Trail to Eagle


Do not google for the information.  You could end up with outdated information and have your project proposal rejected and/or your Eagle application!!!!

Eagle Letter to Unit Leaders -- New Information 7/21/14

Eagle information letter to Scoutmasters, Crew Leader, Committee Chairs and Advancement Chairs on the new Eagle Scout Project Workbook and Eagle Scout Appliaction as of July 21, 2014.  Letter also advises how to prepare Eagle packet for presentation. 

Eagle Letter to Life Scouts -- New Information 7/21/14

Eagle information letter to Eagle candidates on new project workbook and Eagle Scout application as of July 21, 2014 and how to prepare your Eagle presentation packet.

Eagle Award Candidate Guidelines

This document was up-dated on July 21, 2014 and will provide you with guidelines to help you meet the requirements and fill out the paperwork to become an Eagle Scout.  Included is the information you need to fill out your project workbook and a check sheet to use for filling out your Eagle application.

Eagle Project Workbook  -- Effective May 31, 2014 work book No. 512-927 (May 2014 Version) MUST be used.

Eagle Scout Rank Application 

For Office 2003 users and earlier click here for a .pdf version of the application.

All Eagle applications MUST be in COLOR and PRINTED BACK TO BACK. 


Check Sheet For Filling Out Your Eagle Application and Submittal of Your Eagle Application

Eagle Scout Guidelines for Elected Officials and/or Distinguished Guests Participation in Ceremonies


Lost Eagle Scout Rank Credentials 
Reprint requests for Eagle Scout credentials should be directed to the National Distribution Center’s customer service line at 1-800-323-0732, extensions 458 or 488, or

Eagle Scout Rank
To earn the rank, a Boy Scout must:

Progress through the ranks in the following order:

Second Class
First Class

Earn 21 merit badges, including these 13 required:

First Aid
Citizenship in the Community
Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the World
Environmental Science or Sustainability
Personal Fitness
Family Life
Personal Management
Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving
Cycling or Hiking or Swimming

The Scout must also complete the following requirements

Serve six months in a troop leadership position.
Plan, develop, and give leadership to a service project for a religious organization, community organization or a school.  The service project may not be for the Boy Scouts, including your unit, district, or council. 
Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.

Boy Scouts with disabilities may qualify for the Eagle Scout rank by fulfilling alternative requirements as determined by their council.