Preparing for Eagle Rank

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1. Continue to work on BSA Eagle Scout requirements after achieving the rank of Life Scout.

2. Select an Eagle Scout project

a. download and review the Eagle Scout PDF fillable workbook:

b. complete portions of the workbook prior to the page for the approval signatures

c. present to Scoutmaster for approval and get their signature; also need signature of your Beneficiary

d. Obtain approval for your project from your troop committee, following your unit procedure, and get Committee Chair signature

e. Contact District Advancement Chair for appointment to obtain district approval to start your project, and get final signature

f. Complete Project Plan portion of workbook

g. Complete your project, including tracking the work hours throughout the project

h. Complete the balance of the project workbook, including completion signatures at the back of the book

3. While a Life Scout, submit a list of contacts for 5-6 reference letters to the troop advancement chair

4. Complete all of the Eagle Scout requirements, including the Scoutmaster Conference

5. Complete the Verified Eagle Scout Application; fillable PDF located here:

6. After receiving the Verified Eagle Application, contact the District Eagle Coordinator for a district board of review

7. Prior to the Board of Review

• Prepare a one-page summary of your Eagle Scout Project including number of volunteers and volunteer hours

• Prepare a one-page of our Life Goals and Ambitions

8. The following paperwork needs to be taken to the District Board of Review

• Verified Eagle Scout Application from Hawkeye Area Council, with required signatures

• Unopened envelopes containing the Eagle Reference letters received (generally brought by Advancement Chair)

• Eagle Scout Project Summary and Life Goal and Ambitions documents.

• The Eagle Scout Project Book, including any supporting information

• Your BSA manual to obtain Board of Review signature

• Unit advancement report to be signed after a successful Board of Review

9. After a successful Eagle Board of Review, the signed Verified Eagle Scout Application and unit advancement report need to be submitted to the council office for processing, along with Life Goals and Ambitions page and Eagle Project Summary page

10. The paperwork will be processed by the council office to the national office, and the unit will be notified when the paperwork has been returned from national and ready for pickup

11. Plan and enjoy your Eagle Court of Honor!