Life to Eagle


The links and resources in this area will help the Life Scout negotiate through the procedures and requirements to attain the rank of “Eagle”.

Troop 158 Life to Eagle CoordinatorMr. Jim Lampe (Eagle Scout, 1989)

Please view a copy of the latest Troop 158 Life to Eagle Presentation here

Eagle Scout Requirements: Found here

Here is a high-level overview of the process

After completing their Life Board of Review, the Eagle candidate will work on Eagle requirements #1-4 and Requirement #5 (The Eagle Scout Service Project).  After selecting a potential project, completing the Project Proposal section of the workbook and getting the signatures of the Troop 158 Scoutmaster (Mr. Meny) and Committee Chair (Mr. Kuwashima) and the project beneficiary, the Eagle candidate will select a Powhatan District Eagle Advisor from this list here, and obtain their signature approving the project proposal.

LINK:  Eagle Scout Procedures Guide (2019)

3-Ring Binder– The Eagle candidate should obtain a 3-ring binder (may be available from the Troop) and create their Eagle workbook.  When the binder is complete it will ultimately contain these documents and be in this order

LINK:  Eagle Binder/Workbook- Order of Documents

Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook– There is a new version of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook that is an “expandable” PDF. This fillable PDF document contains new functionalities for this electronic workbook that include expandable text boxes and the ability to insert images in JPEG, GIF, TIF, and PNG formats and much more:

LINK:  Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook

A two-page brochure was recently made available by the national Advancement Team and is intended for a project beneficiary interested helping a Life Scout with their Eagle Scout Service Project.

LINK: Navigating the Eagle Scout Service Project; Information for Project Beneficiaries

Eagle Scout Service Project- The Eagle Scout service project must benefit a community, religious institution, or school.  It may not benefit the BSA or Troop158.  It may also not benefit a private business.  The project must provide the ability for the Eagle candidate to provide leadership.

LINK: BSA Project Ideas Generator

LINK: Project Ideas

The Guide to Safe Scouting provides information applicable to a Scout’s Eagle Scout Service Project. The first are age guidelines for the use of hand tools and power tools, working heights and elevations, and excavations. The second is a list of service project planning guidelines that should appear in the Final Plan section of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook.

LINK:  Guide to Safe Scouting Age Guidelines for Tool Use and Work at Elevations or Excavations

LINK:  Guide to Safe Scouting Service Project Planning Guidelines

The Eagle Scout Rank Application (ESRA) is updated annually so Scouts (and Scouters) need to make sure they are using the most current version. This form is completed when all requirements for the rank of Eagle (except the board of review) have been completed. The NCAC Eagle Scout Procedures Guide provides detailed instructions for completing the application, having it reviewed and initialed by the District Eagle Representative, and then sent to the council service center for verification.

LINK:  2019 Eagle Scout Rank Application

NCAC is required by BSA policy to verify all Eagle Scout Rank Applications prior to the Board of Review. This verification ensures that all the Scouts’ dates, requirements, and merit badges are accurate before the candidate sits for his Eagle Board of Review. This procedure reduces errors in submitted ESRAs and improves the overall processing time at the NCAC. The following document mirrors the procedures in the NCAC Eagle Scout Procedures Guide.

LINK:  NCAC Eagle Scout Verification Procedures

The National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout leadership service project. Each year, local councils select a council-level winner, and from that pool, each region selects a region-level winner. A national winner is then selected from the four regional finalists.

Also visit the Powhatan District Life to Eagle Resources page:

Good luck on your trail to Eagle!