Congratulations for taking on the challenge of becoming an Eagle Scout, a distinction that will stay with you for a lifetime. Read about the Life to Eagle Scout process. The most current Guide to Advancement is the official source for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs. Below is a summary
Each month the Northern Ridge Training team offers a workshop for youth and their parents. The goal of this workshop is for the Scouts to understand what is required both from an advancement perspective and a process standpoint to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. We cover the following areas in the workshop:
While this class is not required for Scouts to complete the Eagle Rank, it is highly recommended. The workshop will assist the Scouts in taking the most appropriate path to complete & approval their Eagle Leadership Project, submission of documentation, and sitting for their Board of Review.
Did you attend a previous Life to Eagle Workshop? Do you want to review your notes or listen to what others said that night? Great, some of the workshops are recorded, sometimes we have technical issues and can’t record the session. Below is a link to where you can find the recording. Note: You will not receve a certificate for viewing the recording?
Learn how to become a mentor for those Scouts in your Troop who are striving for the rank of Eagle. This training will show you the steps and requirements along the road to Eagle. You will also be provided with presentation tools and handouts so that you can bring this knowledge back to your Troop and provide training for the Scouts.
The training is designed to teach adults how to explain to Scouts that are Star or Life rank the following steps:
The Northern Ridge training team periodically offers a class for Eagle Coaches/Mentors to the district. For more information contact the Training Chair for the district.
As you probably already know, all Eagle Scout projects must be approved before they begin. Approval doesn’t come from your unit leadership. In the Atlanta Area Council, each district has at least one person that reviews and either approves or returns the project workbook to the Scout to add more details or make changes. All Projects have the following requirement.
Demonstrate the following:
Service to Community
There is no specific size or scale of the project. However, the project should be able to demonstrate the above three areas.
Over the years, units, districts, and councils have had various volunteers fulfill the role of an Eagle Scout service project coach, though they may have used other titles such as advisor. The Guide to Advancement, topic, 18.104.22.168, “Eagle Scout Service Project Coach,” defines the coach’s role in council and district efforts to guide Scouts through the service project process.
Experience has shown that the most effective approach to providing coaches is for the council or district to organize a pool of BSA-registered volunteers willing to serve in this vital role. A coach should then be designated and assigned to individual Eagle Scout candidates at the time their service project proposals are approved.
The coach’s role is not intended to replace the on-going, close association and support provided by unit leaders or parents acting as “mentors” or “advisors.” In fact, the coach’s role is not intended to be exclusive; it should not preclude a single coach from having the time to serve multiple Eagle Scout candidates simultaneously.
Coaches should closely review and apply guidance provided by the following resources:
The Board of Review for an Eagle candidate is composed of at least three but not more than six members. These members do not have to be registered in Scouting, but they must have an understanding of the importance and purpose of the Eagle Board of Review. One member serves as Chairman. Unit leaders, assistant unit leaders, relatives or guardians may not serve as members of a Scout’s Board of Review. At least one District advancement representative must be a member of the Eagle Board of Review if the review is conducted at a unit level. A Scout may request a District Board of Review which will consist of members of the District Advancement Committee and/or District members who have an understanding of the importance of the Eagle Board of Review. In no case should a relative or guardian of the candidate attend the review, either as a participant or observer. The contents of the Board of Review are confidential and the proceedings are not to be disclosed to any person who is not a member of the Board of Review.