Eagle Resource

Eagle Scout Procedures Guide for the National Capital Area Council

1.     Any version of the ESRA prior to 2013 will no longer be accepted.

2.     Use the 2013 ESRA if Eagle Scout requirements 1 – 6 (everything except the board of Review) were completed in 2013.

3.     Use the 2014 ESRA if any of Eagle Scout requirements 1 – 6 were completed in 2014.

4.     The ESRA must be reviewed and initialed by an approved District Eagle Representative (DER) prior to submitting it for records verification.

5.     For records verification, submit only the first two pages of the Eagle Scout Rank Application (ESRA), nothing more.

6.     The Eagle Scout Package needs to be assembled in accordance with page 42 of the NCAC Eagle Scout Procedures Guide.  (see link above)

7.     After the board of review, place the signed ESRA and the Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose in the front of the Eagle Scout Package.  Please do not place them back in sheet protectors or in the notebook rings because these pages are retained by NCAC and will not be returned.

Margee Egan  |  Program Specialist

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA  National Capital Area Council
Marriott Scout Service Center 9190 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20814
301-214-9197  |  F 301-564-9513 | E margee.egan@scouting.org

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