Life to Eagle Guide
Troop 301 Life to Eagle Guide
This guide supplement's the Grand Canyon Council Eagle Candidate process. These steps are based on experience with candidates going through the council process. Troop 301 is using a Google drive for Eagle candidates to allow Eagle guides and leaders review and sign off on documentation through this process.
Please contact the Scoutmaster or Eagle guide with any questions.
STEP 1: Life Board of Review
Continue completing merit badges and leadership requirements for Eagle Scout.
STEP 2: Troop 301 Eagle Candidate Onboarding
Get assigned a Life to Eagle Guide (see Scoutmaster)
Get a Troop 301 Google Drive setup: this is where you save ALL Eagle project and Eagle application paperwork. We will use this drive to obtain signatures and verify everything is ready to submit
STEP 3: Decide on Eagle Project
Download Eagle project workbook: Get Form
Work with coach and draft an Eagle Project proposal
Fill out Fundraising Application if applicable (your coach will guide you)
Get Scoutmaster and Troop Committee Chair signatures Get Signature Page
Save proposal to Google Drive
Get signature from District Advancement Chair (guide will instruct you)
Start tracking time
STEP 4: Send requests for Letters of Recommendation
the reference letter form, six copies sent to the people listed on your Application. Get Form
Give these to your references, they will upload them to the portal, themselves.
STEP 5: Finalize Eagle Project Plan
Finalize plan with beneficary and Eagle guide
STEP 6: Do Project
Work the plan and complete your project
STEP 7: Eagle Application
Make sure Reference letters are submitted – These will be uploaded by the individuals you have asked as a reference.
Need the following completed and saved to troop Google drive:
Finalized Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook. (With before and after pictures)
Proposal and Final signature pages if they have been filled out electronically and are separate. Get Form
Eagle Scout Rank Application filled out and and signed by Scout, Leader and Committee Chair, with the exception of lines BSA LOCAL COUNCIL VERIFICATION, Requirement 7, and Scout Executive. (Scoutmaster or Eagle Guide can provide with dates filled out)
Statement of Ambitions: Life’s purposes and Leadership positions. In preparation for your board of review, prepare and attach to your Eagle Scout Rank Application a statement of your ambitions and life purpose and a listing of positions held in your religious institution, school, camp, community, or other organizations, during which you demonstrated leadership skills. Include honors and awards received during this service. Get Form
Scouts BSA history report from Scoutbook or Internet Advancement as a secondary reference. (Scoutmaster or Advancement Chair can provide)
Fundraising application if used.
Extension letter if requirements were completed after 18th birthdate. (If granted)
Obtain review from Eagle Guide
Get signature from Troop Committee Chair
Get Scoutmaster Conference and final review of paperwork and signature
STEP 8: Submit documents to Portal
Do this step only after completing Scoutmaster Conference and final guide approval
Your Troop 301 Eagle advisor or Scoutmaster will submit your packet on your behalf to the portal.
STEP 9: Request Board of Review
Once paperwork is submitted to portal. This begins the Council and National review of your application. Your Eagle advisor and Scoutmaster will connect with Grand Canyon Council on your application status. DO NOT CONTACT COUNCIL DIRECTLY.
Notify Eagle guide and Scoutmaster that you have completed portal and requested Board of Review
STEP 10: Eagle Board of Review
Scoutmaster will notify you of time and location of Board of Review