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Est. 1952                         La Cañada Flintridge, CA   

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Life to Eagle

There's a lot to do to advance from Life to Eagle. With school, sports and all the other activities in your busy life, it takes real commitment to complete all the Eagle requirements.

But you have help, your Eagle Advisor, who is the troop's assistant scoutmaster for the Eagle Rank. As soon as you pass your Life board of review, set up a meeting with the Eagle Advisor. He (or she) can give you valuable advice and support.

Start thinking about possible Eagle projects. Reach out to schools, churches, charities and other non-profit organizations and ask them for ideas. Discuss their suggestions and your thoughts with your Eagle Advisor, as his experience can assist you in making a good choice. And give yourself plenty of time to prepare your project proposal, to get your proposal approved by the scoutmaster, the Troop Committee and the Rose Bowl District's Eagle Advancement chair, and to raise money for the project.

Don't delay in finishing those last Eagle-required merit badges. Remember that several require at least three months to complete (e.g., Family Life, Personal Fitness and Personal Finance).

There's lots of paperwork you'll need to complete: the BSA Eagle Scout Application, the BSA Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, a resume that summarizes your scouting career, six letters of reference, a critique of how you did on your Eagle project, and a statement about your life's purpose. And you'll need to put together two binders, one documenting your Eagle project, and the other documenting your Eagle qualifications, including merit badge blue cards (you did keep those, right?).

Your Eagle Advisor will review all your paperwork to make sure it is satisfactory, then you have your scoutmaster conference, and then the Rose Bowl District's Eagle Advancement chair signs off. When all that is done, your Eagle Advisor will arrange your Eagle Board of Review.

The Eagle Advisor also arranges to have congratulatory messages sent to you by the President of the United States and other public officials. These will be presented to you at your Eagle Court of Honor.

Eagle Requirements

Scoutmaster Letter to New Life Scout

BSA Eagle Process

Council Eagle Process

Troop Eagle Process

Eagle Project

BSA Eagle Project Workbook for PC

BSA Eagle Project Workbook for Mac

Eagle Project Guide

Flyer (.doc)

Timesheet (.doc)

Letters of Reference

Eagle Resume

List of References (.doc)

Letter Requesting Reference (.doc)

Envelope to Reference (.doc)

Envelope to Eagle Advisor (.doc)


BSA Eagle Application

Council Checklist

Binder Cover Sheet

Scoutmaster Conference

Eagle Scoutmaster Conference Checklist

Board of Review

Guide for Eagle Board of Review Members

Court of Honor

Eagle Court Of Honor Preparation