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EAGLE SCOUT SERVICE PROJECT
You have earned the Life Scout rank and are ready to begin your Eagle Scout service project. This workbook will assist you
in planning and recording the progress of your project and in completing and submitting a final report.
“While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to your religious
institution, school, or community. This project idea must be approved by your unit leader (Scoutmaster, Varsity
Coach, Explorer Advisor), unit committee, and by the council or district advancement committee before you start.
You must use the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, No. 18-927 in meeting this requirement.”
Does the project for Eagle have to be original, perhaps something you dream up that has never been done before? The
answer is “No, but it certainly could be.” You may pick an Eagle project that has been done before, but you must accept
responsibility for planning, direction, and following through to its successful completion.
Routine labor (a job or service normally rendered) should not be considered. Work involving council property or other BSA
activities is not permitted. The project also may not be performed for a business, be of a commercial nature, or be a
fundraiser. (Fundraising is permitted only for securing materials or supplies needed to carry out your project.)
How big a project is required? There are not specific requirements, as long as the project is helpful to a religious institution,
school, or community. The amount of time spent by you in planning your project and the actual working time spent in
carrying out the project should be as much as necessary for you to demonstrate your leadership of others.
A look at some projects other Scouts have done for their Eagle Award illustrates that your project may be to construct