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There are four ''different'' sources for the [[Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project]] requirements:
There are four ''different'' sources for the [[Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project]] requirements:
# [[Boy Scout Requirements]]
# [[Boy Scout Requirements]]
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# Workbook
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# [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-927_fillable.pdf ''Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook'' No. 512-927] (current "fillable" version released October 2015)
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## [http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-927.pdf Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook] (obsoleted fall 2011)
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# [[Guide to Advancement]] #33088
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## [http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-927_fillable.pdf Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook] (current version released fall 2011)
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# [[Advancement Policies]] #33088
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# [[Boy Scout Handbook]]
# [[Boy Scout Handbook]]
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Unfortunately no two of these list exactly the same requirements. So how do you know which requirements to follow?
Unfortunately no two of these list exactly the same requirements. So how do you know which requirements to follow?
The [[Media:Eagle Project Plan Checklist.pdf|Eagle Project Checklist]] combines all of the requirements onto one page. Where there are differences, it uses the wording from the more important source:
The [[Media:Eagle Project Plan Checklist.pdf|Eagle Project Checklist]] combines all of the requirements onto one page. Where there are differences, it uses the wording from the more important source:
{{Checklist|The [[:Media:Eagle_Project_Plan_Checklist.pdf|Eagle Project Plan Checklist.pdf]] {{PDF}} compiles all 27 Eagle Scout Leadership Service<br> Project requirements from four different sources into a single page.|auto}}
{{Checklist|The [[:Media:Eagle_Project_Plan_Checklist.pdf|Eagle Project Plan Checklist.pdf]] {{PDF}} compiles all 27 Eagle Scout Leadership Service<br> Project requirements from four different sources into a single page.|auto}}
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Also see the [[Media:Sample Eagle Project Ideas.pdf|Sample Eagle Project Ideas]] {{PDF}} for 100 ideas on one page. ''"The Scout must secure the prior approval of his unit leader, his unit committee, and the benefactor of the project."
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Also see the [[Media:Sample Eagle Project Ideas.pdf|Sample Eagle Project Ideas]] (2009) {{PDF}} for 100 ideas on one page.
==Requirement==
==Requirement==
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{{BSR|2009}}
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{{BSR|2018}}
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{{Quote-source|5. While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project should benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) The project plan must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your Scoutmaster and troop committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA Publication No. 18-927E, in meeting this requirement.|[[Boy Scout Requirements]], p. 17}}
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{{Quote-source|5. While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the [https://www.scouting.org/programs/boy-scouts/advancement-and-awards/eagle-scout-workbook/ Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, BSA publication No. 512-927], in meeting this requirement. (To learn more about the Eagle Scout service project, see the ''[[Guide to Advancement]]'', topics 9.0.2.0 through 9.0.2.16.)|[[Boy Scout Requirements]], p. 22}}
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'''[[Boy Scout Requirements]], pp. 20-21'''<br>
'''[[Boy Scout Requirements]], pp. 20-21'''<br>
While a Life Scout, a Scout must plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project to any religious institution, school, or community.
While a Life Scout, a Scout must plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project to any religious institution, school, or community.
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All the work on the project must be done while the candidate is a Life Scout and before the candidate's 18th birthday.
All the work on the project must be done while the candidate is a Life Scout and before the candidate's 18th birthday.
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The variety of projects performed throughout the nation by Scouts earning their Eagle Scout Award is staggering. Only those living in an area can determine the greatest value and need for that area. Determine, therefore, whether the project is big enough, appropriate, and worth doing. For ideas and opportunities, the Scout can consult people such as school administrators, religious leaders, local government department directors, or a United Way agency's personnel.
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The variety of projects performed throughout the nation by Scouts earning their Eagle Scout Award is staggering. Only those living in an area can determine the greatest value and need for that area. Determine, therefore, whether the project is big enough, appropriate, and worth doing. For ideas and opportunities, the Scout can consult people such as school administrators, religious leaders, local government department directors, or a United Way agency's personnel.-->
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== ''Guide to Advancement'' ==
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The following sections in the 2017 ''Guide to Advancement'' provide guidance on each portion of the Eagle Scout service project:
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*[https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/eagle-scout-rank/#9022 9.0.2.2 “While a Life Scout …”]
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*[https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/eagle-scout-rank/#9023 9.0.2.3 “Plan, Develop …”]
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*[https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/eagle-scout-rank/#9024 9.0.2.4 “Give Leadership to Others …”]
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*[https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/eagle-scout-rank/#9025 9.0.2.5 “Helpful to Any Religious Institution, Any School, or Your Community”]
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*[https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/eagle-scout-rank/#9026 9.0.2.6 “Benefit an Organization Other Than the Boy Scouts of America”]
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*[https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/eagle-scout-rank/#9027 9.0.2.7 “Proposal Must Be Approved … Before You Start”]
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*[https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/eagle-scout-rank/#9028 9.0.2.8 “Use the ''Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook''“]
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''"The district or council advancement committee also can be helpful by identifying possible projects."''
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==Examples==
==Examples==
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''From the [http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-927.pdf Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook No. 512-927 (2009 Printing)]''
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::From the ''Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook'' No. 512-927 (2009 Printing)
A look at some projects other Scouts have done for their Eagle Scout Award illustrates that
A look at some projects other Scouts have done for their Eagle Scout Award illustrates that

Revision as of 03:33, April 5, 2018

MeritBadge.Org's Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project page combines Boy Scout Requirements,
Project Workbook, Advancement Policies and Handbook requirements into the Eagle Project Checklist Adobe Acrobat PDF.
Also see the Sample Eagle Project Ideas Adobe Acrobat PDF and Eagle Scout Rank.

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Contents

Checklist

There are four different sources for the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project requirements:

  1. Boy Scout Requirements
  2. Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook No. 512-927 (current "fillable" version released October 2015)
  3. Guide to Advancement #33088
  4. Boy Scout Handbook

Also see the Sample Eagle Project Ideas (2009) Adobe Acrobat PDF for 100 ideas on one page.

Requirement


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
2018 Boy Scout Requirements, No. 33216, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)
5. While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, BSA publication No. 512-927, in meeting this requirement. (To learn more about the Eagle Scout service project, see the Guide to Advancement, topics 9.0.2.0 through 9.0.2.16.)
Boy Scout Requirements, p. 22


Guide to Advancement


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Guide To Advancement, 2017 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #637685)

The following sections in the 2017 Guide to Advancement provide guidance on each portion of the Eagle Scout service project:

Examples

From the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook No. 512-927 (2009 Printing)

A look at some projects other Scouts have done for their Eagle Scout Award illustrates that your project can be to construct something or can be to render a service. Scouts have

  • Made trays to fasten to wheelchairs for veterans with disabilities at a Veterans Administration hospital.
  • Collected used books and distributed them to people in the community who wanted and needed, but could not afford, books.
  • Built a sturdy footbridge across a brook to make a safe shortcut for children between their homes and school.
  • Collected and repaired used toys and gave them to a home for children with disabilities.
  • Organized and operated a bicycle safety campaign. This involved a written safety test, equipment safety check, and a skills contest in a bike rodeo.
  • Surveyed the remains of an old Spanish mission and prepared an accurate map relating it to the present church.
  • Built a “tot lot” in a big city neighborhood and set up a schedule for Boy Scouts to help run it.
  • Set up a community study center for children who needed a place to do schoolwork.
  • Trained fellow students as audiovisual aides for their school. Arranged for more than 200 hours of audiovisual work.
  • Prepared plans for a footbridge on a trail in a national forest. Worked with rangers to learn the skills necessary to build the structure, gathered materials and tools, and then directed a Scout work group to do the construction.

History

Here is the history of changes to the Eagle Scout Service Project requirement. For other BSA history see the Boy Scouts of America Historical Highlights.

  • Prior to 1952 – There was no Eagle Scout Service requirement.
  • 1952 – "Do your best to help in your home, school, church and community."
  • 1961 – "Do your best to help in your home, school, church or synagogue, and community."
  • 1965 – "3. While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and carry out a service project helpful to your church or synagogue, school, or community approved in advance by your Scoutmaster."
  • 1972 – "4. While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and carry out a service project helpful to your religious institution, school, or town. This project must be approved by your Scoutmaster and troop committee before you start."
  • 1994 – "5. While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. The project idea must be approved by your Scoutmaster and troop committee and approved by the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook in meeting this requirement."
  • 1999 – "5. While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project should benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) The project plan must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your Scoutmaster and troop committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA Publication No. 18-927, in meeting this requirement."
  • 2002 – "5. …You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA Publication No. 18-927B, in meeting this requirement."
  • 2003 – "5. …You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA Publication No. 18-927C, in meeting this requirement."
  • 2004 – "5. …You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA Publication No. 18-927D, in meeting this requirement."
  • 2008 – "5. …You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA Publication No. 18-927E, in meeting this requirement."
  • 2009 – "5. …You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA Publication No. 512-927, in meeting this requirement."

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