EAGLE SCOUT ADVANCEMENT
Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Scouts BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America. A Scout who attains this rank is called an Eagle Scout or Eagle. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than 2 million young men. The title of Eagle Scout is held for life, thus giving rise to the phrase “Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.”
Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout. Additional recognition can be earned through Eagle Palms, awarded for completing additional tenure, leadership, and merit badge requirements.
EAGLE SCOUT APPLICATION UPDATES
Due to the recent health and safety updates related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), there has been a few changes to the way Eagle Scout Applications will be processed. Please see below and check back for frequent updates.
Here are the ways that you may submit your Eagle applications for processing:
- The Scout Achievement Center is open on weekdays (M-F) between 9am-5pm. Eagle applications can be dropped off during these hours for Council verification. These applications can then be returned to you by mail, or they can be picked up the following Wednesday. Second time Eagle, final submissions can also be dropped off, however, they will not be returned via mail and will need to be picked up upon approval. You will receive a call when they are ready as usual.
- You can also drop your Eagle paperwork in our mail slot. It is located on the right side of the building by the delivery area. Again, 1st time Eagle applications can be returned to you by mail, if you provide us with a proper mailing address or they can be picked up on weekdays between 9am – 5pm. The Scout Achievement Center office is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Please check our website for any changes in hours of operations.
- You may also mail your Eagle paperwork to:
Dan Beard Council
ATTN: Nicki Powell
10078 Reading Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
Again, first time Eagle applications can be returned to you by mail, if you provide us with a proper mailing address or they can be picked up on weekdays between 9am-5pm. Please check our website for any changes in hours of operations. Final Eagles will need to be picked up upon approval. You will receive a call when they are ready as usual.
If you have any questions about the Eagle Process, please email Nicki Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PATH TO EAGLE
Since 1912, the Eagle Scout rank has represented a milestone of accomplishment—perhaps without equal—that is recognized across the country and even the world. Those who have earned the Eagle Scout rank count it among their most treasured achievements. “Eagle Scout” is not just an award; it is a state of being. Those who earned it as youth continue to earn it every day as adults. That is why an Eagle Scout IS an Eagle Scout—not was.
Over the more than 100 years since the first Eagle, a formal application process has evolved that is important in maintaining the award’s well-recognized prestige. It is in the interest of the entire BSA, and in fact our nation, that all youth who join Scouts BSA in 2019 should have an opportunity to earn their Eagle Scout rank should they diligently and promptly complete all requirements. Click here to review the temporary transition rules for youth over 16 but not yet 18 years of age on February 1, 2019 interested in earning the Eagle Scout rank.
Click here to learn more about the Eagle Scout rank and for more information on the application process.