Trail to Eagle


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Eagle Award Candidate Guidelines -- New 11/1/2014

This document was up-dated on November 1, 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 -- 2014 Edition - This application must be printed in color and back to back.

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

Eagle Candidate Recommendation Letters by District -- New 11/1/2014 -- Candidates must secure their own letters of recommendation using the information for their District and follow procedures outlined on page 6 of the Eagle Candidate Guidelines.

Each District has its own letter that the candidate must present to those who are on his application that he has asked to provide a recommendation.  Follow directions on page 6 in "Eagle Award Candidate Guidelines" as to who, should get the letters.
Sample Letter
Pocono District Recommendation Letter
Forks of the Delaware District -- PA Units Recommendation Letter
Forks of the Delaware District -- NJ Units Recommendation Letter
South Mountain District  Recommendation Letter
Trexler District Recommendation Letter
North Valley District Recommendation Letter
Anthracite District Recommendation Letter

Eagle Letter for Life Scouts -- New Information 11/1/14

Eagle information letter to Eagle candidates on project workbook and Eagle Scout application as of November 1, 2014.  Information also on how to prepare your Eagle presentation packet for presentation to your Eagle board.

Eagle Letter to Unit Leaders -- New Information 11/1/14

Eagle information letter for key unit personnel on the Eagle Scout Project Workbook and Eagle Scout Application as of November 1, 2014.  Information also on how to help a candidate prepare his Eagle packet for presentation.


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.