Submitting proposed Eagle Scout Service Projects for Approval
- The scout must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook from the web site when preparing the proposal. A copy of the workbook can be obtained from The Eagle Scout website at http://www.eaglescout.apalachee-bsa.org/forms.html. Then click on Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook.
- A representative of the benefiting organization, the unit leader and the unit committee must approve and sign the proposal before the advancement committee can review the proposal.
- The scout will be given a time for his review and should bring a clearly identified original and four copies of the Proposed Eagle Scout Service Project.
- A member of the District Advancement Committee will meet you to take the original and all copies to the committee for review. Reviews typically only last 15 minutes and the scout should stay on site to answer or clarify any questions or concerns.
- After the review the scout will be given an immediate answer as to the committee's decision.
Official written confirmation of the committee's decision will also be given to the scout at that time. The original and three copies of the proposal will be returned to the scout as well. One copy of the proposal will be retained for the district files.
In approving a project, the Advancement Committee expects the scout to complete all of the proposed work as a minimum requirement. the Eagle Project Chair or the Eagle Board Chair must approve any significant changes. Failure to receive approval of substantial changes may cause the project to be unacceptable by the Eagle Scout Board of Review.
***To schedule your project review;
Scouts should use the Eagle Project Approval Request form located on The Eagle Scout website at http://www.eaglescout.apalachee-bsa.org.
Please Note: Requests for Eagle Project Reviews must be submitted no later than the Wednesday prior to that month's Eagle Boards. Requests submitted after that will be scheduled for the following month.
Helpful hint: 95% of all project proposals that get turned down or require a resubmit are due to lack of details. Write your project in such a way that you could hand it off to someone and they could complete your project with no other instructions.
Details, Details, Details (step by step plan of how the project will be done) Include pictures
Itemize your material list
Provide a total value or cost of materials for project
A typed proposal is easier to read and more professional in appearance