be sent to you in Double Envelope Outside Envelope Addressed to you. Inside Envelope Marked “Eagle Letter of Recommendation” Letters are not to be opened by the Scout Allow 4-6 weeks to be completed, request early.
Final Steps to Eagle Eagle Application Step 4: Draft Ambitions and Life Purpose Statement Prepare a one to two page letter about Yourself Should Contain the following What goals you have for your future How has Scouting helped you prepare for your goals How will Scouting be a part of your Future Highlight past leadership positions (scout and other) and special awards and recognition received. Review with Scoutmaster
Final Steps to Eagle Eagle Application Step 5: Meet with Scoutmaster to review data for application, then complete application. Schedule a meeting with Scoutmaster Bring all that data collected in Step 2 Review data and complete a draft application Check and Double Check all Information, especially dates. Transfer data to Eagle Application.
Final Steps to Eagle Eagle Application Step 6: Final Review and Scoutmaster Conference Double Check Dates and Information Be sure no Corrections, whiteouts, Scratches Sign Application Have Scoutmaster Conference Obtain Troop Committee Chair signature
Final Steps to Eagle Eagle Application Step 7: Schedule Eagle Board of Review Inform Scoutmaster when you are available for Eagle Board of Review. Scoutmaster will arrange with District Advancement Committee. Arrive early. Be well groomed. Uniform must be in order Clean and neat, shoes polished Current rank and position patches in place All uniform parts must be worn Be relaxed and Confident Remember the Hard Part is Over. Your about to become an EAGLE SCOUT!
Congratulations You’re an EAGLE Scout Your Eagle but not quite yet. Application now goes to Council Office. Council forwards to National Office of BSA. Takes 6-8 weeks to receive final approval. Once approved by National Office BSA Can now plan Eagle Court of Honor. Eagle Rank effective date of Eagle BOR