Eagle Information for Redwood District
Your Eagle Scout Service Project
There are several stipulations set forth by National BSA:
- There are no required minimum hours for a project. Your project does need to be of sufficient scope to demonstrate leadership and provide a significant service to the beneficiary.
- Routine labor is not normally appropriate for a project.
- Projects generally may not be of a commercial nature or for a business.
- A project may not be a fundraiser. In other words, it may not be an effort that primarily collects money, even for a worthy charity.
- No more than one Eagle Scout candidate may receive credit for working on the same Eagle Scout service project.
- Projects must not be performed for the Boy Scouts of America, or its councils, districts, units, or properties.
Your Eagle Scout Service Project Proposal MUST be signed by five different people before you can begin working on your project:
- Your Scoutmaster
- Someone from your Troop Committee
- The Project Beneficiary
- The Redwood District Eagle Project Approver
All blue boxes in your proposal must be filled in. If a blue box doesn’t apply to your project, then put that in the blue box. The first four signatures can be on multiple pages, if needed and may be signed in any order; however, the District Eagle Project Approver must be the final signature you receive.
There is currently one person in Redwood District who approve Eagle Projects. Your project must be approved by Mrs. Fosnes, email@example.com. You will need to email her the proposal section, all 4 signatures and the images from page C. Please label these files with, your first name, last name and either proposal, photos, or signature page. These files should be pdf or doc files. Please don’t send these files via any links, even Google. A Zoom meeting is required, with a parent to get her signature. DocuSign is not a way to get her signature.
Completing your Eagle Scout paperwork
When you have completed your project, you need to do the following:
- Fill out the rest of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook completely, including required signatures. All blue boxes need something in them.
- Include about 20 photos showing people working on your project and one or more photos of your completed project.
- Complete the Eagle Scout Rank Application and obtain all the required signatures.
- Statement from requirement #6 of the above application. Ambitions (at least 1 paragraph), Life Purpose (at least 1 paragraph,) and a list (not a paragraph) of Positions Held and Honors/Awards, including those outside of Scouting.
Your Project as well as all the other rank requirements and Scoutmaster Conference MUST be completed before your 18th birthday. If you don’t submit your paperwork to the Service Center before your birthday, it should be soon after. We have a limited amount of time to process your paperwork and hold your Eagle Board. This is a stipulation from National.
Submitting your Eagle paperwork
When you have completed all the necessary steps for Eagle, you should submit the above files, to Mrs. Fosnes, firstname.lastname@example.org and copy your unit leaders and one of both of your parents. Please label these files with, your first name, last name and either workbook, photos, rank app, statement, or signature page. This should be presented in a way that shows pride in your work. You are representing yourself to the Eagle Board. You should want to make a good impression.
Please make sure that the Advancement Chair in your Troop has submitted all your Merit Badges and Rank Advancements to the Council through Scoutbook/Internet Advancement. These should be entered and needs to be at least at the Leader Approved or Awarded level and not at the Completed level. Your paperwork cannot be processed and your Eagle Board cannot be scheduled until this is completed.
Also, please be sure that your Position(s) of Responsibility on your Eagle Rank Application’s start date begins on or after your Life Board of Review date and covers a period of at least six months. Your Eagle Rank Application will need to be approved by the council office.
Your Eagle Scout Board of Review
After your rank application has been has approved, you will be contacted by Mrs. Fosnes to schedule your Eagle Scout Board of Review. In Redwood District, Eagle Boards are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7:30pm, either on Zoom or in-person at Redeemer School in Redwood City.
After your Eagle Scout Board of Review
After your Eagle Board of Review, the results need to be processed with the Council and National offices, which can take up to 5 weeks before your Eagle Certificate is received at the Council office. Your Scoutmaster will be contacted when the Council receives your Eagle Certificate. It is best not to schedule your Eagle Court of Honor for at least 6 weeks after having your Eagle Board, to make sure there are no questions from National.
For the requirements for Eagle Palms please click here.