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An overview of the process to reach the rank of Eagle in the US Grant District.

An overview of the process to reach the rank of Eagle in the US Grant District.

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  • Handouts: Slide Notes Life To Eagle Packet Life To Eagle Process Life to Eagle Advancement Procedure Check List (explain slide numbers) (page 1) Life to Eagle Process, Troop Parent Committee (questions) (page 3) Eagle Scout Chart (page 4) Recommendation Letter (one example) (page 5) Understanding the Eagle Board of Review (page 7)
  • Spread sheets work well for totaling accumulated time.
  • Go through the next 7 slide fast, just to show the pages of the process. The computer version are “type in”
  • Address the scouts: This page for your information, we (district committee) do not need to see it in the write-up. Don’t waste your ink on printing it.
  • Keep original signature page. Additions and changes can be made in attached addendums.
  • Will discuss later in detail, but needs to be done early in the process to check for any errors (e.g. 90 day merit badges missing).
  • Over view of the next 14 slides. 3 rd and 4 th diamonds need to be highlighted.
  • Review major points
  • Unknown hazardous project, e.g. lead paint….
  • Recommendation Letter (one example) (page 5 in handout)
  • Overview of the next 6 slides
  • Needs to be done early in the process to check for any errors (e.g. 90 day merit badges missing). At the latest 17 1/2

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  • 1. Life to Eagle Process ver 3 Tips for Successful Leadership Service Project Planning and Approval We hope this guideline will be helpful to the Eagle Candidate and the Troop If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.
  • 2. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District Dan Beard Council
  • 3. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District Leadership Service Project (LSP) From the moment a Scout becomes a Life Scout and learns about the “Leadership Service Project” (LSP) he should keep a notebook, A “Service Project Diary” and record the LSP's progress, dates and people worked, materials, costs, etc. The scout should learn about and obtain the “Life to Eagle” material at his Life board of review.
  • 4. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
  • 5.
  • 6. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • While a Life Scout, plan, develop and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to a religious institution, school or community.
    • This project must be approved by the organization, your Scoutmaster, your Troop Committee, and by your District Advancement Committee BEFORE YOU START .
    • You must use the most current (2008) version of the Eagle Scout
    • Service Project Workbook, No.18-927E (NLC).
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 7. UPDATE
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  • 16. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Project Description
    • Complete description of the proposed project:
        • What do you plan to do?
        • You will have to use the Service Project Workbook No. 18-927E to complete your project.
      • In the initial stages, you may want to work with draft copies of your workbook.
      • Your Scoutmaster, committee and others approving your project may request that changes be made before they approve the project.
    • Does the group to benefit qualify? (religious institution, school, community), and how will they benefit?
    • Complete description of benefit provided to the group identified.
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 17. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Project Description
    • Discuss the proposed project concept with your “Eagle Scout Committee member(s) or Scoutmaster. (note date in workbook and diary).
      • Then discuss the project concept with a representative of the religious institution, school or community and complete the information in your workbook.
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 18. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
  • 19. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • DOES NOT
    • Consist of routine labor a job or service normally rendered.
    • Cannot be work involving BSA property or activities.
    • Cannot be for a commercial (for profit) business, be of a commercial nature, or be a fund-raiser. (Fund-raising is permitted for securing materials to carry out a project.) A Fund-raising???
    • Cannot involve two Eagle candidates one project for one scout.
    • The project cannot be dependent on another concurrent Eagle project.
    • These guidelines are from BSA National and must be complied with. Any proposed project that fits into any of the above categories
    • WILL NOT BE APPROVED
    • by your District Advancement Committee.
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 20. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 21. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District Leadership Service Project (LSP)
    • Safety instructions, first aid kits, phone, water.
    • Tools needed-obtained where-if any power tools will be needed, must supervised by an adult(s) who is knowledgeable in the tool.
    • Review “Guide to Safe Scouting” for other restrictions, e.g. log splitters, chainsaws…..
    • Tools need to be use in a safe manor and a safety talk before the work is to begin.
    • Unknown hazardous projects
  • 22. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District Leadership Service Project (LSP)
    • Information may be typed or word processed, then sheets pasted on the booklet when information has been finalized. Photocopy before submitting.
    • Typing or word processing is not required but is strongly recommended.
  • 23. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District Leadership Service Project (LSP)
    • The write-up needs to be completed in such a manner that the project can be understood by anyone.
    • … .Details…...Details….… Specific Details Who What Where When How Answer question readers may have.
  • 24. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Discuss the proposed project with unit leader (Scoutmaster) for for any suggestions and a time to present to the unit committee. The LSP should be in final draft stage of write up. (note date in workbook).
    • Proposed leadership service project is reviewed by the unit committee.
        • Critique by unit committee .
    • Make any needed revisions to proposed leadership service project; type revised plan into the “Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook”
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 25. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Approvals: Obtain approval signatures by community, scoutmaster, unit committee.
    • Submit proposed leadership service project plan to the District Boy Scout office (allow 30 days) .
    • Project will be reviewed by District Advance Committee:
        • District Committee will:
          • Approve and mail back to scout [inform scout office of approval] or
          • Not approve and explain why. [changes made to write up and resubmitted to District Advance Committee]
        • Submit project for approval early, allow for revisions or additions that may be needed.
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 26. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • If you do not have all approvals before you begin your project, you WILL be required to do another project after all approval signatures are obtained for the new project.
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 27. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Note: The Frontier Trails District Advancement Committee reviews projects twice a month(1st and 3 rd Wednesdays). The Leadership Service project proposal needs to be in the Bismarck Boy Scout office by the previous Friday.
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 28. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Once the Leadership Service Project is approved by the District Advancement Committee the (LSP) Can Begin.
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 29. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District Remember The purpose of an Eagle Scout Service Project is to allow you to demonstrate your leadership skills It is not to just do some work and complete a project. Parents, you need to remember that your son will need your help and support to complete his project but it is his project, and you should not be doing it with his assistance. Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 30. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District Leadership Service Project (LSP)
    • After the Leadership Service Project is completed
      • The final write-up is a demonstration of the Scout’s leadership and planning skills.
  • 31. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Final Write-Up
    • Under the section of the workbook labeled "CARRYING OUT THE PROJECT" is a subsection called "Notes." This is the most important part of the workbook. It should be completed either as a first-person narrative of the project or as a diary. The more detail put in the better. Additional pages will probably be required. If written properly, it should answer the following questions for the reader:
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 32. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Final Write-Up
          • Did you demonstrate leadership of others?
          • Were you indeed the project director, rather than doing the work yourself ?
          • Was the project helpful to the religious institution, school or community group?
          • Did the project follow the plan?
          • If changes were made, what were they and why were they made?
    • Answering these questions is required, and they are listed in your workbook. Your Eagle Scout Board of Review will determine if you have satisfactorily answered these questions in your write-up.
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 33. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Final Write-Up
    • Assisted by: List of everyone who assisted with the service project, with dates and hours worked. Individuals other than Scouts can help on a project, and everyone should be given credit.
    • Changes: Was the original project plan followed. If not, why not? If changes were significant, attach the second troop and district approvals.
    • Materials (if used): List materials used; include costs, if appropriate.
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 34. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Final Write-Up
    • Time spent: List the total time spent planning and carrying out the project, by others helping with the project.
    • Signatures:
          • The applicant signs and dates the workbook.
          • The Scoutmaster/coach/advisor signs and dates the workbook.
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 35. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District Final Write-Up If changes in your project are so substantial as to make it a different project, you should receive prior approval from your troop and district. At least a letter explaining the changes and the reason for them would be prudent. Very significant changes may necessitate that a new project proposal be submitted for approval. Changes of this magnitude are very rare, but if you believe this is happening to you, ask your troop and district for guidance. In no case should you abandon or give up on a project that you have started. If problems or significant changes arise, ask your Troop and District for guidance. An Eagle Scout Service Project's primary objective is for the candidate to show leadership. Thus a project can fail, but if the candidate used it to show leadership, it may still be a valid project. Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 36. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • If you are using a computer or word processor to compose your project, you may use attached pages.
    • The attached pages should repeat the information in the workbook and copy the format and font of the text. This will make it easier for the reader to follow the write-up.
    • In other words, your computer-generated copy should look like the workbook.
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 37. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • If you are attaching additional pages to your project, please do so neatly. One staple or paper clip in the upper left corner is sufficient.
    • Multiple staples across the top of the pages should not be used, as they make it difficult to handle your write-up.
    • You should assume that your write-up will be disassembled, so it is very important that it be labeled so it can be put back together.
    • The best way to do this is to identify the section of the workbook to which the attached pages belong:
        • For example, put "CARRYING OUT THE PROJECT" at the top of the appropriate pages followed by subsections labels "Notes," "Assisted by," etc.
    • Page numbers will also be very helpful to the organization of the pages.
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 38. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Everyone is encouraged to include attached information with their projects.
    • Maps, plans, letters, photographs, etc., can all add to your project write-up.
    • We do not need to send original photographs and other attachments to the National Office; they will be returned to you at the conclusion of your Board of Review.
    • This information is useful to the Board of Review, as it helps us understand what you did for your project.
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 39. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • The Council Advancement Committee recognizes that using the workbook can be difficult.
    • You are not required to type your project in the workbook; you can print or write it.
    • However, we do require that the write-up be legible.
    • We expect that we will be able to easily read your write-up and that there will not be many grammar and spelling errors.
    • If a project is submitted in a form that is not easily read or that contains gross spelling or grammatical errors, you will be asked to do the project write-up over.
    • Project approval of a proposed project or Board of Review approval of a final write-up will not be given until the form of the project is acceptable.
    Leadership Service Project (LSP)
  • 40. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District Leadership Service Project (LSP)
    • The final Leadership Service Project is reviewed by the unit committee.
  • 41. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District Leadership Service Project (LSP)
    • Mail out letters of recommendation.
  • 42.
    • Letters of recommendation - Appraisals:
      • PARENT’S APPRAISAL
      • EDUCATIONAL APPRAISAL
      • RELIGIOUS APPRAISAL
      • EMPLOYER’S APPRAISAL
      • APPRAISAL
  • 43.
    • U.S. Grant District
    • BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
    • PARENT’S APPRAISAL
    • SCOUT'S NAME:
    • TROOP NUMBER: DISTRICT: .
    • SCOUTMASTER: .
    • The above listed Scout is seeking to qualify for the Eagle Scout Award of the Boy Scouts of America and will be required to appear before a group of men or women serving as a body concerned with the development of his:
      • ‚ Concern for others. ‚ Concern for himself by improving his physical
      • ‚ Ability to help others through skills he has fitness to the limits of his physical resources
      • learned ‚ Ability to live and work cooperatively with ‚ Capacity for leadership. others.
    • TO MEMBERS OF PROGRESS REVIEW:
    • SIGNATURE:
    • PHONE NO.: DATE: .
    • (Use reverse side if necessary)
    • RETURN THIS APPRAISAL TO THE ADVANCEMENT CHAIRPERSON LISTED BELOW:
    • NAME: .
    • ADDRESS: .
    • CITY: STATE: . ZIP: .
    • Print on the envelope “PARENT’S APPRAISAL”
    • .
  • 44.
  • 45. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District Eagle Scout Appraisal Letters Example Eagle Scout Address City State Zip-1234 Troop Advancement Chair Troop address City State Zip-1234 Parent… Appraisal To be opened at the District Eagle Board of Review
  • 46. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Appraisal letters are sent to the individuals listed on the Award Application Requirement #2. Forms for the letters are provided in the Life to Eagle Packet.
    • Envelopes should be provided by the Scout, with the Troop Advancement chairperson's address and postage.
    • The lower left corner or back of the envelope should have the Scout's name and the appropriate letter of reference. This allows everyone to see whose appraisal letter it is and which one, without opening it and violating its confidentiality. Inform your advancement chair that these letters will be arriving.
    • The envelopes are NOT opened by the Troop. They are opened only at the District Board of Review. The letters are confidential.
    Eagle Scout Appraisal Letters
  • 47. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • After the application has been checked and verified, the letters of reference are included with the packet, along with the Service Project Workbook. The entire packet is then returned to the Service Center to start the Board of Review process.
    • A Scout may get more letters of appraisal from other individuals, if he believes their input is important to him and the Board of Review. Additional letters of appraisal are not required.
        • Note:
        • Requirement #2 is a requirement on the Eagle Scout Rank Application. It is not a reference to a rank requirement.
    Eagle Scout Appraisal Letters
  • 48.
  • 49. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District Leadership Service Project (LSP)
    • Unit Committee gathers these items:
      • Leadership Service Project write-up
        • Including project Plan and Final write-ups
      • Life ambitions – Requirement #6
      • Eagle Scout Rank Application
      • Letters of recommendation
    • (MUST NOT BE OPENED)
  • 50.
  • 51. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Requirement #6
    • Statement of ambitions and life purpose, list of leadership positions held outside of Scouting, and any honors and awards received.
    • Suggested to be about one page in length; additional pages can be attached.
    • Must be readable; should be typed. Scout's name, address and Troop should be listed at the top with the title "Requirement #6.”
    • A Scout may also include a Scouting autobiography, but it is not required. A list of all merit badges, ranks with dates, positions held with dates, summer camps, awards, honors, etc., can be helpful for the Board of Review members. Note: Requirement #6 is a requirement on the Eagle Scout Rank Application. It is not a reference to a rank requirement. .
    Eagle Scout Rank Application
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  • 53. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Completed after all requirements for Eagle Rank are complete. (nearly all)*
    • Signed by the candidate, Scoutmaster, and Troop Committee chairperson after the successful completion of the Scoutmaster Conference.
    • Submitted to the local Service Center for record check. The record check will be done by the Council Office in Fargo. The local Service Center will send it to Fargo. * The “Eagle Scout Rank Application” can be submitted earlier in the process to check for any missing requirements.
    Eagle Scout Rank Application
  • 54. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Returned by mail from the Council Office in Fargo to the Scoutmaster or Troop Committee chairperson.
    • Resubmitted to the local Service Center, with appraisal letters and Service Project Workbook starts the process to set up a Board of Review.
      • Do not bind or permanently attach the application and Requirement #6 to your project workbook.
    Eagle Scout Rank Application
  • 55.
    • U.S. Grant District
    • BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
    • PARENT’S APPRAISAL
    • SCOUT'S NAME:
    • TROOP NUMBER: DISTRICT: .
    • SCOUTMASTER: .
    • The above listed Scout is seeking to qualify for the Eagle Scout Award of the Boy Scouts of America and will be required to appear before a group of men or women serving as a body concerned with the development of his:
      • ‚ Concern for others. ‚ Concern for himself by improving his physical
      • ‚ Ability to help others through skills he has fitness to the limits of his physical resources
      • learned ‚ Ability to live and work cooperatively with ‚ Capacity for leadership. others.
    • TO MEMBERS OF PROGRESS REVIEW:
    • SIGNATURE:
    • PHONE NO.: DATE: .
    • (Use reverse side if necessary)
    • RETURN THIS APPRAISAL TO THE ADVANCEMENT CHAIRPERSON LISTED BELOW:
    • NAME: .
    • ADDRESS: .
    • CITY: STATE: . ZIP: .
    • Print on the envelope “PARENT’S APPRAISAL”
    • .
  • 56. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Date of the Board of Review will be set by the District Advancement committee.
    • Submit two names from Unit Committee to Eagle Board of Review.
    • Time and place of Board of Review will be established at this time.
    • Letter confirming date/time/place will be sent prior to Eagle Board of Review to parents, scout, unit committee, and district advancement committee.
    • Copy of Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project will go to Unit Committee and District Advancement Committee.
    • Exceptions to schedule must be approved by District Advancement Committee.
    • Scout must be in full uniform (shirt, sash, pants) make a good impression.
    Eagle Scout Board of Review
  • 57. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
        • Be active in your Troop and patrol for at least six months as a Life Scout.
        • Earn a total of 21 merit badges (10 more than you already have), including 12 required.
        • While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of six months in a position of responsibility .
        • 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 idea must be approved by your Scoutmaster, your Troop Committee, and by your district BEFORE YOU START .
    Eagle Scout Rank Requirements
  • 58. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
        • There is additional information about Eagle Service Projects on the following pages.
        • Demonstrate Scout spirit.
        • Take part in a Scoutmaster Conference.
          • This is when your Scoutmaster will sign your final project write-up in your workbook. Your signature must already be in the workbook.
          • Your Scoutmaster must also sign your Eagle Scout Rank application to confirm that the conference has taken place. Your application may now be submitted to your local service center for processing and approval.
    Eagle Scout Rank Requirements
  • 59. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Eagle Scout Board of Review
      • A board of review will be conducted by your district upon request by the candidate, with the receipt of the application (approved by the Fargo Office), the completed project workbook and appraisal letters..
    Eagle Scout Rank Requirements
  • 60. Advancement Committee U.S. Grant District
    • Comments
    • A Life Scout may work on his service project before he completes all his merit badges. He should be strongly encouraged to complete his project write-up in a timely manner and not wait for completion of merit badges.
    • A Scout must complete ALL the requirements before his 18th birthday. The Board of Review must be held before he is 18½ years old. If a Scout has not received his Board of Review within three months of his 18th birthday, a letter must be submitted with the application explaining the reasons for the delay.
    Eagle Scout Rank Requirements
  • 61. Round Table Discussion of the Life to Eagle Process, Final Results
  • 62. National Eagle Scout Association The National Eagle Scout Association was created in 1972 with the express purpose of bringing together Eagle Scouts of all ages so that they may be of greater service to themselves, their local councils, and their communities, thereby conserving and developing the manpower potential represented by those who hold Scouting's highest rank. When you receive your Eagle badge, you will be eligible for membership in this elite association. You should give it serious consideration. Applications are available from your council service center.
  • 63.
  • 64. How to use the diskettes
  • 65. Files will be distributed by email LIFE TO EAGLE FILES Emailed files: the files will be approximately 2MB in size. Attached are 14 files, (EagleProcess99.xxx and EagleWorkbook99.xxx) are the main files which contain "Council Advancement Committee The Life To Eagle Progress" and "Life to Eagle Packet Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, No. 18-927NLC" with each file in 3 formats. (Word Perfect 6.0/12.0 for Windows, Word 97 for windows and Rich Text Format [.rtf] ) a total of 6 computer files and this read me file (readme.pdf). Use the correct files (2) for which word processor you are using. Also enclosed is a PDF file of the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook (packet.pdf). This file can be printed but not edited. This file is from the BSA home page, bsa.org. Attached Files: Name Size Type Last Modified READ ME.pdf 4,477KB Adobe Acrobat Document 1/12/2005 12:10 PM EagleProcess99.doc 207KB Microsoft Word Document 2/13/2003 2:30 PM EagleProcess99.pdf 66KB Adobe Acrobat Document 2/13/2003 1:02 PM EagleProcess99.rtf 194KB Rich Text Format 2/13/2003 2:19 PM EagleProcess99.wpd 119KB WordPerfect 9 Document 2/13/2003 2:32 PM EagleWorkbook99.doc 400KB Microsoft Word Document 2/13/2003 2:32 PM EagleWorkbook99.pdf 83KB Adobe Acrobat Document 2/13/2003 2:29 PM EagleWorkbook99.rtf 54KB Rich Text Format 3/19/2001 12:18 PM EagleWorkbook99.wpd 306KB WordPerfect 9 Document 2/13/2003 2:22 PM packet.pdf 216KB Adobe Acrobat Document 8/31/1999 11:45 AM Other files that will help: CheckLLists.pdf 14KB Adobe Acrobat Document 1/6/2005 2:16 PM recommendation insert.doc 26KB Microsoft Word Document 1/8/2004 10:43 AM recommendation insert.pdf 6,582 Adobe Acrobat Document 1/7/2005 2:49 PM recommendation insert.wpd 7,893 WordPerfect 9 Document 1/8/2004 10:45 AM The files are READ ONLY, so when you save them you will have to rename the file. The files are built so that the information can be added in the appropriate areas to complete the booklets. PRINT OUT the Adobe Acrobat Document (pdf) files first to see how the document should look in your word processor. Some printer drivers will change the base ASCII font and/ or spacing. You may have to adjust the space, underscores and so on to get the text to line up. Please note the signature areas.
  • 66. U.S. Grant District Frontier Trails District District Advancement Organizational Chart
  • 67. Boy Scouts of America Web sites: U.S. Grant District: http://www.nlcbsa.org Frontier Trails: National: http://www.bsa.scouting.org/nav/volunteers.html Other sites: http://www.eaglescout.org http://www.usscouts.org/ http://www.macscouter.com/directory.html
  • 68. Boy Scouts of America U.S. Grant District Frontier Trails District 1720 Burnt Boat Drive, Suite 103 Bismarck ND 58501 Phone: 701-223-7204 Fax: 701-223-7205 District Executive: Sheila Remboldt e-mail: [email_address] Office: [email_address] Web site: U.S. Grant District: http://www.nlcbsa.org National: http://www.scouting.org/nav/enter.jsp?s=by Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9:45 – 2:45