Advancement Resources (updated January 1, 2013)

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Current Resources

Guide to Advancement (Official BSA advancement policy)

2012 Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook (A fillable PDF document. Units are encouraged to maintain their own versions pre-filled with unit-specific information)

Occoneechee Council Life to Eagle Guide Produced by the Occoneechee Council Advancement Committee, this guide is designed to help Eagle candidates and adult leaders understand the requirements for advancement to Eagle and how they are applied in our council.

*      Recommendation Letter Request form on page 12

*      Eagle Service Project Registration form on page 13

EAGLE SCOUT RANK APPLICATION This link is to the current version of the application on the official BSA web site. It is the only version of the application that will be accepted and is only available on line. You may save it to your computer where you can complete it electronically or print it and complete it by hand.

Guide to Safe Scouting the official BSA publication designed to prepare adult leaders to conduct Scouting activities safely and prudently. The first section of the guide is devoted to youth protection and adult leadership. Eagle candidates must ensure that adults who provide supervision for their projects are acquainted with the Guide to Safe Scouting, and agree to abide by the guidelines in it.

Eagle Candidate Checklist outlines recommendation letter requirements, as well as all items that must be submitted to the council office in the Eagle packet.


Resources specific to 2011 policies (superseded on Jan. 1, 2012, but will remain available for reference as long as needed)


A number of Eagle candidates had projects approved using the 2011 version of the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook. The links below are provided for reference only to aid Scouts in completing this version of the workbook and to aid board of review participants in assessing the project.

2011 Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook 2009 printing the most current version prior to January 1, 2012.


2011 Project Plan Outline describes in detail the expectations in Orange district for adequate development and planning of the Eagle project.


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