Completing the Rank of Eagle is very different than other rank advancements because
the process involves people outside our troop. To help guide you through it all
here is a checklist outlining the steps:
1. After becoming a Life Scout, earn five more required merit badges & five
more elective merit badges.
2. After becoming a Life Scout, hold a leadership position for six months.
3. Select a Eagle Scout Service Project and discuss it with your Scoutmaster.
4. Phone the Aurora District Advancement Chairman and get the project pre-approved.
5. Write a detailed description of the project in the Eagle Scout Leadership
Service Project Workbook.
6. Get signatures from the benefiting organization, Scoutmaster, Dads' Chair District
7. With the help of people working under you, complete the service project.
8. Get signatures from the benefiting organization and Scoutmaster confirming the
project is done.
9. Submit the completed Workbook to the District Advancement Chairman.
10. Get six letters of recommendation sent to District Advancement Chairman. Letters
from a parent, a religious leader, an educator, an employer and two letters from anyone
you choose are required.
11. Write a Life Statement describing your accomplishments and your ambitions. The
Life Statement is about *you*, the whole you. Include Scouts, sports, school, family,
friends, travel whatever you think is *you*. Be sure to reflect back on all your
accomplishments and then project forward where you think you are headed. The purpose of
the Life Statement is to help you realize how far you have come and how much farther you
can go. Scouting is all about guiding young men to become successful adults. Writing your
Life Statement is Scouting's way of making sure your life compass is set before you move
onto bigger and better things.
12. Complete an Eagle Scout Rank Application.
13. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference. Present your completed Eagle
Application and Life Statement to your Scoutmaster.
14. Submit the Eagle Application and Life Statement to the Chief Seattle Council
Headquarters. They will take several days to review the materials.
15. After Council approval, the District Advancement Chairman will arrange with you
an Eagle Board of Review. This may take up to a week to set up.
16. Attend your Eagle Board of Review.
17. The Eagle Scout Rank Application, with all necessary signatures, must be
re-submitted to the Chief Seattle Council which will be forwarded to National BSA
18. About a month later, the National BSA Headquarters will send the Eagle medal,
badge and certificate to the Chief Seattle Council. The Scout and his
Scoutmaster will be notified by mail upon their arrival. The items can be picked up
during business hours in the Chief Seattle Council office, not the Scout Shop.
19. The Scout is officially an Eagle Scout at this point. A formal Eagle
Court of Honor should be planned soon.