We are within two hours of Bagdad and I'm free to admit that coming up this river gives one a wholesome respect for our lines of communication. This is the 9th day we've been at it, tying up for a few hours at night but steaming 17 or 18 hours a day notwithstanding. It's well that it wasn't a month later for already the temperature is 90 and on a crowded ship it's hot.
The Eagle Scout service project is different from other service projects you have done because you are now the leader. The Eagle project must meet three criteria-- It must be of significant value to the community outside of Scouting town, church, school, etc. It must take considerably more time than a Star or Life project though planning and preparation time count.
You must provide leadership to others during the project the project idea does not have to be original, but you must be in charge; and two people cannot lead the same project. Come up with a workable idea.
This is the hardest part! Talk to the Scoutmaster and the Board of Review for help. Talk to local agencies that serve the needy, or that provide services to the elderly. Write up a preliminary plan, showing what you will do, who it will benefit, materials needed, costs, number of people involved, etc see Eagle Service Project Workbook.
Present your preliminary plan to the Board of Review. They will help you develop your plan into an achievable project. Write up your plan and present it to the District Eagle Chairman.
Set up an appointment at his office by yourself.
Don't forget the Eagle Service Project Workbook. Get necessary donations of material. You and your parents are responsible to provide necessary support for the project transportation, snacks, meals, etc.
Keep a detailed time log of every hour you spend planning, phoning, coordinating, executing, etc. This will be useful at the Board of Review.
Take photos of the project!!! This will show the Eagle Board of Review what you have done better than words. Throughout the process, make sure you keep the Eagle Service Project Workbook up to date, and make sure all signatures are there.
Write up a brief half page summary of the project to include with your Eagle application for application requirement 5. After you have completed all merit badges, fulfilled the minimum six months as a leader, and completed your Eagle Scout service project, phone the Scoutmaster to arrange a Scoutmaster Conference.
Only the Scoutmaster does Eagle conferences. Bring your project report, Eagle Service Project Workbook, any photos, and a photocopy of the Eagle application. At the conference, the Scoutmaster will guide you on how to complete the Eagle Scout application.
Make a photocopy to do your work on, and do not fill out the final application until after the Scoutmaster Conference. The Scoutmaster will help you fill out the application at the Scoutmaster Conference. You'll need the dates for every merit badge the Scoutmaster can provide these if your records come up short.
You will need the names of those you want to write letters of recommendation for you see next column.
After the Scoutmaster Conference, fill out the final application, sign it, and take it to the Committee Chairman and Scoutmaster for their signatures. The Scoutmaster or you will then mail the application to the Longs Peak Council office in Greeley, where they will check all information and dates.
If anything is not OK, they will send it back to the Scoutmaster for correction. Phone the Council office after about a week to verify if your application has been sent to the District Eagle Chairman.
You need to select the recommenders, give them the letter of recommendation form get this from the Board of Reviewand give them a firm deadline to return the letters about a week after the Scoutmaster Conference would be good. Either have them send the letters directly to our troop Eagle Board of Review Chairman, or collect them yourself in sealed envelopes and give them to him.
The letters should show how you have lived like an Eagle Scout in all phases of your life home, school, church, etc.
You will need recommendations from-- your parents religious leader minister, teacher, etc; see the Scoutmaster for guidance if you don't have a church school teacher or principal who knows you well employer if any Eagle Board of Review He will arrange the date and place for the Eagle Board of Review, in consultation with the District Eagle Chairman, our troop Board members, and you.The Eagle Scout letter of recommendation is a letter that supports a Life Scout’s candidacy for Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in the Boy Scouting Program of the BSOA (Boy Scouts of America).
Under section 2 of the Eagle Scout Rank Application, it states that each applicant seeking to join the ranks of Eagle Scout will be required to .
Eagle Scout Board of Review: It is my privilege to write this letter of recommendation for _____, who aspires to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. Asking for a letter of recommendation can be a daunting task, but it's important that the scout make the request, not the parents.
Feeling confident enough to request support from someone he looks up to is an important trait for any scout, but especially an Eagle Scout. (Print this page on reverse of all Letters of Recommendation) Instructions to Scout: Everyone you listed on your Eagle application in requirement #2 should write a letter of reference.
These letters are confidential and should not to be returned directly to you. If you're interviewing for a new job, you should expect to have your references checked prior to getting an offer. Having good references can make or break the possibility of a job offer, so review these tips for asking for a letter of recommendation.
A Boy Scout must prepare an application form together with personal recommendation letters used as an endorsement letter for the eagle scout rank. Any deserving individuals can create an eagle scout recommendation letter stating why a certain Boy Scout deserves the rank.