Eagle Scout

The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest and most prestigious achievement a Boy Scout can achieve. Highly respected, the title of Eagle Scout carries with it a special significance not only in Scouting, but also in school, business and the community for a lifetime. To attain Eagle, a Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges, display leadership and outdoor skills, demonstrate by example the Scout Oath and Law and complete a comprehensive service project in the community.

There is a new version of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook that is an “expandable” PDF. This fillable PDF document contains new functionalities for this electronic workbook that include expandable text boxes and the ability to insert images in JPEG, GIF, TIF, and PNG formats and much much more:

A two-page brochure was recently made available by the national Advancement Team and is intended for a project beneficiary interested helping a Life Scout with their Eagle Scout Service Project.

The Guide to Safe Scouting provides information applicable to a Scout’s Eagle Scout Service Project. The first are age guidelines for the use of hand tools and power tools, working heights and elevations, and excavations. The second is a list of service project planning guidelines that should appear in the Final Plan section of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook.

The Eagle Scout Rank Application is updated annually so Scouts (and Scouters) need to make sure they are using the most current version. This form is completed when all requirements for the rank of Eagle (except the board of review) have been completed. The Application needs to be reviewed by the District before being sent to the Council.

CT Rivers is required by BSA policy to verify all Eagle Scout Rank Applications prior to the Board of Review. This verification ensures that all the Scouts’ dates, requirements, and merit badges are accurate before the candidate sits for his Eagle Board of Review. This procedure reduces errors in submitted Eagle Scout Rank Applications and improves the overall processing time at the CT Rivers.