LIFE TO EAGLE POLICY
The basic requirements of the Eagle Rank can be found in your Boy Scout Handbook. An overview is as follows:
1- Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 6 months as a Life Scout.
2- Demonstrate Scout Spirit by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life.
3- Earn a total of 21 merit badges including all from the required list for Eagle.
4- While a Life Scout, you must actively serve for a period of 6
months, in at least one position of responsibility as defined in the
5- While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others, in a service project.
6- Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
Troop 312 Eagle Requirements
Below you will find further explanations of the above Eagle requirements.
Scout Spirit is an important part of
Scouting. It is especially important for you as you work towards
becoming an Eagle candidate. Therefore, it is expected of you, the Life
Scout, to be active in your troop, fully participating in troop
meetings, troop activities, and troop fund raising activities.
Lack of participation clearly shows lack of Scout Spirit, and may be cause for rejection of your Eagle application.
If you’re at all concerned with this part of Scouting, and how it
affects you, it is suggested that you communicate with your
Scoutmaster. As with any problem, sooner is better than later.
As a Life Scout, is expected
that you complete all merit badges as required for the rank of Eagle,
in a timely manner. Please be aware that any last minute effort on your
part to complete required merit badges may jeopardize your chances for
advancement. It's best to follow the Scout motto and "be prepared."
You must also keep in mind, some specific merit badges may take up to 3
months to complete, and as such, should be started no later than the
age of 17 and a half.
Also, merit badge counselors may not always be available at the time you need them, so always be prepared, and plan early.
Leadership is a vital part of the Life Scout rank. You are expected
to serve an active role, a position of responsibility, within your
troop. These roles are as defined in your Scout Handbook. Service is
for a minimum of 6 months.
As a leader, your attendance and participation are important;
other Scouts are depending on you. Should you, as a Life Scout, in the
opinion of the Troop committee, fail to live up to your position of
responsibility, you may not advance.
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