Eagle Project Resources
WHAT MAKES A GOOD EAGLE PROJECT?
A good Eagle project should:
• Allow you to show planning, development and leadership skills.
• Benefit a religious institution, a school or your community. (It can’t benefit Scouting, so a project at your council camp is out.)
• Be feasible. You’ll need to show it’s realistic for you to carry out.
• Address safety issues. What will you do to prevent injury? What happens if someone gets hurt?
You’ll find more suggestions, tips and requirements in the official Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook at scouting.org/advancement.
Find more tips and ideas in the following articles:
For many young men, the Eagle Scout Service Project is the toughest part of the journey to Eagle. Here’s how to help them with Eagle project ideas.
Longtime Life-to-Eagle coordinators offer their best advice for ensuring every Scout comes out a winner in the game of Life to Eagle.
Crowdfunding is a seamless way to raise money for movies, gadgets and worthy causes. Eagle projects can benefit, too, provided Scouts understand the rules.
Nobody questions the value of these drives, but Scouters often wonder whether they’re acceptable as Eagle Scout service projects.
Physical, construction-based Eagle Scout projects are great. But an Eagle Scout project doesn’t have to be permanent to have a lasting impact.
Trevor asks whether he can complete the Eagle Scout Project Final Plan section of his Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook after the project is completed.
Yes, a young man should record the efforts of his siblings just as he would any project volunteer.
Many young men may be improperly recording their Eagle Scout service hours completed on projects, one volunteer says.