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Here are the steps to get ready for your Eagle Scout Board of Review:
Get permission from the appropriate references to use their information onyour Eagle Rank Application. Do NOT ask them to write references yet (see later)! Note that ALL fields on ALL references must be complete, but IF you have never held a job where taxes were withheld, you do not need to complete the line for Employer. Note that your parents ARE requested to write a reference for you. Also, IF you are NOT a member of a formal religious organization, you may specify a relative for your Religious reference. IF you are home-schooled, you may use a parent for your Education reference, but this should be a different reference than your Parent/Guardian. Make sure all mailing addresses are complete, including city/state/zip code.
If you have questions about any of the above, please e-mail the District Advancement Committee Vice-chair for Eagle Issues, Rufus Woody III at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After your successful Eagle Scout Board of Review, you should first make at least one copy of the original Eagle Scout Rank Application that your Board of Review members signed (both sides). You may want other copies for yourself and/or your Eagle Coach, but you must turn in the original to Circle Ten Council (along with some (simple) paperwork that they provide). You must turn in a copy to your Troop's Advancement so they can record it in your Troop's record-keeping system (e.g., TroopMaster, if that is what your Troop uses).
You are an Eagle Scout on the day you successfully complete your Eagle Scout Board of Review (and, by the way, for the rest of your life)! The paperwork you submit to Circle Ten Council will in turn be submitted to BSA "national" for further approval/documentation. When Council receives BSA's approval, your Scoutmaster will be notified (because of that extra (simple) paperwork that was turned in with your approved Eagle Scout Rank Application) and you may pick up your award from the Council office. Note that Eagle Scout Ross Perot provides much of what you will pick up at Council -- e.g., your Eagle pin, your parent pins, your mentor pin, etc. If you wish to purchase an Eagle Scout patch to sew on your uniform, you will need to bring "proof" that you are an Eagle Scout; that extra copy you made (above) for personal use will suffice for this purpose!
Now, on to planning your Eagle Scout Court of Honor ... !!
Note: If you remain an active member of your Troop, you now have the opportunity to earn Eagle Palms if you are still under 18 years old. If you are already 18 years old, your Adult Leader record will reflect that you are an Eagle Scout (and what date you earned it)!
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Additional resources are available at several independent sources, including:
The Five Trails District Advancement Committee maintains a list of MB Counselors.
If you need assistance finding MB Counselors for particular MBs, email MBCounselors@fivetrails.org.