Congratulations on making it this far! Now just a little farther along the trail to reach your personal goal!
Here are useful documents for Life rank Scouts as you complete requirements for the Eagle rank and start to think about an Eagle service project.
Some of the monthly Adult Leader District Roundtables here in Santa Clarita offer an Eagle Preparation Session where you can ask the District Coordinator questions about requirements, Eagle Projects, and other related topics.
Eagle Project Workbook 512-927 (link here). Complete Proposal section and Fundraiser sheet including pre-approval signatures by Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, Project Beneficiary, and lastly by the District Eagle Coordinator. This MUST be completed before you start your project!
Advertise Project to fellow Scouts, Adults, and Friends to get help
Complete the PLAN in the Eagle Project workbook to foresee any challenges and make it easier to execute your project by following your plan.
LEAD and Complete Eagle Project, Complete Project Workbook Report (signed by yourself, Project Beneficiary, and Scoutmaster), turn in list of service hours to Troop Service Coordinator
Complete rank requirements in your handbook and on the Eagle Application form 512-728 (link here - but it is better to print the pdf report from your Scoutbook account "reports" link because it will automatically fill in most of the information)
Write a "Letter of Ambition" which is mentioned on your Eagle Application form. For some reason this is not in your Scout handbook rank requirements, but it is on the application form requirements in the fine print.
Create Eagle binder (with Application 512-728, letter of ambition, project write-up report 512-927, copies of all rank/merit badge blue cards/award cards, position of responsibility certificates, pictures of your time in Scouting, etc)
Participate in the Scoutmaster conference. Scoutmaster will sign final rank requirements signatures in Scout Handbook and on Eagle Application form 512-728
Make a copy of your binder, or take pictures of the pages, for emergency back-up
Turn in binder to District Eagle Coordinator
The District Eagle Coordinator will contact you after reviewing your binder to set up Eagle Board of Review
Eagle Board of Review (you may invite parents/siblings to the introductions, and you may invite your Scoutmaster – so give them the date, time, and location). Wear full Field uniform and bring your handbook if in person (it may also be held by Zoom)
Pink sheet (or electronic approval) copy of Board of Review completion will be submitted to Council or given to Troop Advancement Chair who purchases the Eagle rank patch/ribbon kit
Eagle patch, red/white/blue Eagle neckerchief, and Eagle neckerchief slide awarded at a following Troop meeting
Eagle card awarded at Troop's standard Court of Honor
Optional - Set up a personalized Eagle Court of Honor and show the younger Scouts what to aim for.
Engraved name plate added to Troop's Eagle Scout placards in the church hallway
Preparing for your Board of Review:
Binder was turned in, You have agreed on a date/time/location with the District Eagle Coordinator, You invited your Scoutmaster and Parents, now what?
Relax, you've made it this far, enjoy your last few days as a Life Scout.
Reflect on your time in Scouts and what you've gained from it.
Think about what you want to do in the future.
Full Field uniform. By now you should be able to recite all the Scout basics flawlessly and know what they mean.
Then what? Continue to be active in the Troop, continue teaching other Scouts, earn Eagle Palms, and when you turn 18 you can become an Old Nag. Hold your head high for the rest of your life!
If you are turning 18, but you are still in High School or are hanging out around town after High School for some time and want to stay active with the Troop:
1. Go to www.scouting.org using your Scout ID card number and complete the online Youth Protection Training.
Note: 18yrs and older is an adult for the Troop. 21yrs and older is an adult for Order of the Arrow and Venture Crews.
2. Complete California AB506 two-part requirements. First complete the mandated reporter training online for volunteers and email the pdf proof of completion to the WLACC email address. Second complete Livescan fingerprinting (there is a fee to be paid to the fingerprint scanning service) using the form with the appropriate WLACC code numbers (ask Troop Training Chair for code numbers).
3. Apply at beascout.scouting.org for Troop 0609 using your Scout ID number .
a. You will default to being a Unit Scouter Reserve for the rest of the year. There is no charge for this since you are already registered in BSA.
b. Want to be an ASM? Complete the District Scoutmaster Fundamentals Training and IOLS overnighter training and inform the Troop leadership.
c. The following year if you want to stay enrolled, pay the annual adult fee to the Troop for Council Dues.