EAGLE ADVANCEMENT INFORMATION
Scouts that have earned the rank of Life are encouraged to begin their Trail to Eagle right away.
Meeting Place: LDS Church, 655 Old Orchard Drive, Danville.
Time: 7 p.m. sharp
Eagle Process Orientation
When: First Thursday of each month (same day/time as Eagle Project Boards of Review). Please email Mr. Candland to let him know you plan to attend. He will email you with a confirmation and additional information so you can come prepared. Scouts MUST bring a pen and paper.
Host: Stuart Candland (925) 922-1884 / Dscatdan1@aol.com
Click this link to send him an email: Stuart Candland
Eagle Service Project Workbook downloading instructions
2016 Eagle Scout Rank Application
Eagle Advancement Checklist (PDF)
Life to Eagle Presentation (PDF)
Meridian District Eagle Scout Resources (PDF )
Meridian District Eagle Boards of Review Schedule - 2016 (PDF)
How do Eagle Rank Advancement Boards Work?
There is no reason to be nervous about your Eagle Boards -- we are here to help you succeed! Here is what happens:
Service Project Proposal Board of Review
Scouts bring their Service Project Workbook to the Board, and make a brief, verbal presentation of their proposal after which they give copies of their Workbook to the Board members. The Board discusses the proposal, ascertains its appropriateness, and evaluates it as a project that has planning and leadership challenges worthy of an Eagle Scout. In all likelihood, the Board will ask additional questions by way of clarification or make suggestions that may be helpful to the Scout in his detail planning. If the Board determines that the proposal meets the criteria for approval, the Board Chair signs the approval page in the master (original) copy of the Workbook on behalf of the District at which time the Scout has approval to continue with his project
Rank Advancement Board of Review
After a Scout has completed the requirements for rank advancement, he appears before a Board of Review. Its purpose is to determine the quality of his experience and decide whether he has fulfilled the requirements for the rank. If so, the Board approves his advancement. The Board of Review date becomes the effective advancement date.
The most common reasons for "failing" a Project Board are missing signatures or not bringing your advisor with you.
Note for adult volunteers
Boards of Review are composed of at least three and no more than six Board members. Members must be at least 21 years old. They need not be on an advancment committee or registered with BSA, but they must have an understanding of the rank and purpose and importnace of the review. We always assign new volunteers with "old timers," so it is very easy to come up to speed on Board participation.
Eagle Project Review Boards
When: First and Third Thursdays of each month
Host: Nicholas Hall (925) 478-5640 firstname.lastname@example.org
Scouts must email at least one week in advance of the meeting as we need to schedule adult volunteers to serve on the Eagle Boards. In your email include your name, Troop number, Advisor's name and email address, the name of the Beneficiary organization, and a brief description of your proposed project. Also, 'cc' your Advisor on all communications.
Bring three copies of your proposal and any supporting materials for the Board to review. Be prepared to give a brief, verbal presentation of your proposal. You MUST have the three signatures (Beneficiary, Scoutmaster, Committee Chair) on your original copy. Bring an adult with you, preferably your Advisor, and wear Class A's. If all of that is done, you can just come on Thursday, no need to drop anything off beforehand.
Eagle Boards of Review
When: First and Third Thursdays of each month
Host: Brent Henderson (925) 212-5453 email@example.com
Scouts must call at least one week in advance of the meeting as we need to schedule adult volunteers to serve on the Eagle Boards.
You must have all Eagle requirements completed and your Eagle application completely signed off before your 18th birthday, and before you can schedule a Final Board of Review, which must be held no later than 90 days after your 18th birthday. You also need to bring an Advancement Report (3 part document) which your Troop can supply. Use the Advancement Checklist to make sure your Rank Advancement application is complete.
Mr. Henderson needs to review your materials in advance, so please phone him to arrange getting these to him.
For current advancement records
Email or call Jennifer Nielsen, Registrar (925) 674-6104 Jennifer.Nielsen@scouting.org
To have the Council sign-off on your Eagle Rank application
SPECIAL NOTE: Please - no calls after 9 p.m.
Email or call Julie Graham, Program Assistant (925) 674-6126 Julie.Graham@Scouting.org