Trail to Eagle

The District’s Role

The Indian Peaks District oversees all advancement within the district, including advancement from Life to Eagle Scout. A district representative must sign off on all Eagle Scout project proposals and participate in the Eagle Scout Board of Review. Please read on for more information.

Trail to Eagle

In order to advance to the rank of Eagle, a Life Scout must complete all seven requirements of the Eagle Scout rank as outlined in the Scout Handbook:

  • Be active in your unit
  • Show Scout spirit
  • Complete 21 merit badges
  • Hold a position of responsibility in your unit for at least 6 months (while a Life Scout)
  • Plan, develop, and provide leadership to others in a service project
  • Participate in a Scoutmaster conference
  • Pass the Board of Review

Requirements 1 – 6 must be completed BEFORE your 18th birthday. It is HIGHLY recommended that the completed Eagle Scout Rank Application is turned in within 30 days of your 18th birthday to the local Council Service Center. Scouts and Venturers who have completed all requirements prior to their 18th birthday may be reviewed within three months after that date with no explanation.

Eagle Scout Candidate Guidebook

The Longs Peak Council has developed a guidebook to assist Scouts who are working towards Eagle. The focus of this guidebook is on the process and steps involved in 1) the planning, organization, and completion of an Eagle Scout Service Project, 2) the completion of the Eagle Scout Rank Application, and 3) the planning of an Eagle Board of Review.

Download the LPC Candidate Guidebook (PDF). This document has been paginated so that it can be printed on both sides of paper in book form with even numbered pages on the left side and odd numbered pages on the right side.

Additional Resources


Contact the Louisville Service Center – 303-447-8511