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Eagle Candidate Info during the COVID-19 Shut Down

 

Procedures:   Scheduling an Eagle Board

We will schedule Eagle Boards in a virtual environment during the COVID-19 shut down.  We will use the Zoom platform. https://zoom.us/   Please call Sandy Balch at 314-660-3960 to schedule an appointment.

All Eagle Scout paperwork can be turned in online to the Greater St Louis Area Council accept the recommendation letters.  These should be given to the Scoutmaster who will send them by email to SandyBear11@gmail.com the scheduled Eagle Board meeting.  Click HERE to find instructions to the Electronic Eagle Scout Application Process.

 

Procedures:  Requesting Eagle Scout Extensions

The National Council has given authority to the local council to grant extensions to Life Scouts who can establish that their work on the Eagle Scout rank was disrupted only due to COVID-19.  Extensions may be granted through September 30, 2020.  Life Scouts will need to complete the Extension Request COVID-19 Form  Extension Form  and attach it to an email to request an extension.  The form should be emailed to eagle@stlbsa.org.

Once the form received is received by the council office it will be sent to the district advancement chair and the council advancement chair to approve.  The Scout will receive a letter from the council office stating they have been approved for the extension.  The Scout will need to attach this letter to the Eagle Scout application when they bring it to the Council office.

Please use the following link for the guidelines to file for an extension.
Extension Form Guidelines




Eagle Candidate Info when not under the COVID-19 Shut Down

 

Procedures:  Scheduling an Eagle Board of Review

The Eagle Boards of Review are scheduled for the 2nd Thursday and 4th Monday of each month.

When not done virtually, meetings take place at the Olivette Community Center, 9723 Grandview Dr., St Louis MO 63132 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  To schedule a Board of Review date and time, the Scout will need to contact Sandy Balch at (314) 660-3960.  The call must be at least 5 days prior to the expected Board of Review date to schedule an appointment.  It is important that the Scout has all material prepared for the meeting.  It is also important that the Scoutmaster or another unit leader attends the Board of Review with the Eagle Scout candidate.

 

Procedures:  Scheduling a Project Proposal Review

1.    The Scout will need to make sure that they are using the most current Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, it is linked to the National site here:
Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook No. 512-927. 

2.    The service project should be helpful to any religious institution, any school or your community.  The project must benefit an organization other that the Boy Scouts of America.

3.    Page E of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook needs to be reviewed and signed by the benefiting organization representative, the unit leader and a unit committee member.

4.    The Scout must not start the project until receiving the approval from the Eagle Board of Review.  The Board members will sign the proposal signifying approval.

The Scout need to bring copies of the following from the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook to the Board of Review: Two (2) copies of the Contact Information page and the following three (3) that describes the project.  Also bring all originals and any other support material, diagrams or pictures.

We encourage the Scoutmaster or another unit leader to attend with the Scout.

 

Procedures:  Submitting the Eagle Scout Application to Council – in Person

Ensure that the Scout is using the most current Eagle Scout Application here.

Eagle Application Form

The following documents should be taken to Council:

1.    Eagle Scout Application with signature from the Scoutmaster and the Unit Committee Chair.

2.    Twenty-one (21) merit badge cards that are listed on the Eagle Scout application.

3.    A Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose

4.    Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook

5.    Five letters of recommendations sealed in envelopes.  (The letters should match the references on Requirement #2 of your Eagle Scout Application.)

Note:  The  documents should only be taken to the council office on 4568 West Pine, St. Louis  MO 63108. The receptionist at the office can usually review the documents while you wait as long as you are there 30 minutes PRIOR to closing. (The office normally closes at 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.)

 

Procedures:  Submitting the Eagle Scout Application to Council – Electronically

Scouts can submitted their Eagle Application electronically using Eagle@stlbsa.org

The file should be submitted in PDF format and cannot exceed 20MB.  Multiple emails with attachments may be needed.

The following must be included:

1.    Eagle Scout Service Project report workbook proposal page E (reflects your approval to start the project containing signatures of your unit leaders, unit committee and beneficiary, as well as Eagle Board of Review).

2.    Eagle Scout Service Project workbook report page C (reflects completion of the project with signatures of beneficiary of the project, unit leaders and your own).

3.    Completed Eagle Scout Application

4.    Copies of completed merit badge cards that corresponds to your Eagle Scout application.

5.    Life Ambition Statement

Upon review completion, your application is sent back to you electronically with the council service center’s signature on the document.  You will need to print this document and present it to the Eagle Board.

The Scout should contact the Eagle Board Chair to schedule an Eagle Board of Review.

The Scout needs to bring to the Eagle Board ALL ORIGINALS, the five (5) letters in sealed in envelopes, and pictures, diagrams or other support material.  Also bring two (2) copies of the following:

1.    The Eagle Scout Application

2.    Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose

3.    The completed Eagle Scout Service Project report (the last section of the workbook)

We encourage the Scoutmaster or another unit leader to attend with the Scout.

Once the Eagle Board has approves your application, you can submit your application again electronically to the Council using Eagle@stlbsa.org. The Council will submit it to the National Office.  Council should contact the Scout when the Eagle Certificate can be picked up at the MacArthur Service Center.  The Eagle Recognition kit will be presented when the Eagle Certificate is picked up.

 

Procedures:  Scheduling the Final Eagle Board of Review

Before scheduling an appointment, the Scout should have the Eagle Application signed by Council.

The Scout needs to bring to the Eagle Board ALL ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS, the five (5) recommendation letters in sealed envelopes, and pictures, diagrams or other support material.  Also bring two (2) additional copies of the following:

1.    The Eagle Scout Application

2.    Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose

3.    The completed Eagle Scout Service Project report (the last section of the workbook)

We encourage the Scoutmaster or another unit leader to attend with the Scout.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Balch, Pathfinder District Eagle Chair at 314-660-3960 or SandyBear11@gmail.com.

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