Life 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.
Eagle Project Info & Forms
Note: Older versions of forms will not be accepted!
Note: Do not attempt to open this workbook in a browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) or in programs such as Nuance PDF Converter. The workbook was created in Adobe LiveCycle, which must be saved to your computer and opened with Adobe Reader 9 or later. 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 District Advancement Chair, not the Scout Shop. If the Scout is not using the most current version, the project proposal will be rejected by the District 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 district 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!
Bear Paw District
Scouts should telephone for an appointment so they can then present their Eagle Scout Service Project proposal to the Bear Paw District Advancement Chair in person.
Telephone Number: Due to his travel Mr. Dieffenderfer ask Scouts email him. Please include your phone number in your email to him and he will get in touch with you.
Scouts should e-mail or telephone for an appointment where they will present their Eagle Scout Service Project proposal to the Denali Advancement Chair in person.
Telephone Number: 907-201-0299
Scouts should e-mail or telephone for an appointment where they will present their Eagle Scout Service Project proposal to the Eklutna Advancement Chair in person.
Telephone Number: 907-887-4804
Scouts should e-mail or telephone for an appointment where they will present their Eagle Scout Service Project proposal to theMaritime Advancement Chair in person.
Telephone Number: 907-321-5930
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.
PO Box 1323
Craig, AK 99921
Telephone Number: 907-401-1251
Scouts should e-mail or telephone for an appointment where they will present their Eagle Scout Service Project proposal to the Tustumena Advancement Chair.
Telephone Number: 907-201-0299
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 District Advancement Chair who will contact the Scout to schedule the Eagle Board of Review.
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.
- 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. **
- 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.
- Continue to set a satisfactory example of accepting responsibility or demonstrating leadership ability.
- Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or last Palm. ***
- 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 district Advancement Chair. Contact Kristine Stoehner (Great Alaska Council Advancement Chair) if you have further concerns via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org