IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EAGLE SCOUT CANIDATES
The following document is a guide (in a check list type format) that can be used to help guide you through the Life Scout to Eagle Scout rank process.
Please read through the entire guide before you start the Eagle rank process (about 20 minutes to read it cover to cover)
Start Here ==> Harford District – Life to Eagle Process - Check List Version (01-23-2017)
Do not begin any work on your project, raise any money, or obtain any materials for your project until your project proposal has been approved by the Harford District Advancement Committee.
TWO IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE HARFORD DISTRICT
- LIFE-TO-EAGLE SEMINAR
The Harford District Advancement Committee (HDAC) schedules and performs the Life to Eagle seminars, to assist Eagle Scout candidates, obtain information on the current process and changes to the Eagle Scout rank requirements twice per calendar year. Usually once in March and once in October. Check the Harford District calendar for exact dates and location. While the Life-to-Eagle seminar attendance is optional, the Harford District Advancement committee highly recommends attending this seminar. Parents/Guardian, Project Coaches as well as Scouts should attend.
- OBTAIN AN EAGLE COACH FROM YOUR UNIT
Contact your unit’s Scoutmaster and /or Advancement Chair and ask them for the list of approved Eagle Project Coaches for your unit (Eagle Project coaches have attended the Harford District Eagle Project Coach training). If your unit does not have an Eagle Project Coach then contact the District Advancement committee at HarfordEagle@aol.com and the committee will attempt to find a coach willing to work with you.
While there is no requirement to use a Project Coach, the Harford District Advancement Committee highly recommends that Eagle Scout candidates choose and actively work with an Eagle Project Coach to aid the Scout in completing the Eagle Scout Service Project.
EAGLE PROJECT PROPOSAL
The Eagle Candidate should complete the Eagle Scout Service Project Proposal Pages A through E in its entirety. When completing the project “Proposal Page B - Contact Information”
Please use the following contact information:
Council or District Project Approval Representative
Your Council Service Center
(Baltimore Area Council)
Harford District Advancement Chair
1711 Sable Ct
Bel Air, MD 21014
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred contact method)
Mobile: (443) 271-3390
701 Wyman Park Drive
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (443) 573-2500
Print a copy “Navigating the Eagle Scout Service Project - Information for Project Beneficiaries” (two pages) from the Eagle Scout Workbook and supply a hardcopy to the project beneficiary. On Project Proposal Page E obtain the following signatures (the preferred order is as follows):
- Candidate's Promise – Please read the pledge and note the fact that you are indicating that you have read the complete project workbook.
- Beneficiary Approval - Be sure to have the Project Beneficiary, sign and date the proposal as well complete the check box indicating that they have received the “Navigating the Eagle Scout Service Project - Information for Project Beneficiaries” document.
- Unit Leader Approval - Unit leader’s signature and date.
- Unit Committee Approval – Check with your Scoutmaster or Project Coach as who has the ability to approve the Eagle Service Projects within your unit’s committee. This varies unit by unit.
TIP: Obtain signatures and approvals for the Eagle Scout Service Project Fundraising Application (if required) at the same time you are getting approval for your proposal.
If for some reason you need to reprint Proposal Page E after signatures have been obtained, leave the original copy and place the new copy in your workbook along-side the original.
OBTAIN APPROVAL FROM THE HARFORD DISTRICT ADVANCMENT COMMITEE
Obtain District approval of the Project Proposal. If you are also holding a fundraising event, you will also need District approval for your Eagle Scout Service Project Fundraising Application.
The Harford District Advancement committee reviews Eagle Project Proposals each month at Harford District Round-table. Harford District Round-table is held the 2nd Monday evening of each month August through May. There is no pre-scheduling requirement for Project Proposal Reviews, although its highly recommended to send an e-mail to HarfordEagle@aol.com signifying your desire for a project proposal review. Please include your name and unit number when sending this e-mail.
Roundtable is held at:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
2810 Emmorton Road, Abingdon, MD 21009
Start time is: 7:00PM
For months when there is no round-table scheduled you can contact the Harford District Advancement Chair to schedule an appointment to review your proposal. Keep in mind that we have over 25 units and approximately 100 Eagle Candidates per year. Please make every attempt to attend round-table for Eagle Project Proposals
If you cannot attend round-table or if you have an urgent time sensitive project, the advancement committee will make every attempt to accommodate your request, however, these appointments are scheduled at the convenience of the Advancement committee.
For approval request outside of round-table contact the Harford District Advancement Chair.
TIP: Please: “Be Prepared”, plan ahead and do not procrastinate. Lack of planning on the Eagle Candidate’s part does not make it a priority for the Advancement Committee.