Eagle Board of Review

(10/12/21) Online (Zoom) appointments are now available for rank advancement.

(07/18/21) We  require “wet” signatures on the Report Approvals section of your Workbook.

Scouts . . . you MUST always “CC” at least one other adult on all your communications to us.

ASSUMPTION:
You have completed all the requirements through Requirement 6 on the application form, AND
Your Eagle Rank Application form is filled out completely & correctly. Errors & omissions may result in cancellation of your appointment unless resolved quickly.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Fill out an Eagle Rank Application form and an Advancement Report. Links are in the sidebar. You should also prepare your Statement of Ambitions & Life Purpose. For the Eagle Rank Application form, there is a function in Scoutbook that will generate a pdf file prepopulated with your known information. The Advancement Report is a BSA form. It is NOT your Scout profile or advancement record.

Step 3

Council’s verification signature: Email your application form – must be a pdf document – to our District Executive – who will arrange to get the signature and return the signed document to you. 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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

In an online folder (either GDrive or OneDrive is OK), upload the following documents:

  • Eagle Rank Application form, Advancement Report (this is not your personal advancement record; see link in the sidebar), Statement of Ambitions & Life Purpose, signed copies of your Project Proposal Approvals and your Project Report Approvals.
  • From the Workbook, include three separate documents. One each for the Proposal section, the Planning section, and the Report section. Include any supplemental documents or images that are in support of your project.

The Application form and the Advancement report MUST be submitted as separate pdf documents. You must include the link to your document folder when you make your appointment.

Step 6

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.

  • RECOMMENDATION: Before scheduling an appointment, work with you Adviser to make sure your online folder is accessible (shareable) and the required content is complete.
  • We will check the link you provide for accessibility and completeness. We will CANCEL the appointment if the link is inaccessible or the folder content is incomplete; we will let you know what needs to be remedied. Correct the issue(s) and schedule a new Appointment.
  • Otherwise, you may consider that you have secured that time slot. We will contact you if circumstances change for some reason and we have to re-schedule.

What to Expect

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. 

Extensions

For Scouts who need to apply for an extension, the process is explained here: Eagle Extension Scouts will also need to complete the following:

  • An Adult Application Form – required because the Scout is over 18. Send it to Rand Mahoney.
  • Approve Authorization for a Background Check. send to Rand Mahoney.
  • Take Youth Protection Training. Send a copy of the Certificate to Rand Mahoney.

What you need to do

Contacts

Nick Hall   (925) 272-9140

Paul Rettig (415-726-4239

Rand Mahoney (925) 674-6125

Resources

Scouting Record

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.

Guide to Advancement – 2021

This is the definitive resource for rules and guidance for advancement. Section 9 deals specifically with Eagle Rank. VIEW

Eagle Rank Application Form

You may download a fillable version of this form HERE. There is also a function in Scoutbook that will insert all your known information and provide a printable document.

Advancement Report

This is a required document. It’s available HERE. Fill in your Scoutmaster’s information – upper left.  Add your own name on Line 1.

This form is NOT your Scouting profile!

Palm Awards

Use Scoutbook to request Palm Awards. The signed Rank Application form must be processed prior to submitting the request.

Extension Forms & Links

Extension – Instructions

Advancement Report

Adult Application & Instructions

Background Check Authorization. This form is included in the link to the Adult Application from

Youth Protection Training

Print to pdf (Windows)

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.

 

Upload all 3 files to your online folder.

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