boyscout-logoThe Eagle Scout Process

The steps required to advance from Life Scout to Eagle Scout can seem to be confusing and difficult. Actually, the process is quite well structured.
There are a series of steps to be followed. These steps are outlined in the attached files. Simply download each item and follow the instructions.
The material is available for download in two formats: individual files or one ZIP file containing all eight items.
The documents contain all the documents contained in the hard copy Eagle Packet

Notice: These Forms Are Approved For Use Only
By Grand Canyon Council Eagle Candidates.

NEW EAGLE PROCESS (updated 5/19/15)
There are seven files:

  1. READ THIS FIRST (Word) – explains the Life to Eagle process
  2. Electronic Eagle Requirement Checker (Excel) – checks Scout`s record for errors and provides summaries of his merit badges, rank advancements, and a check sheet to aid in completing the process. Prints a draft copy of both pages of the Eagles Scout Rank Application with some of the required information. This information must be copied onto the Eagle Scout Application. NOTE: This file is only supported in Microsoft Excel
  3. Eagle Scout Rank Application No. 512-728 – This application must be used with applying for the Eagle Scout award. Instructions for filling out the form are here.
  4. Eagle Scout Rank Application Instructions (Word)
  5. Electronic Service Project Workbook (PDF) – pages of the workbook that the Scout must fill in.
  6. Requirement 7 (Word) – “Life Purpose, Ambitions and Awards Received” form
  7. Reference Letter Form (Word) – the reference letter form, six copies


EAGLE SCOUT SERVICE PROJECTS: Points of Contact and Project Ideas. This is a list of contacts for Eagle Projects and Unit Service Projects. Click here for listing.


Life to Eagle Presentation (.ppt file)

Scholarships for Eagle Scouts:

Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award Application
The National Eagle Scout Association has established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout leadership service project, which is part of the requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award. Each local council will choose a council-level winner, and from that pool, each region will pick a region-level winner. A national winner then will be selected from the four regional finalists. Applications are due by January 21 each year. Click here for application.

The Eagle Palm Process

To obtain Eagle Palms follow the following process.

  1. Scout completes the requirements for a Palm
  2. The national Eagle Scout Palm Application form is filled in.  It is located here, and will be on the Council’s form page:
  3. Unit has a board of review. The board of review signs the Eagle Scout Palm Application form.
  4. The unit enters the Palm into Internet Advancement and prints out an Internet Advancement Report  (For Scouts who have earned 76 merit badges or more, use the paper Advancement Report form found on the Grand Canyon Council forms page)
  5. Unit goes to the Scout Shop, turns over the Eagle Scout Application form and the IA Advancement Report and purchases the Palm and card.

There is no longer a need to have the application approved by council prior to handing the form in to the Scout Shop.


National_Eagle_Scout_Association.svgNational Eagle Scout Association

  • Founded in 1972, the National Eagle Scout Association maintains contact with Eagle Scouts to sustain their interest in Scouting.
  • Eagle Scouts in good standing may join.
  • Applications for membership are available through:
    • Local council
    • The NESA Web page
    • Contacting the Scouting Alumni Association at the national office
  • For more information, visit the official NESA website at .