Eagle Scout Information & Procedures Guide PDF 

National Capital Area Council (2/1/2018)

There is a new version of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook that is an “expandable” PDF. This fillable PDF document contains new functionalities for this electronic workbook that include expandable text boxes and the ability to insert images in JPEG, GIF, TIF, and PNG formats and much much more:  Eagle Scout 2019 UPDATED Eagle Workbook

A two-page brochure was recently made available by the national Advancement Team and is intended for a project beneficiary interested helping a Life Scout with their Eagle Scout Service Project.  

A list of service project planning guidelines that should appear in the Final Plan section of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook.

The Eagle Scout Rank Application is updated annually so Scouts (and Scouters) need to make sure they are using the most current version. This form is completed when all requirements for the rank of Eagle (except the board of review) have been completed. The NCAC Eagle Scout Procedures Guide provides detailed instructions for completing the application, having it reviewed and initialed by the District Eagle Representative, and then sent to the council service center for verification.

NCAC is required by BSA policy to verify all Eagle Scout Rank Applications prior to the Board of Review. This verification ensures that all the Scouts’ dates, requirements, and merit badges are accurate before the candidate sits for his Eagle Board of Review. This procedure reduces errors in submitted ESRAs and improves the overall processing time at the NCAC. The following document mirrors the procedures in the NCAC Eagle Scout Procedures Guide.

Visit the National online advancement resources page for other Eagle Scout resources and forms.

2017-2018 Eagle Service Project Workbook 

National Capital Council Representative

Don Durbin, Program Director

Marriott Scout Service Center
9190 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814-3897


P: 301-530-9360
F: 301-564-9513

Goose Creek District

John Witek, District Commissioner


Kurt Struder, Commissioner


Navigating the Eagle Project for Beneficiaries

Jan 29, 2014 12:15 pm | clarkegreen@gmail.com (Clarke Green)

The B.S.A. has published a helpful guide - Navigating the Eagle Scout Service Project Information for Project Beneficiaries - that defines the way an Eagle Project works from the perspective of the benefiting organization.

Key elements of the process are explained :

  • The Eagle Scout Rank and the Service Project
  • Typical Projects
  • Project Restrictions and Limitations
  • Approving the Project Proposal and Project Scheduling
  • Approving Final Plans
  • Permits, Permissions, and Authorizations
  • Supervision
  • Project Completion and Approval

Much needless confusion and difficulty over the Eagle project can be avoided if everyone involved takes the time to read and understand resources about the whole process of proposing, approving and reviewing an Eagle project. The Eagle Project Workbook (must be saved to your computer and opened with Adobe Reader 9 or later to take advantage of expandable text boxes and importing images). Section 9 of the The Guide to Advancement 2013 explains exactly how the whole process works.

Eagle Scout Rank Application (ESRA)

Please note also that there are now two acceptable versions of the ESRA form being accepted at the Council office, and available on the National Advancements Team website; one for 2013 & one for 2014. 
If ALL of your dates for Requirements 1-6 on the ESRA are before 1/1/14, then you must use the 2013 version of the ESRA. Conversely … 
If ANY of your dates for Requirements 1-6 on the ESRA are after 12/31/13, then you must use the 2014 version of the ESRA 
• NCAC Eagle Scout Procedures Guide (ESPG) – The updated ESPG has been released and is ready for your use, provided ‘you’ have any involvement in either executing (or guiding the execution of) the Life-to-Eagle process within NCAC. This guide is a valuable resource for Life Scouts working towards Eagle and the leaders mentoring those Scouts. You can find it on our Goose Creek webpage, or here … 
• NCAC Eagle Scout Fundraising Application – As mentioned last fall, NCAC only needs to approve the fundraising application included in the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook if a Scout plans to solicit donations amounting to more than $500 from area businesses or organizations that are not associated with your project. Please contact your District Advancement Chair for more information.

Bryan on Scouting, Feb 12 2014

Anyone who attended an Eagle Scout court of honor last year knows 2013 was a great year for Eagle Scouts. The same is true when you step back to look at the nationwide picture of young men who became Eagle Scouts in 2013. And today I learned exactly how many earned Scouting’s highest honor last year. 
That magic number: 56,841. 
That’s the second-highest number of Eagle Scouts in a single year in the 101-year history of the award. It’s bettered only by 2012′s total of 57,976, set during the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Scout award. You may remember that Scouts who earned the rank in 2012 got a special badge. The 56,841 number is impressive, but it’s even more striking when you realize what it means. It means 56,841 young men are now prepared to become great leaders, great husbands and fathers, and great americans because they chose Scouting. 
But the Eagle Scouts themselves aren’t the only ones bettered by the journey. The 9.3 million service hours 2013′s Eagle Scouts recorded during their Eagle projects 
means their communities are forever changed, too. Let’s look at even more numbers. This year I got more data than in past years, including a breakdown of Eagle Scout awards earned by region, total project hours and the average age of the young men who became Eagle Scouts in 2013. 
2013 Eagle Scouts by region 
  • Northeast: 10,670
  • Southern: 15,407
  • Central: 11,450
  • Western: 19,314
Total number of Eagle Scout Service Project hours 
  • Northeast: 1,993,867 hours 
  • Southern: 2,458,892 hours 
  • Central: 1,747,469 hours 
  • Western: 3,146,719 hours 
  • Total: 9,347,047 hours 
Average age of 2013 Eagle Scouts 
  • Northeast: 17.5 
  • Southern: 17.18 
  • Central: 17.28 
  • Western: 16.99 
  • Overall average: 17.24
Number of Eagle Scouts per year, recent years 
  • 2010: 56,176 
  • 2011: 51,473 
  • 2012: 57,976 
  • 2013: 56,841


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