The Eagle Packet Consists of:
1. Eagle Scout Application
• 1994 or later printing of the application form is required.
• Read all instructions carefully.
• Print or type the information legibly.
• When entering all dates, be sure to enter month, day, and year (two digits each,
12/17/97 for example)
• List only the 21 merit badges that are required. For numbers 6 and 9, cross off those
not earned. If any of those crossed off were earned, they can be entered in numbers 13
through 21, or later on an Eagle Palm application.
• Enter optional merit badges (numbers 13 to 21) in the order in which they were earned
to satisfy Star, Life, and Eagle. Do not enter merit badges earned later on because they
“look better." This can cause problems when the Star and Life dates are verified.
2. Six Letters of Recommendation
• The names and addresses are supplied to the troop advancement chairman who sends
out the letters and receives them back. They are then sent unopened to the District
• One parent may be listed as a religious leader.
If you have not held a regular job, list someone for whom you have done odd jobs.
3. Eagle Service Project Workbook
• Three copies all signed by the project supervisor, the Scoutmaster, the Committee
Chairman, and the District Advancement Chairman.
• Make sure it is completely filled out.
4. Letter from Eagle Project Supervisor
• This is a letter from the organization (church, school, nature center, etc.) that the
project was done for. It should state that the project was carried out to their
5. Statement of ambitions and life purpose
• This is a write-up (at least one page) of what you plan to do with your life. What
interests you, what you might want to study, what profession you may wish to pursue,
what hobbies you think will follow you, etc.
6. List of leadership positions, honors, and awards
• This list (at least a half-page) should list all your leadership positions, honors, and
awards both in and out of scouting. Churc