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 six files

  1. READ THIS FIRST (Word) - explains the Life to Eagle process

  2. Electronic Service Project Workbook - pages of the workbook that the Scout must fill in.

  3. Eagle Scout Rank Application No. 512-728 – This application must be used with applying for the Eagle Scout award. You must download this file to a hard disk and open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  4. Eagle Packet Checklist (Excel) - This will assist you in checking your Eagle Scout application and packet. 

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

Scholarships for Eagle Scouts!

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

Effective Oct, 2017

After successfully completing your Eagle Scout board of review on or after Aug. 1, 2017, and being validated as an Eagle Scout by the National Service Center, you will be entitled to receive an Eagle Palm for each additional five merit badges you have completed before your Eagle Scout board of review beyond those required for Eagle. In addition, all current Scouts who completed their Eagle board of review and who had not passed their 18th birthday before Aug, 1, 2017 are entitled as well. For these Palms only, it will not be necessary for you to complete 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. *



*For Varsity Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace “Scoutmaster” with “Varsity Scout Coach.” For Venturers working on Boy Scout requirements, replace “Scoutmaster” with “crew Advisor.”  For Sea Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace “Scoutmaster” with “Skipper.”


**Eagle Palms must be earned in sequence, and the three-month tenure requirement must be observed for each Palm.


***Merit badges earned any time since becoming a Boy Scout may be used to meet this requirement.

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