Life Rank to Eagle Scout

Congratulations for taking on the challenge of becoming an Eagle Scout, a distinction that will stay with you for a lifetime. Below is information on the Life Scout to Eagle Scout Process.

Applicants for the rank of Eagle must use the current 2019 Eagle Scout rank workbook and application. The new application additionally requires the name of the Eagle Scout project and the grand total of hours devoted to it. 

**The Scout's Eagle Board of Review date will be the rank earned date; HOWEVER, the Eagle rank is NOT official until National has approved it.  Eagle rank items will not be able to be purchased until the certificate arrives from National, normally about 2 weeks after the Board of Review (but not guaranteed).  We suggest not scheduling the Court of Honor until receipt of the certificate.**

Eagle Extensions due to COVID-19

Extensions must be submitted to Brenda Bidwell, Registrar.  Provid as many details as possible, including why the extension is needed and the date Life was earned.  See below for more information concerning Eagle extensions.
For more information click here.


Eagle Project Info & Forms


Note:   Older versions of forms will not be accepted! 


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Click on the PC or Mac link, then go to the bottom of the page for instructions to download the workbook.                                                                      For PC Users                              For Mac Users




It is the unit’s responsibility to insure that Scouts use the most current version of the Eagle Workbook when submitting their proposal to their Team Advancement Chair, not the Scout Shop.  If the Scout is not using the most current version, the project proposal will be rejected by the Team Advancement Chair.  



The Scout must submit the ENTIRE workbook – that means cover to cover.  For those submitting their proposal in person, the workbook should be in a three ring binder.  For those e-mailing or mailing their proposal, they still need to submit the entire workbook.  The Contact Page is very important to those sitting on the board, to the Team volunteers and to the Council – The Scout should fill out this information as complete as possible. 

REMEMBER – The Scout should be doing his BEST work!  


Scouts BSA Team

Scouts should e-mail or telephone for an appointment where they will present their Eagle Scout Service Project  proposal to theScouts BSA Advancement Chair in person.

Kirk Kopp (Scouts BSA Team Advancement Chair)

Telephone Number:  907-231-6798


Southeast District

Scouts should e-mail or telephone for an appointment where they will present their Eagle Scout Service Project  proposal to the Southeast District Advancement Chair in person.

Martin Suzuki (Southeast District Advancement Chair)

Telephone Number:  907-321-0612


Juneau Area

Scouts should e-mail or telephone for an appointment where they will present their Eagle Scout Service Project  proposal in person.

Loren Rasmussen

Telephone Number:  907-321-5930


Ketchikan/Craig Area

Scouts may submit their Eagle Scout Service Project proposal either by mail or e-mail; Trish Conatser will then contact the Scout if an appointment is required.

Trish Conatser

Telephone Number:  907-401-1251



The Eagle Application should be completed and signed by the applicant, registered Committee Chair and registered Unit Leader (Scoutmaster, Advisor, or Skipper only - NOT Assistant Scoutmasters).  Please refer to Requirement 4 on the applications concerning positions of responsibily (i.e. Assistant Patrol Leader is NOT listed).  6 months must have been served since obtaining Life rank.  The Scout is responsible for gathering all required signatures.  Units are responsible for proof reading and ensuring that the application is complete and accurate.  An Ambition and Life Purpose Statement (as described in the Eagle Application just above the applicants signature) must be written-up by the applicate to be included in the packet.  


Eagle Board of Review

When a Scout has finished all requirements for Eagle they are to bring their entire package by the Scout Shop or mail it to the Great Alaska Council via Certified Return Receipt Mail.  They are to include the completed Eagle Application, Ambition and Life Purpose statement, ENTIRE Eagle Workbook, before and after pictures of their project.  The Scout is responsible for gathering all required signatures before his package is sent to the Scout Shop.  Units are responsible for proof reading and ensuring that the package is complete and accurate.  After Council verification of the application, the Eagle's paperwork will be forwarded to the appropriate Team or District Advancement Chair who will contact the Scout to schedule the Eagle Board of Review.


Eagle Palms

Effective Aug. 1, 2017.

After successfully completing your Eagle Scout board of review and being validated as an Eagle Scout by the National Service Center, you will be entitled to receive an Eagle Palm for each additional 5 merit badges you have completed before your Eagle Scout board of review. For these Palms only, it will not be necessary for you to complete number one of the requirements stated below.

After becoming an Eagle Scout, you may earn additional Palms by completing the following requirements.

  1. Be active in the Boy Scouts of America for at least three months after becoming an Eagle Scout or after the last Palm was earned. **
  2. Since earning the Eagle Scout rank or your last Eagle Palm, demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Continue to set a satisfactory example of accepting responsibility or demonstrating leadership ability.
  4. Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or last Palm. ***
  5. While an Eagle Scout, participate in a Scoutmaster conference. *


*For Venturers working on Boy Scout requirements, replace “Scoutmaster” with “crew Advisor.”  For Sea Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace “Scoutmaster” with “Skipper.”

**Eagle Palms must be earned in sequence, and the three-month tenure requirement must be observed for each Palm.

***Merit badges earned any time since becoming a Boy Scout may be used to meet this requirement.



For general Eagle questions, please contact your Team or District Advancement Chair listed above.  Contact Brenda Bidwell if you have further concerns via e-mail at



File Name Description
Eagle Extension due to COVID-19 Eagle Extension information due to COVID-19 Download
Position Name Telephone
Registrar/Finance Secretary Brenda Bidwell (907) 337-9547 x108 Email