Pinnacle Peak Eagle Services
The steps required to advance from Life Scout to Eagle Scout can seem to be confusing and difficult. The process is quite well structured, so don’t let it overwhelm you! We are here to help.
The follow provides step-by-step instructions for Lie 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 may be downloaded from the Grand Canyon Council Eagle webpage.
Note: be sure that 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
- Read the instructions included in the Eagle Project workbook.
- Identify a project you with to lead that meets Eagle Scout Requirement 5.
- Prepare the project proposal section of the workbook and have it signed by the beneficiary, your Scoutmaster, and your Committee Chair.
- Contact a Pinnacle Peak District Project Approver to set up an appointment to have the project approved. Note that the district will not approve a project until all other signatures have been obtained. Projects cannot be approved retroactively. Do not start actual work on the project until district approval has been obtained.
Step 3: Conduct the Project
Note: While it is not required, it is highly recommended that the Scout have a project coach. The roach of a coach is the assist the Scout in overcoming obstacles to success on their 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 their unit they should contact District Advancement Committee Chair Brian Flynn at 480-483-3583, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to fill outthe 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
Once the project and all Eagle requirements have been completed, the Eagle candidate must contact the host of the month for the month they wish to have their Board of Review. This host will check and verify the entire Eagle Packet. One the packet has been certified, the candidate may schedule their Eagle Board of Review. See this PDF for Board host contact information.
Packets must be submitted for verification at least two weeks prior to the Eagle Board of Review date. Board reservations must be made at least one week prior to the Eagle Board of Review Date. Eagle Boards of Review are held on the second Thursday of each month.
The Eagle packet must include all of the following:
- Eagle Scout Application signed by the registered unit leader and committee chair.
- It is recommended that the application be filled out on a computer.
- Applications which are not legible will not be verified.
- Letters of recommendation from the six individuals required, five if the Scout is not employed.
- Note: if the Scout is not a member of a religious organization, they may write a letter of affirmation attesting to their beliefs in a higher power or have a parent provide this reference.
- Statement of ambitions and life purpose and a listing of positions held outside of Scouting.
- Print out of current member summary report from internet advancement. This can be obtained from the unit leader responsible for Internet Advancement or Scoutbook.
- The name and phone number of two adults who will be at the Board of Review and available to sit on the board of another candidate.
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