Pinnacle Peak Eagle Services
The steps required to advance from Life Scout to Eagle Scout can seem to be confusing and difficult. Actually, the process is quite well structured. The following provides step-by-step instructions for Life Scouts in the Pinnacle Peak District to successfully complete the process of earning the Eagle Scout rank including details on Eagle Service Project approval and Board of Review scheduling that is unique to our District.
Step 1: Documents
All required documents including the Project Workbook and the Eagle Scout Rank Application can be downloaded from the Grand Canyon Council Website. The link is here:
Make sure you read the READ THIS FIRST document as it explains the new process for submitting your paperwork to Grand Canyon Council.
Be sure you are using the most recent copies of the workbook and Eagle application. Older copies of the workbook or Eagle application will not be accepted.
Step 2: Project Approval
2.1 Read the instructions included in the Eagle Project Workbook.
2.2 Identify a project you wish to lead that meets Eagle Scout Requirement 5.
2.3 Prepare the project proposal section of the workbook and have it signed by the beneficiary, your Scoutmaster and your Committee Chair.
2.4 Contact a District Project Approver from the list below and set up an appointment to have the project proposal reviewed and approved. Note that the District will not sign off on a project until all other signatures have been obtained. Projects will not be approved retroactively. Do not start actual work on the project until District approval has been obtained.
Step 3: CARRY OUT THE PROJECT
Note: While not required it is highly recommended that the scout have a Project Coach. The role of the coach is to help the scout overcome any obstacles to success on his project. However it remains the scout’s responsibility to fully plan and lead the project.
Many units may have an adult leader who fulfills this role ( e.g. Eagle Advisor). If a scout wishes to have a Project Coach and one is not available within his unit he should contact: Brian Flynn, District Advancement Committee Chair, 480-483-3583, firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to fill out the Project Report section of the workbook and have it signed by the beneficiary and your Scoutmaster.
Step 4: Eagle Packet Verification and Board of Review Scheduling
Candidates must follow the new process for submitting their documents to Grand Canyon Council for verification.
Once GCC has verified the application they will notify the Board Host for our District that the candidate is ready to sit for the Eagle Board of Review. The Board Host will contact the candidate to set up a meeting to review the packet and schedule the BOR. The candidate is expected to bring a binder containing all Eagle Project documentation, Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose and list of leadership positions and recognitions outside of Scouting to this meeting. The Board Host will collect the binder and bring it to the BOR. The binder will be returned to the scout after completion of the BOR.
Eagle Boards of Review are held on the Second Thursday of each month.
Application must be verified by the first of the month in order for the candidate to sit for a BOR that month. Applications verified after the first of the month will result in the BOR being pushed to the following month.
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Eagle Palm Information
First awarded in 1927, Eagle Palms are an award but not a rank. The requirements include earning 5 additional Merit Badges, 3-months tenure, and continued commitment to the Scout Oath, Scout Law and Leadership development.
The Eagle Scout rank requires the Scout to earn 21 Merit Badges. After earning the Eagle Scout rank, each Scout can continue to earn Merit Badges and Eagle Palms until their 18th birthday. The palms are awarded in the traditional Scout order of Bronze (5), Gold (10), and then Silver (15).
Effective August 1, 2017 after successfully completing your Eagle Scout board of review and being validated as an Eagle Scout by the National Service Center, you will be entitled to receive an Eagle Palm for each additional 5 merit badges you have completed before your Eagle Scout board of review. For these Palms only, it will not be necessary for you to complete any of the requirements stated below.
After becoming an Eagle Scout, you may earn additional Palms by completing the following requirements.
1. Be active in the Boy Scouts of America for at least three months after becoming an Eagle Scout or after the last Palm was earned.
2. Since earning the Eagle Scout rank or your last Eagle Palm, demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.
3. Continue to set a satisfactory example of accepting responsibility or demonstrating leadership ability.
4. Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or last Palm.
5. While an Eagle Scout, participate in a Scoutmaster conference. A board of review is no longer required for Eagle Palms
1. Scout completes the Eagle Palm requirements.
2. Unit conducts a Scoutmaster, Varsity Coach or Venture Advisor conference.
3. Unit enters the Palm into Internet Advancement and prints out the Internet Advancement Report. The Eagle Palm Application is no longer required
4. At a Scout Shop, the Unit turns in the Internet Advancement Report and purchases the Eagle Palm and Card.