Chester County Council, BSA   

Eagle Scout Information        


The purpose of this web site is to provide information to Life Scouts as they prepare to become Eagle Scouts, to their parents, and to their Scout leaders.  The Eagle rank is a very significant accomplishment for any Scout, which can only be achieved through commitment and hard work.  As with most difficult endeavors, knowing what is expected, and the necessary steps of the process, makes the journey go more smoothly.  The purpose of this web site is to pull together as much information as possible to help you through that process.

The information on this web site is from a variety of sources, including official Boy Scouts of America publications and many other sources.  The information presented is not necessarily the official position of the Boy Scouts of America or any subdivision of the BSA.

The forms and paperwork handling instructions on this web site are specific to Chester County Council.  If you are from any other council, you are welcome to use any information here but you should check with your local council on what forms and procedures you should use.

The 7 requirements for the Eagle Scout rank

Understand the Project Process

Download the Eagle Scout Handbook and Project Workbook

Attend a Life To Eagle Seminar

Finding a Project

Plan the Project

Carrying Out the Project

Prepare your Write-up

Complete the other requirements

Completing your Application

Submit the paperwork

Your Board of Review

Planning your Court of Honor

Scholarships for Eagle Scouts

This web site is the result of the accumulation of information and experience from 33 years as District and Council Advancement Chairman and the process of shepherding over 1200 Scouts through the Life to Eagle process.  It also includes input and ideas from many Scouts and Scouters who have been involved in the process.  It is my firm belief that virtually any Scout is capable of earning the Eagle Scout rank if they are willing to make the decision that the goal is important enough to them to make it a high enough priority to do what needs to be done.  At the same time, it is not a goal that can be forced on a Scout by parents or Scout leaders if the Scout is not willing to make the commitment.  

If you have made the decision that you want to become an Eagle Scout, congratulations and good luck.  The best advice I can give you is that you diligently gather as much information as possible about what you are about, and follow the advice given carefully.  That is the purpose of this web site.  Not only is there detailed information about how to approach each step in the process, but there are links to many other references for information about how to plan and carry out projects.  In addition, use your library, Scoutmaster, troop Eagle advisor and/or Eagle project coach, fellow Scouts, and other resources.

You are setting off on one of the greatest adventures of your life.  Remember to always Do Your Best in everything you do.  You will get only as much out of life as you put into it.

Yours In Scouting,

Tom Stalnaker

Council Advancement vice-chair

Chester County Council, BSA

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If you have comments or questions about this website, send me an e-mail.

This web site is a work-in-progress.  If you find any mistakes, links that don't work, typos, or other inaccuracies, please let me know.  If you have any suggestions of additional material that would be helpful to Scouts in earning their Eagle rank, I would always appreciate your input (

Web site last updated 11/2/2023