Eagle Scout Board of Review Checklist
- Each Troop should assign an Eagle Advisor as soon as the Scout reaches Life rank.
- Any project proposals must have all the required legal permits in hand before approval will be issued because sometimes permits can take more than three years to get! Hint: School Principals historically have clout to get permits expedited.
- Projects benefiting schools and churches are encouraged!
- You must have a letter from the project beneficiary stating that the project is completed and accepted, before a review is scheduled. Include the letter in your report.
- New rule: If your full class A uniform is improper in any way, you will not get a review that session! Check for:
- Patches located incorrectly; no patches for posts you do not currently hold;
- No Order of the Arrow sashes;
- Belt and uniform pants only (if there is a financial issue the Board will wave the pants requirement but only if you notify them in advance);
- Dress shoes (polished);
- Scarf centered and not backwards; proper slide.
- Know what your merit badge patches are, they will ask you to remove your sash and it will be reviewed.
- The Board requests a heads up call in advance if the Scout has any kind of disability issues (ADHD, muscle disorders, speech impediment, etc.).
- The Board will ask about your family and hobbies or interests in order to get to know you a bit.
- Know the number of hours your project took, have all receipts and letters or other records of all donations with values.
- The report requirements in your handout are minimums:
- lots of photos are encouraged.
- Make sure you have all the information listed in the handout and that it is easily accessed within your report (marked dividers work well).
- There should be at least four copies of the report (photos can be excepted)
- Your advisor or Troop official is there to introduce you and provide you only non-verbal support during the review.
- He (She) will be allowed to answer questions only if directly asked; usually the Scout leaves the room if this occurs.
- No atheist is allowed Eagle status. If the religious preference on the form is blank you will be questioned about your belief in God.
- The Board of Review is a serious event, similar to a job interview or job project presentation. Stand tall, look them in the eye and speak clearly and at proper volume.
It is intimidating, but remember, they havenít eaten a Scout for lunch yet!
Reported by Trudy Loy from a Round Table Breifing Nov 2002