The Trail to Eagle starts when you receive your Scout badge. It takes time and a lot of hard work to become an Eagle Scout. While the following information and suggestions can be for any scout, they are geared toward the new Life Scout. As always, if you have any questions or need additional information, please talk to one of the adult leaders. That's why they are there!! Good luck!
Forms and other important information can be found in the attachments section at the bottom of the page.
NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EAGLE RANK
1) The Cooking Merit Badge will be required as of Jan. 1, 2014. The requirements for this badge will be revised and re-released sometime in 2013.
If you have completed all Eagle rank requirements except the Board of Review
by Dec. 31, 2013, you do not need to have this merit badge.
If you already have the Cooking Merit Badge, you do not need to get it again with the revised 2013 requirements.
2) Upon its release in 2013, the Sustainability Merit Badge will be a required merit badge as an option to the Environmental Science Merit Badge.
Helpful Suggestions/Ideas on working towards your Eagle Rank
1) Get those Eagle required merit badges done as soon as you can! While the project always seems to be the major focus of the process, it's the merit badges which often keep Scouts from finishing. Do them early!
2) You can start writing the Eagle project proposal as soon as you have completed Life rank. Make sure you have an adviser. Under no circumstances can you start the actual project until you have received approval from the Washington County District Advancement Committee
3) Eagle projects can come from anywhere - ask at church, at school, the library, the local animal shelters. Check online for ideas (see Links below).
4) When writing your proposal, remember that YOU are the leader in this project. Make sure you show that in your write up.
5) The Washington County District Advancement Committee only meets on the first Thursday of every month (except July and August, when they do not meet at all). Please realize if you are asked provide additional information for your proposal, it's another month before the committee will actually meet and (hopefully) approve your proposal.
- an all around great Scout resource website
- another good Scout resource website
- a website all about attaining and celebrating Eagle rank
- website for the National Eagle Scout Association