Eagle Board of Review
Eagle Board Chair
The district approves Eagle service projects and holds Eagle Boards of Review.
First Wednesday of every month except July at 7:00 pm
St. Elizabeth Seton Parish Activity Center
190 Meetinghouse Road
Once a Life Scout has:
- chosen a project
- had it approved by the beneficiary
- filled out the PROJECT section (section 1) and Fundraising application (if fundraising is needed) of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, and
- obtained signatures from their Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, and Beneficiary Representative — only then, the Scout themselves (not a parent or unit leader)
Should contact the Eagle Board Chair to schedule a Project Approval Board of Review, the first of two meetings with the Eagle Board. Do this two weeks before the next Eagle Board scheduled. Scouts will be given an appointment based on time and the number of committee members available each month.
Please Note: High school seniors who forward their Eagle Rank Application to Council after June 1st should note if they plan on attending college in the fall and, if so, the date they are heading to college. In that case, the board will endeavor to hold their Boards of Review before Aug 15th. The Scout should be aware that his final board to be held within 90 days of his turning 18. On rare occasions, at their discretion, the Board may convene at a time and place outside the regular schedule, to accommodate individual needs or time constraints.
Scouts should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled time, preferably in a full Class A Uniform, and bring with them:
- Their master copy of their entire Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook with all original signatures (preferably organized in a binder)
- Three photocopies, made from that master, of the appropriate section(s) showing all required signatures: PROPOSAL section and, if fundraising is required, the Fundraising Application should be included for project approvals
- Their Scoutmaster (or surrogate if SM is his parent), and
- Eagle Coach (a “silent partner”).
When the Board approves a Scout’s Eagle Service Project, they are assigned an Eagle Board Contact, who can authorize changes or answer questions during the project process. This is in addition to your Unit Eagle Coach, Unit Leader, and Unit Committee Chair.
Eagle Scout Rank Application
Once a Scout’s Eagle Service Project is complete, and signed off by all parties, they must fill out the Eagle Scout Rank Application
Pay special attention to the essay requirement, stating leadership roles served other than in Scouting, and their life’s ambitions.
Once the Eagle Application is filled out, it is sent to the Council Service Center. We strongly recommend that all Eagle Rank Applications be submitted to the Council Service Center by the Scout’s 18th birthday. Extension requests can be filed in extraordinary circumstances. The process requires local council recommendations followed by final approval by National BSA.
Final Eagle Board of Review
Once the Eagle Scout Rank Application is verified by Council, the District Eagle Board Chair will then contact the Scout themselves (not a parent or leader) to schedule a FINAL Board of Review. Scouts should arrive on their scheduled date 15 minutes before their scheduled time, preferably in a full Class A Uniform, and bring with them:
- Their MASTER COPY of their entire Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, with all original signatures and all three sections, completely filled out (preferably organized in a binder)
- THREE PHOTOCOPIES, made from that master, of all three sections and showing all required signatures—PROPOSAL, PLAN and REPORT sections for finals
- Their Scoutmaster (or surrogate if SM is their parent)
- Their Eagle Coach, who is a “silent partner”
- Their parent(s)/guardian
- Their Scout Handbook
- Their SCOUT SPIRIT
- A camera