Trail to Eagle


Do not google for the information.  You could end up with outdated information and have your project proposal rejected and/or your Eagle application!!!!

Eagle Letter to Unit Leaders

Eagle information letter to Scoutmasters, Crew Leader, Committee Chairs and Advancement Chairs on the new Eagle Scout Project Workbook and Eagle Scout Appliaction as of March 31, 2014.  Letter also advises how to prepare Eagle packet for presentation.

Eagle Letter to Life Scouts

Helpful information for Scouts preparing for their Eagle project and final application as of March 31, 2014.  

Eagle Award Candidate Guidelines

This document was up-dated on March 31, 2014 and will provide you with guidelines to help you meet the requirements and fill out the paperwork to become an Eagle Scout.  Included is the information you need to fill out your project workbook and a check sheet to use for filling out your Eagle application.

Eagle Project Workbook

(New Expandable .PDF, as of January 1, 2012)

New functionalities for this electronic workbook include expandable text boxes and the abilitiy to insert iamges in JPEG, GIF, TIF and PNG formats.  Before you download the new workbook, be sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Acrobate reader.  The new functionality may not work in older versions.  Effective January1, 2012 work book No. 512-927 MUST be used.    

Eagle Scout Rank Application 

Prefered application for users with Word 2007 or 2010.   This application MUST be in COLOR and PRINTED BACK TO BACK.  All others, use the application below. 

Eagle Scout Rank Application

Eagle Scout Guidelines for Elected Officials and/or Distinguished Guests Participation in Ceremonies

Alternative Eagle Scout Rank Merit Badges Application

Lost Eagle Scout Rank Credentials 
Reprint requests for Eagle Scout credentials should be directed to the National Distribution Center’s customer service line at 1-800-323-0732, extensions 458 or 488, or

Eagle Scout Rank
To earn the rank, a Boy Scout must:

Progress through the ranks in the following order:

Second Class
First Class

Earn 21 merit badges, including these 13 required:

First Aid
Citizenship in the Community
Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the World
Environmental Science or Sustainability
Personal Fitness
Family Life
Personal Management
Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving
Cycling or Hiking or Swimming

The Scout must also complete the following requirements

Serve six months in a troop leadership position.
Plan, develop, and give leadership to a service project for a religious community organization or a school.
Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.

Boy Scouts with disabilities may qualify for the Eagle Scout rank by fulfilling alternative requirements as determined by their council.