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Life to Eagle Scout Presentation Eagle Scout Requirements Eagle Scout Project Eagle Scout Application
Requirements �Be active in your troop for a period of 6 months after you have earned Life Scout. Means regular participation – see scoutmaster if there is a temporary obligation preventing you from attending meetings.
Requirements � Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your daily life. o o o Trustworthy Loyal Helpful Friendly Courteous Kind Obedient Cheerful Thrifty Brave Clean Reverent
Requirements � Earn a total of 21 merit badges (13 eagle required, 8 non eagle required) ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ First Aid Citizenship in the Community Citizenship in the Nation Citizenship in the World Communication Cooking Personal Fitness Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving Environmental Science OR Sustainability Personal Management Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling Camping Family Life
Requirements � While a Life Scout, serve actively in your unit for a period of six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility. List only those position served after your Life board of review date. Eligible roles: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Patrol leader Assistant senior patrol leader Senior patrol leader Troop guide Order of the Arrow troop representative Den chief Scribe Librarian Historian Quartermaster Junior assistant Scoutmaster, Chaplain aide Instructor Webmaster Leave No Trace trainer.
Requirements � 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. 512 -927, in meeting this requirement. (To learn more about the Eagle Scout service project, see the Guide to Advancement, topics 9. 0. 2. 0 through 9. 0. 2. 15. )
Requirements �Take part in a Scoutmaster conference. This is not completed until all other requirements (minus the board of review) is completed.
Requirements � Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review. � In preparation for your board of review, prepare and attach to your Eagle Scout Rank Application a statement of your ambitions and life purpose and a listing of positions held in your religious institution, school, camp, community, or other organizations, during which you demonstrated leadership skills. Include honors and awards received during this service. � This requirement may be met after age 18 (within 90 days); all other requirements MUST be completed prior to the 18 th birthday.
Project – Guidelines � � � Must demonstrate leadership of others Must provide service to an institution other than the Boy Scouts. This can be for a church, school, or the community. It does not have to be an original idea, but the scout must do all of the planning for the project – you cannot use someone else's plan. The project should be challenging to accomplish. The project cannot be labor work (ie – cutting grass or picking up trash). The project cannot benefit the BSA or any Scout property or any business or individual. It cannot be a fundraiser. The only fundraising permitted is to raise money for materials you will need for your project. There is no requirement the individuals helping can only be completed by scouts – it is your choice. There are no requirements that a specific amount of hours must be completed.
Project – How Do I Begin? � Seek out an advisor within the troop that you are comfortable with (Not required but will be helpful to guide you) � Choose a project and an organization that interests you. This can be for your drama club, school, sponsored organization, local animal shelter, etc. � If you don’t have any ideas – ask around. Be careful of selecting projects such as blood drives, food pantries, etc – must show leadership. � Once selected, put a proposal together – do not start working on the project yet!! � The proposal is an overview of the project and should show that you have thought out the plan and demonstrate you have considered safety factors and other reasonable expectations.
Project - Proposal Project Description � Describe the project. You do not need to go into great detail – should only be 1 -2 paragraphs. Include pictures if applicable. Beneficiary � Name the group or organization that will benefit from your project and how your project will benefit them. You do not need to restate the description again – just how it will benefit (ie – kids using playground, handicap veterans @ local VA hospital, guide tourists when using local parks/trails) the targeted recipients. � Be sure to get specific names of individuals that you speak with, keep a log with dates and exact commitments. It is recommended to get a letter from the beneficiary stating specifically that they support the project and precisely what they will provide.
Project - Proposal Leadership – determine how many people you will need to complete the project. � This should include adults as well as scouts and other participants (from start to finish) � Suggestion – no need to complicate your project, if you only need a specific number of helpers – seek them out individually. � Keep in mind there are certain age requirements to operate certain types of tools, etc.
Project - Proposal Materials & Supplies �Difference is what remains with the project and what is used during the process) �An overview of what you will need to complete the project. �Does not need to be exact but show that you have thought it out. Tools – list the items that you will need.
Project Proposal Permits and permissions – �This is typically obtained by the beneficiary. Be sure to discuss with them ahead of time – if needed. �Should not be obtained until you have received approval for the project.
Project - Proposal Preliminary cost estimates �Does not need to be exact. Give good estimates to show that you have put thought into the project. �Other expenses is for anything that is not rolled up in the materials, supplies or tools. Such as S/H fees, lunch for helpers, equipment rental, etc)
Project - Proposal Project phases �Break down the project into the different phases that it will take to complete. This will vary depending on the type of project. �Your advisor can guide you with this if needed.
Project - Proposal Logistics: �How will you coordinate the materials, supplies etc. to get where they need to be to work on the project? �How will you coordinate the workers to get there? �Does this require a tour permit? (example – is your project to work on a remote beach site accessible by boat only? )
Project - Proposal Safety Issues �Refer to The Guide to Safe Scouting to consider any safety issues related to the project. �Show that you have considered any type of hazards to include inclement weather while working on the project
Project - Proposal Further Planning �Any additional steps to take to complete the project.
Project - Approvals �Prior to starting any work on the project, you must obtain the following: o Beneficiary Approval (recommend this be the first approval) o Scoutmaster Approval (2 nd approval) o Troop Committee Approval (3 rd approval) o District/Council Approval (last signature)
Project - Approvals � There is no requirement in which order the approvals must be obtained but the District/Council signature must come last. � Eagle Project reviews are the 2 nd & 4 th Mondays of the month at the Congregational United Church of Christ 335 Horseblock Rd. Farmingville, 1/8 Mile East of Nichols Rd. � Contact Peter Scavo, 631 -286 -8884 for an appointment. Parents are expected to attend. � Date of appointment – show up in full/proper (NO JEANS!) Class A uniform is required. � DO NOT BE LATE!
Project - Approvals � Bring you copy of the Eagle Scout Project Workbook Proposal (original & 3 copies – no binders) � HIGHLY recommend this be completed on a computer. If you must print – make it legible. � Contact information (page 3 -7) must be completed as complete as possible (some items already prepared for you). � If you need to do a fundraiser – complete the application prior to – fundraiser should not be sent in for approval unless you are approved for the project.
Fundraising � Project can be financially funded by the scouts parents, family member or the beneficiary. � If there is one donation – you must complete an Eagle Scout fundraising application form and submit to council for approval. � Form is self explanatory and requires the beneficiary approval, Scoutmaster and Councils approval – PRIOR to the fundraiser. � Understand the sequence of dates are important and will be reviewed at your Board of Review and at National Council prior to final approval – do not complete the steps out of order. � There are specific guidelines to follow with fundraising activities. Be sure to research ahead of time.
Project – Final Plans Comments From Your Proposal Review �Make sure you write these down at the time of presenting the proposal. �Take their recommendations into full account when completing the project. �These are tips/suggestions to make your project successful.
Project – Final Plans Project Description and Benefit. Changes From the Proposal �Discuss how any changes came about. �If there is a major change – get approval before you implement! �How did the changes benefit the beneficiary? Try to work towards a positive change. Present condition �Before pictures are very important!
Project – Final Plans Project phases �Here you want to be more specific than previous to include any timing. Work Processes �This is a detailed list on what steps and the order that you will take for all the tasks to be completed. Be very meticulous! �Provide any pictures, drawings or maps required.
Project – Final Plans Permits and Permissions �Detail any specifics if one is required. Materials, Supplies & Tools �List precisely the description, quantities, cost, source obtained, etc to include operator for tools. �Review the Guide to Safe Scouting for any electrical tools used. �Remember – ANY donations of materials, supplies require a fundraising application submission.
Project – Final Plans Expenses and Revenue �List the exact costs of items raised and spent. �All monies raised/donated must be given to the troop treasurer for depositing into the troop account. You must coordinate with him for a check when the money is needed to purchase materials, supplies, etc. �Any remaining funds after the project is completed is property of the beneficiary.
Project – Final Plans Giving Leadership �Break down each phase/job that is needed and determine how many workers are needed to accomplish �Describe HOW you will demonstrate leadership. Logistics �Most take for granted but you must take into account and it shows that you are planning thoroughly.
Project – Final Plans Safety Be Prepared! Plan for it. Comments from Your Project Advisor Tips/Recommendations are always helpful.
Eagle Scout Service Project Report �Consider the questions and answer honestly. �Information provided does not need to be a book. �Be sure to take before, during and after pictures – these should be submitted for review. �Be prepared to answer questions, provide details during the Board of Review.
Things to Keep in Mind �The project belongs to the scout. Parents/ unit leaders can assist but the scout must demonstrate his leadership. �Project must be approved before the scout starts working on the project or any fundraisers. �Fundraising/donations cannot start until it is approved by council (usually takes 2 weeks). �Strongly recommended the scout completes all merit badges prior to starting a project.
Eagle Scout Application �Once you have completed all requirements for Eagle Scout you will fill out an application. �A copy of your records are available by contacting the advancement chair or pick up form SCCBSA Council.
Eagle Scout Application �Obtain letters of recommendations from a minimum of 5 people (6 if you are employed). �Recommendation letters should be mailed directly to the Committee Chair.
Eagle Scout Application �Complete the application with all required badges and non-eagle badges date of completion. �Any required badges with multiple choices can be used as a non-eagle if earned. �Cooking merit badge is required effective 1/1/14.
Eagle Scout Application � Position of Leadership should be entered only for the positions held after Life board of review. � Eagle Scout Workbook completed. � Scoutmaster Conference –Attach to the application a statement of your ambitions and life purpose and a listing of positions held in your religious institution, school, camp, community, or other organizations during which you demonstrated leadership skills. Include honors and awards received during this service.
Eagle Scout Application �Request for an Eagle Scout Board of Review. �If approved, application/workbook is submitted to council the Eagle Scout Court of Honors can be scheduled.
Court of Honors � Once approved, an individual Court of Honors can be scheduled – scout families preference with coordination with Scoutmasters attendance. � It is recommended no less than 6 -8 weeks to prepare for a proper Court of Honors and to ensure all the proper invitations and requests for recognitions are received in time. � Court of Honors program/ceremonies can be personalized if the scout/families prefer. There are many options to choose from. Troop Committee members are available to assist of desired.
Court of Honors � The troop typically covers the cost of: o Eagle Scout neckerchief o Eagle Scout rank o Mothers pin o Fathers pin o Mentors pin o 50 printed invitations that are sent to dignitaries and family members. • Parents are responsible for the cost of the refreshments/food items after the ceremony. Court of Honors can be as formal or informal as the family chooses.