- MeritBadge.org (achievement resources for all types of Scout units)
- Video clips for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class requirements
- Advancement News archives
Eagle Scout workshop
Are the Scouts in your troop, team, or crew ready for the trail to Eagle Scout?
The Balboa Oaks District is pleased to present its Eagle Scout Workshop - To Go!
A 15-20 minute unit presentation designed to introduce your Scouts, parents, and unit leaders to the requirements and process of the Eagle Scout Rank Application and the Eagle Scout Service Project workbook - and the problems that sometimes occur along the way.
Contact Eagle Scout Coordinator Tony Tosatto to schedule your Eagle Scout Workshop - To Go: (805) 750-3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Powerpoint presentation or Word document handout or both
When reporting youth advancements to the council, please follow these guidelines.
- Print, do not use cursive.
- Use the full name that the Scout was registered with. Do not use nicknames or alternate names, as the council will be unable to locate the Scout's records.
- Use a separate form for each unit (pack, troop, team, crew, or ship).
- Use a separate list of achievements for each Scout. List each achievement on a separate line.
- Use the complete date that the award was earned (including month, day, and year).
- Blue merit badge cards or summer camp sheets need to be submitted with reports, whether online or handwritten.
- Boy Scout rank advancement requires three signatures (not the Scoutmaster or the boy's parents).
- Eagle Palm application needs to be approved before Eagle Palm advancement is reported.
- If you use computer software to record achievements, then please make sure the council's records match yours.
20 Quality Questions for Eagle Scout Boards of Review
- What will you do as an Eagle Scout to give back to Scouting? (Mike J.)
- What do you believe our society expects from an Eagle Scout? (Andrea P.)
- Of all the patches on your uniform, which one means the most or which one of them are you proudest to wear? (Joan G.)
- If you could do it all over again, would you, and why? (David T.)
- What lessons did you learn from the Eagle process and how do you think those lessons will help you in your future endeavors? In other words, what will you take away from this experience? (Andrea J.)
- How would you describe the effort you have put into your Scouting career? Expected response: I did my best. (David L.)
- What advice would you give to a new Scout? (Diane S.)
- You are about to breathe your last breath. What is the one Scouting memory (beginning with Cub Scouts and going all the way through) that is going to put a smile on your face? (Donna C.)
- How do you balance accomplishments you are so proud of such as your Eagle with the peer perception that Scouting is uncool? (Dalton L.)
- What is the most pressing issue today? Why? (Kent M.)
- What point of the Scout Law do you think is the hardest for the youth of today to follow? Why? (Brian K.)
- Please stand up, give me the 12 points of the Scout Law, and tell me what each one means to you. (Michael M.)
- Tell me which is more important: earning the rank of Eagle or wearing it? (Ernie H.)
- Why should we make you an Eagle Scout tonight? In other words, how have you demonstrated the characteristics of an Eagle Scout and what is our assurance that you will continue to use them throughout your life? (Pat S.)
- If you could talk to anyone throughout history, who would it be and what would you talk about? (Tom D.)
- If you could change one requirement for Eagle, what would it be? (Scott W.)
- If you could add one point to the Scout Law, what would it be and why? If you could remove one point from the Scout Law, what would it be and why? (Greg P.)
- What is something you found in Scouting that you can improve upon? (Andrew R.)
- What is the moment you knew you wanted to earn Eagle? (Brandy P.)
- There are 21 merit badges required for Eagle. If you had to add one more to the required list, which one would it be, and why? (Jen A.)
Internet Advancement allows you to record youth advancements, awards, and merit badges online.
- Select members from your existing roster
- Review, update, or add ranks, merit badges, and/or awards
- Access an online Unit Roster Review and Unit Advancement Summary
- Print an Advancement Report with a Unit Awards Summary to assist in purchasing
Before beginning Internet Advancement, collect all member information, including advancement records, award records, and merit badge applications with the appropriate signatures. To complete Internet Advancement, you will need a printer to print the final report.