TR – Eagle


CONGRATULATIONS for earning the Life Scout Rank! Look around your Scouting unit – not a lot of heart-shaped badges to be seen, are there? At each stop on Scouting’s Advancement Trail, fewer and fewer Scouts remain from the group you started with as a Tenderfoot Scout. You have traveled high on Scouting’s Trail to Eagle. You are just one step away from the highest and most prestigious rank in Scouting… Eagle Scout.

The purpose of this webpage to give you the tools to complete your journey to Eagle. Achieving the Eagle Scout Rank is a symbol of achievement recognized throughout the country. Being an Eagle Scout puts you into the same company as many astronauts, scientists, military leaders, politicians, and even one United States President!

Project Submission and Contact Information:

You must receive district approval before you begin work on your Eagle project. Complete the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook section titled Eagle Scout Service Project Proposal. Obtain approval for your proposal from the project beneficiary, your unit leader, and your unit committee. Once those signatures have been obtained, please contact Mr. Red McDonald for district approval.

    • Contact Red McDonald by calling him at 970-356-6625
    • If you have left a message for Red McDonald, and you have not had a response in 24 hours – or if you have an emergency – please call Red’s cell phone at 970-371-2610
    • Projects are reviewed as soon as possible by the Project Review Committee Members. Assuming a Project needs no changes at all, turnaround can be accomplished in 1 week from receipt to return.
    • If changes are necessary, turnaround time is then dependent upon response by the Scout.
  • Once the project is approved, Red will notify the Scout. At this point, with project approval communicated to the Scout, he may proceed with his project.

There are 7 requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout.

You MUST complete all of the first 6 requirements for the rank PRIOR to your 18th birthday! The seventh requirement, your Eagle Board of Review, may be conducted after your birthday. Be familiar with the requirements:

  • Requirement 1: Be active in your troop, team, crew, or ship for a period of at least six months after you have achieved the rank of Life Scout (the date you passed your Life Board of Review).
  • Requirement 2: Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life, as evidenced by character recommendations.
  • Requirement 3: Earn a total of 21 merit badges (12 required and 9 elective merit badges).
  • Requirement 4: Serve actively for a period of six months in one or more positions of responsibility in your unit after achieving the Life Scout Rank. (Specific eligible positions of responsibility are listed on the Eagle Scout Rank application.)
  • Requirement 5: While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community (the project must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, No. 512-927, in meeting this requirement.
  • Requirement 6: Take part in a Scoutmaster conference with your unit leader. Prepare a statement of your ambitions and life purpose and a listing of positions held in your religious institution, school, camp, community, or other organizations during which you demonstrated leadership skills. Include honors and awards received during this service.
  • Requirement 7: Successfully complete an Eagle Scout Board of Review.

Tools to help you on your journey.


    • 3-rivers-eagle-candidate-guidebook This guidebook is designed specifically to provide supplementary guidance and helpful hints to Life Scouts working towards the Eagle Scout Rank. This should be your first stop to find out what steps you need to take on the path to Eagle.
    • 3-rivers-eagle-scout-guidelines-process This document is designed to inform, educated, and enlighten Life Scouts, their parents, and Troop Committee members on the process of obtaining the Eagle Scout Rank. This document is a great reference on what approvals are required and when for the Eagle Scout project.
    • eagle-project-ideas Need some help brainstorming that perfect Eagle Scout project? Then this document is for you!
    • guidelines-for-institutions This is a single page letter you can provide to the institution that stands to benefit from your Eagle Scout project. It will help them understand the principles and requirements of the Eagle service project.
    • Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook: This workbook includes valuable information that can help ensure your project’s success. It also includes four required forms: a proposal, a final plan, a fundraising application, and a project report.
    • 3r_eagle_scout_press_release Congratulations on earning the Eagle Scout rank! You’ve worked hard for this day.  Please allow others to share in your celebration.