TIMING: Your goal should be to complete everything up to item 13 no later than your 18th birthday, which means starting early. Troop 98 encourages you to complete all of this no later than the Summer after your Junior year of high school (or earlier, if you're older than your classmates).

TEMPORARY EXTENSION FOR 16 & 17 YEAR OLDS: LINK
(applicable if you were 16 or 17 on Feb 1, 2019)
  1. Review the requirements in the Boy Scout Handbook or HERE.

  2. Request your Troopmaster individual advancement report printout from the Advancement Coordinator or Advancement Scribe.
    • Have you completed the Eagle required Merit badges?
    • Have you completed the leadership requirements? Does the Scoutmaster agree?

  3. Come up with an Eagle Scout Service Project:
    • What organization could I help?
    • Can I demonstrate leadership?
    • Search the web for ideas such as:
      • Local community groups
      • Religious organizations
      • Government organizations (Township, Park and Rec, Library)
      • Schools
  4. Review your project idea with a Troop 98 Eagle Scout Coordinator (Mr. E.).

  5. Visit the organization.  Discuss and outline the details of the possible project.

  6. Once the organization and Troop 98 agree on the Project, complete pages 7 to 10 (Eagle Scout Service Project Proposal) of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook. SAVE THIS FILE TO YOUR LOCAL DRIVE THEN OPEN WITH ADOBE. Do NOT try to open it from a browser.

  7. Obtain approvals and signatures from the Scoutmaster, Committee Chairperson, and the organization.

  8. Present your Project Workbook to a District level representative and obtain a signature. Find the representatives HERE (scroll down to District Contacts for Eagle Project Reviews and Boards of Review" and click on Baden-Powell District link).

  9. You are ready to schedule the project on the Troop 98 calendar; coordinate this
    well-ahead of time with the SPL and Scoutmaster.

  10. Complete your project and demonstrate leadership skills. Take pictures (before and after, plus workers doing work and you showing leadership!).

  11. Complete the rest of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook. Have the Scoutmaster and receiving organization sign indicating approval.

  12. Request recommendations from the individuals listed in Requirement 2 of the Eagle Scout Rank Application.  SAVE THIS FILE TO YOUR LOCAL DRIVE THEN OPEN WITH ADOBE. Do NOT try to open it from a browser.

    Recommendations take time!  Start early!
      If you don't have a reference in the Religious category you may be required to write a statement of religious belief.  Please discuss this with a Troop 98 Eagle Scout Coordinator.

  13. Complete the Eagle Scout Rank Application (link in previous step).  Make sure every date is accurate.

  14. Make and keep copies of the following completed documents then deliver/mail the originals to the Cradle of Liberty Council office in Valley Forge (LOCATION):
    • Eagle Scout Rank Application
    • Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook
    • Recommendation letters

  15. If approved by Council and National you will be contacted to schedule a Board of Review.

  16. Attend a Baden-Powell District Eagle Scout Board of Review (typically held on the last Wednesday of every month in Ambler, at the Borough Hall).  Your Scoutmaster or an Assistant must be in attendance with you.  Please coordinate this with one of them ahead of time.

  17. If passed, you are an Eagle Scout.  You should now discuss with your Scoutmaster an appropriate time for an Eagle Scout Court of Honor (ECOH). You can find the list of ideas and tasks for Troop 98 ECOH HERE.


Once you're an Eagle Scout, you can apply for various scholarships. Take a look at some of them HERE.


Eagle Scout Tracker


Possible Eagle Project recipient organizations:
  • Montgomery County Parks Department - Volunteer Opportunities link partway down the page.  Also, other county parks (like Chester and Bucks County) and State Parks (like Fort Washington State Park or Evansburg State Park)

  • Veterans organizations (especially ones with buildings that may need work), like the American Legion (Post 10 - see Mr. Truitt), and the VFW

  • Whitpain Township Parks & Recreation - WEBSITE

  • Wissahickon Watershed Association - http://www.wvwa.org/

  • Friends of the Wissahickon - https://www.fow.org/volunteering/

  • Angel Flight East (at Wings Field) - WEBSITE

  • Whitpain Historical Society - WEBSITE

  • Wissahickon Valley Public Library - WEBSITE

  • Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum - WEBSITE
    1155 Easton Road, Horsham, PA 19044 • 215.672.2277
    Calvin Martin, Asst. Museum Manager • email

  • Churches, especially St. Johns and St. Dunstan's

  • Schools, especially church-based preschools

  • School PTAs/PTOs

  • Hosts for Hospitals • http://www.hostsforhospitals.org/

  • Philadelphia volunteer service • LINK

  • Make hygiene kits to be distributed at the Philly Library • LINK

  • Youth sports organizations for disadvantaged kids, like:
    • Pitch in for Baseball - LINK
    • Lighthouse (where the Philly Encampment is held)
      (see Mr. Trejo for contact info for Lighthouse)