Eagle Project Workbook Tips
Let's talk Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook!
By Mary Degel, Registrar
The Boy Scouts of America has a new format for the Eagle Scout Service
Project Workbook which became available in January 2012. The new format
allows a Scout to enter more precise information in specific throughout the
workbook. The new Eagle Scout Service Project work- book MUST be used for
projects started after 1/1/2012. (Recycle all outdated work- books.) Along
with a new format comes questions and input on how to best use the workbook
As the Eagle Scout Registrar for the council, here are some tips I would
like to share with your Life Scouts as they prepare their project workbook
for submission with their Eagle Scout paperwork.
- Download the workbook from the council website and save it on your
computer. Type the project information right in the workbook.
- Have the parents/guardian read pages 21 and 22: Message to
Scouts and Parents or Guardian and Excerpts and Summaries from the Guide
- Call the district advancement chair for approval of your
project CONCEPT before completing the Project Proposal, on pages 7-10.
- Call the district advancement chair or Eagle coordinator for
approval of your Project Proposal, pages 7-10. The three signatures must
be secured before the district volunteer will approve the proposal.
- Write up the Final Plan and work it, pages 11-16. Use attachments if
more room is needed for the information.
- Complete the Fundraising Application on page 17 if you are raising
money to fund the service project. Read the directions on page 18 to
understand this process and when you need to use the Application.
Contact the district advancement chair or district Eagle coordinator to
get approval of the fundraising application.
- Complete your Eagle Scout Service Project Report pages 19 and 20.
- Keep a list of the project workers, the date(s) they worked, and
number of hours they worked. You will need to complete the grid on page
20 with this information.
- Submit the list of project workers, the date(s) worked, and number
of hours worked with your Eagle Scout paperwork.
- Upon completion of the project, sign page 20 of the project work.
Also have the Scoutmaster and beneficiary of the project sign the
- Submit photos and other documentation. Attach any "before",
"during", and "after photographs. Attach letters, maps, hand- outs,
printed materials, or similar items that might be helpful to the board
- Do not call the council office for approval of the Project
Proposal or Fundraising Application. Approvals are done by the district
advancement chair or district Eagle coordinator.
- Do not submit the Service Project Work- book or Eagle Scout Rank
Application in a 3-ring binder, bound-edges, or sheet- protectors. The
original paperwork will be returned to the Scout after the board of
- Do not use staples. Staples will be re- moved to make copies of the
- Do not submit loose photographs. Embed photos in a document, mount
them on paper, or keep them to bring to the board of review.
- Do not submit the directions pages from the workbook. Pages 2-5,
page 18, and pages 21-22 do not need to be submitted with the Eagle
- The district advancement team holds an Eagle Preview or Eagle Expo
twice a year. Make sure to attend these events to be up-to-date with the
latest Eagle Scout paperwork information. Check your district website
for dates and locations or contact your district advancement chair.
Youth may download both Eagle Scout Service Project Workbooks from the National Council, BSA website:
For additional information regarding the new workbook, or for answers to other Eagle rank-related questions, feel free to call or email your district's Advancement Chair.