Words of Wisdom on the Eagle Process
As Advancement Chair, I receive information from an Eagle candidate twice. The first time is when the Scout turns in their proposal and the second time is when the Scout submits the completed binder.
- The proposal is an overview of the project. My job to see how do-able the project is and if the project affords an opportunity to show leadership, as well as showing planning and development. Meeting with the Scout during this phase is not necessary, but may prove beneficial should the Scout have questions.
- These should be dropped off at the Circle Ten Council office, located at 8605 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, 75235. It is very helpful to me if you would let me know you have dropped it off so that I can know to collect it. Turn around time for proposals is usually one week.
- Proposals must be legible and include all signatures before they can be reviewed. Care should be taken to show not only the scope of the project but how it benefits the community and how the Scout will show leadership.
The second time I receive a binder is when the project is completed. The Scout should review the Eagle Credentials Checklist before turning in their binder as it needs to be complete before a Board of Review can be scheduled.
- This means I should be the third set of eyes to see the binder. The Scout should be the first set to review the work they’ve done, the Project Coach should be the second, and finally mine.
- The binder is dropped off at the Circle Ten Council office. When I get the binder, I make sure everything listed on the Eagle Checklist is included in the binder. A Board of Review will then be scheduled. (Project Coaches or other parties should not bring missing materials to Boards).
Lastly, all correspondence from the Scout should include the Project Coach. It is important to follow ‘two-deep’ leadership even in e-mails.
Questions? Please contact Mr. Bennett at email@example.com or 214-215-7133.