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Eagle Rank Advancement

Eagle Rank Requirements


  1. Be active in your troop, team, crew, or ship for a period of at least six months after you have achieved the rank of Life Scout.

  2. Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life. List the names of individuals who know you personally and would be willing to provide a recommendation on your behalf, including parents/guardians, religious, educational, and employer references.

  3. Earn a total of 21 merit badges 

  4. While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of six months

  5. While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project should benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) The project plan must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your Scoutmaster and troop committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook in meeting this requirement.

  6. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.

  7. Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.



Step 1: Eagle Rank Coach

Once you are ready to start your Eagle Scout Project contact the Eagle Rank Coach. 

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Step 4: Eagle BoR

Once you have completed all the Eagle rank requirements, the Eagle Scout Project, Scoutmaster Review, and verification, it's time to request an Eagle Board of Review. Send a copy of your completed Eagle Project workbook, ambition & life purpose statements to the BoR coordinator. 

Provide your available dates and times for at least 2 weeks, the Scout Executive attendance is required. On the day of your BoR, wear your class A uniform, bring your scout book, and a copy of  your Eagle Project paperwork, ambition & life purpose statement and any additional pictures to the BoR. 

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Step 2: Service Project

Choose a Service Project that benefits the community and use the Eagle Project Workbook to complete your project. Make sure to follow all requirements as specified in the workbook. Go over your workbook with your Eagle Rank Coach to assure accurate completions.

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Step 5: Eagle BoR Submission

Once you have completed the Eagle Board of Review, submit your signed application, ambition and life purpose statement for the final signature to the BSA District Scout Executive.

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Step 3: Eagle Rank Application

In preparation for your board of review, prepare your Eagle Scout Rank Application, a statement of your ambitions and life purpose. Request reference letters from parents/guardians, religious, educational, employer and two others. Have the references send their responses to your Eagle Rank Coach. Complete your Eagle Scout Application Verification Submission Form and attach your Eagle Application, project proposal pg. B-H, ambitions and life purpose statement, Eagle project photos, and any additional documents (ex. fundraising application form).


Council Service Center

Alexander Letts

14258 Michigan St. PO Box 129

Eagle, MI 48822


Council Project Approval Representative

Noah Belangar

14258 Michigan St. PO Box 129

Eagle, MI 48822


Unit Committee Chair

Jeff Lawton

PO Box 203

Williamston, MI 48895

Project Coach

Chris Abraham

PO Box 203

Williamston, MI 48895

Unit Advancement Chair

Alyssa Gruber

PO Box 203

Williamston, MI 48895

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