Eagle Scout FAQ’s

If your Scout has completed all application requirements (merit badges, service, etc.) and has finished their project, they have until March 31, 2020 to have the final board of review. If you wait until April, your Scout will need to join another troop to finish. For more information on how your Scout can continue their adventure please Click Here.

If your Scout is close to finishing the requirement to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout we can help. There are many new, and some old, Scouts BSA units for your youth to join and continue in this great program. For additional information on how to continue in Scouting, please Click Here.

1. Complete All the Requirements

Confirm all requirements have been completed before the Scout’s 18th birthday: merit badges, service project, active participation, Scout spirit, position of responsibility, and unit leader conference.

2. Complete the Application

A Scout must complete the official Eagle Scout Rank Application, No.512-728. A fillable PDF can be found at Click Here . It is preferred to be typed. Don’t forget to attach a copy of the Scouts statement of life purpose and ambitions.

3. Obtain Required Signatures

The unit leader and committee chair signatures represent approval for the candidate to move on to a board of review. In providing them, the signers carefully check the application. If there are errors such as time spans between ranks that don’t meet the requirements, then the dates should be confirmed.

4. Prepare the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook

The most current workbook must be used and is strongly recommended to be typed. It is a PDF fillable and savable document and can be found at Click Here. The workbook shows the project proposal was approved ahead of time, and then properly accepted by all parties when finished.

5. Submit Application, Service Project Workbook, and Statement of Life purpose to the Council Service Center

It should be neatly put together and well organized so that the reviewers do not have to search for any information. Ideally, it will be a proud reminder of a significant accomplishment and not a sloppy or hastily put together effort. Don’t forget, we have a new location!

Great Salt Lake Council Service Center
8389 S. 700 W. Sandy, UT 84070

6. Council Verifies Application and Board of Review Scheduled

Everything is checked by the Council Registrar against council records. If everything is correct, the council provides a certification signature on the application. These items are then sent to the respective District Advancement Chairman The board is scheduled only after the council-certified application is received.

7. Board of Review Scheduled

A board of review shall not occur until after the local council has verified the application.

The District Advancement Chair works with all involved parties to schedule the date, time, and place.

8. Application Returned to Council Service Center

If a board of review approves a candidate, the signed application, reference letters, and any information that might be considered confidential are returned to the council service center. If the Scout is not advanced, the Scout should receive a letter from the Eagle Board Chairman within 30 days explaining the Board of Review’s decision and appeal procedures. All materials from the Board of Review are held by the Council pending any addition actions.

9. Council Sends Application to National Advancement Team

At the council the Scout Executive signs the application, certifying proper procedures were followed.

10. National Advancement Team Returns Credentials

The National Advancement Team validates all applications received. Then the National Distribution Center generates the credentials and prints, packages, and mails the certificate, pocket card, and congratulatory letter to the council. Upon receipt of the Eagle credentials, the Great Salt Lake Council will alert the Eagle recipient through a post card in the mail to come and pick up the award. 

Typically about one month…

The Great Salt Lake Council is very excited to see the incredible number of Eagle Scout applications we receive every day. Because of the increased number of applications we appreciate your patient. If you turned in an application and it has been more then 6 weeks without any update, please feel free to contact the service center to check on the status of the application. If it has been less then 6 weeks, please continue to be patient. Thank you.

Additional Information

Great Salt Lake Council

8389 S. 700 W. Sandy, Ut 84070

p: (801) 582-3663