Eagle Project Resources


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:

Read this sample dialogue with a Life Scout about Eagle project ideas

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.

Game of Life to Eagle: Helping Scouts reach the finish line

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 sites and Eagle project fundraising

Crowdfunding is a seamless way to raise money for movies, gadgets and worthy causes. Eagle projects can benefit, too, provided Scouts understand the rules.

Ask the Expert: Are blood drives and other drives acceptable Eagle projects?

Nobody questions the value of these drives, but Scouters often wonder whether they’re acceptable as Eagle Scout service projects.

An Eagle Scout project doesn’t have to be permanent

Physical, construction-based Eagle Scout projects are great. But an Eagle Scout project doesn’t have to be permanent to have a lasting impact.

Ask the Expert: Who approves the Eagle Scout Project Final Plan?

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.

Ask the Expert: Do the hours worked by family members count on an Eagle service project?

Yes, a young man should record the efforts of his siblings just as he would any project volunteer.

The real number of Eagle Scout service hours completed is probably much higher than your Scouts report

Many young men may be improperly recording their Eagle Scout service hours completed on projects, one volunteer says.