The Eagle Scout Process

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.
There are a series of steps to be followed. These steps are outlined in the attached files. Simply download each item and follow the instructions.

Notice: These Forms Are Approved For Use Only
By Grand Canyon Council Eagle Candidates.


There are seven files:

  1. READ THIS FIRST (Word) - explains the Life to Eagle process
  2. Electronic Eagle Requirement Checker (Excel) - This optional aid will assist you in checking your Scout record for common errors encountered while filling out the application.   NOTE: This file is only supported in Microsoft Excel
  3. Eagle Scout Rank Application No. 512-728This application must be used with applying for the Eagle Scout award. You must download this file to a hard disk and and open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  4. Eagle Scout Rank Application Instructions (PDF)
  5. Electronic Service Project Workbook (PDF) - pages of the workbook that the Scout must fill in.
  6. Statement of Ambitions and Life purpose and a Listing of Positions (Word) - In preparation for your board of review, prepare and attach to your Eagle Scout Rank Application a statement of your ambitions and life purpose and a listing of positions held in your religious institution, school, camp, community, or other organizations, during which you demonstrated leadership skills. Include honors and awards received during this service.
  7. Reference Letter Form (Word) - the reference letter form, six copies

Life to Eagle Process presentation (YouTube)               For Parents, unit leaders and Scouts

Unit Eagle Scout Advisor Briefing (YouTube)                For unit adults who assist Eagle candidates

EAGLE SCOUT SERVICE PROJECTS: Points of Contact and Project Ideas. This is a list of contacts for Eagle Projects and Unit Service Projects. Click here for listing.

Need ideas for Eagle Projects?  See what has been done in the past here.

Life to Eagle Presentation (.ppt file)

Scholarships for Eagle Scouts: Click Here

Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award Application
The National Eagle Scout Association has 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, which is part of the requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award. Each local council will choose a council-level winner, and from that pool, each region will pick a region-level winner. A national winner then will be selected from the four regional finalists. Applications are due by January 21 each year. Click here for application.

The Eagle Palm Process

To obtain Eagle Palms follow the following process.

  1. Scout completes the requirements for a Palm
  2. Unit has a board of review. 
  3. The unit enters the Palm into Internet Advancement and prints out an Internet Advancement Report  (For Scouts who have earned 76 merit badges or more, use the paper Advancement Report form found on the Grand Canyon Council forms page)
  4. Unit goes to the Scout Shop turns over the IA Advancement Report and purchases the Palm and card.

There is no longer a need to have the Eagle Scout Palm application.