Eagle Scout Information
This page contains information and links to documents and web pages that contain information about earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
IMPORTANT REQUIRED STEP: Click on the link for the NCAC Procedures for BSA Local Council Certification of the Eagle Scout Rank Application (ESRA)
NESA's new "Trail to Eagle" web site for additional information about Eagle Scout can be found by clicking here.
>->->-> CLICK HERE to find out what to do when you are ready to have your Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project approved or make arrangements for an Eagle Board of Review (EBOR) after completing the Council certification of your Eagle Scout Rank Application.
What do people think it means to be an Eagle Scout?
DIRTY JOBS: Mike Rowe Answers that question
Here is an article from the web concerning what some people think it takes to become an Eagle Scout. The father of a young scout asks Mike Rowe of the Discovery channel's TV show "Dirty Jobs" what encouragement he could give his son about Eagle Scout. Mike is an Eagle Scout himself; read his words of encouragement to the young potential Eagle Scout. Read his response by clicking here and the follow up comments posted to the web. Maybe there is a scout out there you know who would should read this post.
Completing the Eagle Project Report
Below is the text taken directly from the Eagle Project workbook. Candidates are required to answer the questions or describe the activity in their written report or be prepared to answer the questions listed. Although most everything else is already written somewhere in the report except how you demonstrated leadership, it is recommended, not required, that the scout provide a written statement within the final project report write up when answering "In what ways did you demonstrate leadership of others". This will provide the members of the Eagle Board of Review with information from the scout and allow for a better understanding of how he completed the leadership project.
Although your project was approved by your unit leader, unit committee, and council or district advancement committee before it was begun, the Eagle Scout board of review must approve the manner in which it was carried out. The following must be answered:
- In what ways did you demonstrate leadership of others?
- Give examples of how you directed the project rather than doing the work yourself.
- In what way did the religious institution, school, or community group benefit from the project?
- Did the project follow the plan?
- If changes to the plan were made, explain why the changes were necessary.