What is an Eagle Project?
The Eagle Project is a project that demonstrates your skills in organization, planning, presentation and leadership. It will put into practice all the skills you have learned as well as the leadership experience you have gained will in scouts.
When can I start?
As the project is seen as the showcase of your skills and leadership you will need to demonstrate to the adult leadership that you have developed enough of these skills, especially leadership, to be able to execute the project plan without assistants from the adult leaders or parents. Adults can provide transportation and lots of manual labor.
What approvals do I need?
You will need to have the final draft of the project signed off by the Scoutmaster, Committee Chairman and Eagle Councilor.
What is Troop 782’s process?
· Meet with Scoutmaster and Venture Patrol adult leader to discuss the process and review the project from a conceptual basis
· Talk with the agency manager at the sponsoring agency
· Identify a Eagle Councilor and discuss the project with him
· Put together a formal project presentation
· Schedule with the committee chairman a date at which you can present the project to the committee. In advance of the meeting distribute copies of the “draft package” to the scoutmaster, committee chairman and venture patrol adult leader. As an option you may distribute copies to all the adult leaders and committee members
· Present your project to the committee for comments and review
· Make adjustments to the package and prepare a final draft
· Obtain signatures form the scoutmaster and committee chairman
· Present your project and obtain signoff from your Eagle Councilor
· Schedule with the scoutmaster dates when you will have the troop work on the project. These dates will be set as not to interfere with the scheduled troop outings
· Recruit scouts and adult leadership to complete your project
· Execute your project and bring final package to scoutmaster for signoff
Any other tips I should know about?
· The councilors are looking for projects with hours in the 200 plus range
· Project should be geared so that scouts of all ages and skills can work on it
· Package should be written up so that it can be handed to someone and completed without your involvement
· The write-up should address the following: supervision (2 deep adult leadership), transportation, financing, materials lists, crew organization, safety, timeline and schedule.
· We have other scouts projects that can be used as reference
· Talk to councilor about what they are looking for in terms of scope and hours