Advancing from Life to Eagle Scout

The Process and Forms

Congratulations on taking on the challenge of becoming an Eagle Scout, a distinction that will stay with you for a life time.  Since 1912, the Eagle Scout Rank has represented a milestone of accomplishment - perhaps without equal - that is recognized across the country and even the world.

The most current Guide to Advancement is the official Source for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs.  Summary:

  • Prepare the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook ( Scouts must use the current Service Project Workbook. 
  • Complete All the Requirements ( Confirm that the following requirements have been completed before the 18th birthday: merit badges, service project, active participation, Scout spirit, position of responsibility, and unit leader conference
  • Complete the Application ( The Scout must complete the official Eagle Scout Award Application.
  • Submit to District Advancement/Eagle Board Chair( A copy should be made of the application; service project workbook; the Scout’s statement of ambitions and life purpose; and listing of positions, honors, and awards.
  • Council Verifies Application and Board of Review Scheduled ( Everything is checked against council records.
  • Application Returned to Council Service Center ( If a board of review approves a candidate, the signed application, is returned to the local council. 
  • Council Sends Application to National Advancement Team (  
  • National Advancement Team Returns Credentials ( The National Advancement Team validates all applications received. In keeping with established policy, the Eagle Scout rank is earned when the candidate’s award has been approved by the National Council.  
  • Eagle Scout Court of Honor  Once the official documents are received at the council, the Scoutmaster will be notified and the planning of the Eagle Court of Honor will begin. 

District Eagle Chairs

Alligator District Eagle Information

Manatee District Eagle Information

Panther District Eagle Information

Two Rivers District Eagle Information



Find the most current forms at for:

  • Application for Alternation Eagle Scout Rank Merit Badges
  • Belated Eagle Scout Rank Application
  • Eagle Scout Rank Application
  • Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook
  • Individual Scout Advancement Plan
  • Request for Extension of Time to Earn Eagle Scout Rank

Verify Name on Eagle Scout Certificate
After you receive your Eagle Scout Certificate, you have 60 days to contact the council if there are any errors,  After the 60 days, there is a $15 charge to make corrections.  Send corrections to Debi Ryan at:

Journey to Excellence
Every Eagle Scout service project must be registered on the Journey to Excellence website.  For additional information, contact Debi Ryan at:






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