(07/18/21) Scouts . . . you MUST always “CC” at least one other adult on all your communications to us.
(02/09/22) We are now asking Scouts to use the ‘Report’ function in Scoutbook to generate an Eagle Scout Application form.
This is a 27 minute video that addresses a Unit’s responsibility for entering Scout’s advancement information in Scoutbook with particular reference to those positions of responsibility that are Eagle requirements.
It also steps through how to use the Report function in Scoutbook to generate a pdf form with some fields already filled in with data from BSA’s records.
Before you begin make sure:
Check your Scouting Profile for accuracy and completeness. This is your Individual scouting profile. Your Scoutmaster or designate can access this using the Internet Advancement facility in Scoutbook. Use it to confirm your rank and merit badges earned. Also confirm your name (first, middle, and last name) are correct along with a correct DoB – date of birth – and address. If there are errors or missing items, work with your Scoutmaster to get them corrected.
Use Scoutbook’s Report function to generate a fillable pdf Eagle Scout Rank Application form prepopulated with your Scouting record.Follow the instructions below to get your Scoutmaster’s and Committee Chair’s signatures.
You should also prepare your Statement of Ambitions & Life Purpose. .
Council’s verification signature: Email your application form – must be a pdf document – to the Council Registrar. This process may take more than the 48 hour turnaround standard we had before the COVID regulations became effective. You MUST have Council’s verification signature on your application before we can schedule your review board.
Submit a Request for Review – link is at the top of the sidebar. This is an online (Google) form and is the only persistent record of your request. You’ll have an opportunity later to schedule a day and time. On submitting your request, you will get an email response. Read it carefully in the event there are changes to our procedures not covered here.
You are the owner of the online folder. As such, you control access to its content. We recommend that the sharing option is only active prior to a review board. After the review, you should revoke sharing. If we need to revisit, we will ask your permission to allow access.
In an online folder (either GDrive or OneDrive is OK), upload the following documents:
The Application form MUST be submitted as a separate pdf document. You must include the link to your document folder when you make your appointment.
Go to the APPOINTMENTS page on the District website and submit your appointment request. The cut off for scheduling an appointment is 6:00pm on the Wednesday preceding the week in which you are requesting an appointment. Select a day/time that will work for you and your Adviser.
Assuming all your paperwork and binder content is complete, we will schedule a Zoom meeting for the day and time you requested. At that review, you will have an opportunity to talk about you project. Your review board will you ask how your project allowed you to demonstrate planning and leadership. In addition, they will ask about your Scouting experience, what Scouting means to you, how it’s affected the way you conduct yourself, and what you plan to do to help keep the program going in the future.
For Scouts who need to apply for an extension, the process is explained here: Eagle Extension Scouts will also need to complete the following:
Use the function in Scoutbook to generate your Eagle Scout Rank Application form.
Open your Workbook and select Print > Print to pdf.
Proposal section: for pages, enter 7, 9-14 and click Print. Give the document a file name and click Save.
Planning section: for pages, enter 16-22 and click Print. Give the document a file name and click Save.
Report section: for pages enter 26-29 and click Print. Give the document a file name and click Save.
Ask your Scoutmaster for a current copy of your Scout Profile – available through Scoutbook – and check it to make sure it is complete and correct. Work with your Scoutmaster to remedy any errors.
This is the definitive resource for rules and guidance for advancement. Section 9 deals specifically with Eagle Rank. VIEW
If you have at least five Merit Badges more than are required for Eagle, you are qualified for a Palm Award. Once your rank application is certified, your Scoutmaster can access your record in Scoutbook to request your Palm Award.
The Council Advancement Committee is looking into the feasibility of going paperless with the Eagle Scout Rank Application form. Meridian District will pilot this effort to see if it is practical.
Scoutbook already provides a function that prepares a Scout’s application form as a pdf document with most of the required entries already filled in. Check the video at the top of this page.
The remaining challenge involves collecting signatures and that’s the process we’ll outline below. Check the sections to the right for background information.