Submitting Your Paperwork

The details of the process for submitting your Eagle paperwork are on page 8 the Chester County Council Eagle Scout Handbook, which you should have been using since the start of the process. Refer to this checklist and go through it line by line to be sure nothing is missing.  You will need to have:

  • Completed Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook including signatures.

  • Completed Eagle Scout Rank Application including signatures.

  • Both copies of your Ambitions and Life Purpose statement.

  • Eagle Project Summary and Yearbook Information printout.

  • Completed reference letters (these should have been sent directly to your Scoutmaster. You are not allowed to handle the completed reference forms.)

All of the details of these items, including a step-by-step checklist, are included in the Handbook. Be sure to follow these instructions exactly.

The national advancement policies do not allow you deliver the reference letters.  They also do not allow the board of review to be scheduled until the paperwork is in the hands of the board chair.

After the paperwork has been submitted, your Scoutmaster should contact the board chair and schedule your board of review.

NOTE: If you are turning 18, all the requirements through the Scoutmaster conference must be completed BEFORE your 18th birthday.  The paperwork must then be submitted promptly to the Council office.  Your board of review can be held after your 18th birthday.

If there are any questions about procedures at any time, contact your Scoutmaster or your District Advancement Chairman.

NOTE: The above description specifically refers to handling the paperwork in the Chester County Council, BSA.  Check with your Council, District, or Troop for instructions on how to submit your paperwork in other Councils.

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Web site last updated 3/21/2024