Eagle Scout Process


Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Scouts BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America. Since its inception in 1911, only four percent of Scouts have earned this rank.

One hundred years after Arthur Eldred of New York earned this nation’s first Eagle Scout Award, new, independent research demonstrates the significant, positive impact Eagle Scouts have on society every day.  Since it was first awarded in 1912, more than 2 million scouts have achieved the Scouts BSA’s highest rank.


The Steps from Life to Eagle: Steps 1-4 must be done on or before your 18th birthday.

  1. Complete all Eagle Rank requirements.
  2. Complete and gain approval for your Eagle Project Proposal using Workbook with needed signatures.
  3. Complete Eagle Project and complete the Project Workbook with needed signatures.
  4. Complete the Eagle Rank application.
  5. Get the needed signatures on the application.
  6. Write your Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose
  7. Contact the References on your application.
  8. Have Eagle Application Verified (see "Eagle Scout Application Verification" process).
  9. The Completed Verified Eagle Application will be emailed to the District Advancement Chair and to the Unit Representative who dropped or emailed the request (original applications will stay with the Council).  
  10. Once your Letters of Reference are received you can schedule a date for the Eagle Board of Review with the District.
  11. Complete Eagle Board of Review.  Eagle App is signed and given to the Committee Chair/Adv Chair
  12. Committee Chair/Adv Chair delivers or emails signed Application to either Council office.
  13. Council Executive signs Application and forwards to National
  14. Eagle Credentials arrive at the Local Council and the troop is notified.
  15. You can plan your Eagle Scout Awards Ceremony

Life to Eagle Presentation

This presentation, for unit leaders, advancement administrators, Scouts and parents, addresses the process and requirements for proposing, conducting, and reporting on Eagle Scout Service Project  Download PowerPoint Presentation

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