Eagle Scout Process

Longhorn Council accepts Eagle Rank applications electronically. Applications can be emailed to 662advancements@bsamail.org. You may also have a representative of the troop/crew deliver the Eagle Scout Rank Application with all documentation listed to the Longhorn Council Service Center. This process can take up to five (5) business days to complete.

Longhorn Council Eagle Application Verification Process

  • The latest printing of the Eagle Scout Rank Application must be submitted. Please visit Scouting.org to download the application. Make sure to include all signatures (Scout, SM, and CC) up to the BSA Council Verification section.
  • The Individual History Report signed by 2 committee members in the troop, including Merit Badge and Rank dates listed- or the Eagle Candidates Blue Cards.
  • The pages from the project workbook that contain the Grand Total Hours worked
  • The completed project page with the following 3 signatures: Scout, End User, Scoutmaster included.
  • The statement of your ambitions and life purposes.
  • Once the Eagle Scout Rank Application has been verified by the Council Advancement Registrar, the scout is ready to schedule a Board of Review with the District Advancement Chairman.
  • After the Board of Review, the Eagle Rank Application should be returned to the Council office.
  • Once the Eagle Scout Rank Application is processed by the National Council the unit leader is notified when the credentials are ready to be picked up.
  • The unit leader or a representative with the notification letter may pick up and sign for the Eagle Scout credentials. Have the individual picking up the packet verify the spelling of the Eagle Scout’s name.
  • Corrections can only be made within the first ninety days of the Board of Review date. After that the unit must pay to have the credentials reissued.
  • The Longhorn Council Advancement Registrar can be reached by calling direct to 817-231-8565 or sending an email to 662Advancements@BSAmail.org.

Eagle Application Procedures and Paperwork Flow

The Longhorn Council follows national procedures concerning the flow of paperwork and forms for the Eagle Project Workbook and the Eagle Scout Application.

Upon earning the Life Scout rank, a Scout may obtain the Life to Eagle Project Workbook in which the Eagle Scout Application is inserted as a loose sheet, separate from the workbook. A Scout may begin selecting an idea then planning their Eagle Scout Project as soon the Life Board of Review is complete.

The Eagle Scout Project is considered complete when all project work has been completed, the final write-up has been finished, and all required signatures are in place prior to the candidates 18th birthday: Eagle Scout applicant, unit leader, and the benefiting organization representative.

The Eagle Scout application need not be completed until after the Scout has completed their Eagle Scout project write-up and all merit badge work necessary for Eagle rank. The Eagle application must be the current edition at the time the Scout finishes all requirements for the Eagle rank. The Scout is expected to complete the requirements current at the time of their Scoutmaster’s conference, unless specified differently by National BSA. Information regarding the form’s edition is located at the very bottom of the reverse side of the application form itself.

The Eagle application should be completed with utmost care and accuracy. When recording the dates merit badges were earned on the application, the day, month, and year that each merit badge was earned (not presented) should be entered. These dates can be found on the merit badge ‘blue card,’ which should always be saved by the Scout (or troop in some cases) for future reference. It is always wise to save the blue cards as reference for merit badges a Scout has earned, just in case troop records are unavailable. A completed blue card, dated and signed by a properly designated counselor, is proof that a Scout earned a merit badge.

All requirements as stated on the application, including Scoutmaster conference must have been met before the Scout’s 18th birthday. It is important to remember that Requirement #6 (statement of Life Ambition) is part of the Eagle application and must be attached when submitted to the Scoutmaster.

The position of responsibility or combination of positions, held by the Scout (as listed on the application) must total at least six calendar months. If the Scout has held more than one position of responsibility, indicate so and list the time period served in each position. Positions held concurrently may not shorten the six calendar month requirement.

The application is considered complete and ready for submission to the Council Service Center only after the Scout, the unit leader, and the unit Committee Chairman have signed and dated it in the appropriate places and a copy of the last page of the Service Project workbook with signatures and Requirement #6 is attached. After the Council registrar has verified the Eagle Application by signing and dating it (including Requirement #6), and the completed Eagle project write-up (in the Project workbook) is returned to the Scout or their troop leader to deliver to the District Advancement Chairman, who will schedule the Eagle Board of Review. The District Advancement Chairman will specify the procedure for getting the application paperwork to the district following council verification.

Note: As a precaution, Eagle candidates are advised to retain a photocopy of all their Eagle paperwork, including the completed Eagle application whenever the original is submitted to the district or council.

An Eagle board of review can be scheduled only after the District Advancement Chairman has received: (1) the Council certified Eagle Application with Requirement #6, (2) the completed final write-up of the Eagle project, and (3) recommendations from references (if requested by the district). Districts may handle the administration of the Eagle board of review in slightly different ways, but all must follow national guidelines as stated in Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures.

Upon successful completion of the Eagle board of review, the designated BOR chairman and the District Advancement Committee representative (may be same individual) sign and date the Eagle application. The District Advancement Chairman will establish the procedure for submitting it to the Council Service Center The Eagle application is subsequently forwarded to the National BSA office by the local council. The project workbook and all other paperwork (except letters of recommendation) should be returned to the Scout. The project plan/report is not re-submitted with the application following the BOR. If the workbook is inadvertently sent back to the office, it will be held until the package is returned from National then returned to the troop. The board chairman should destroy the letters of recommendation. Letters are not submitted to the council office or given to the Scout.

In some districts, both the completed application (including Requirement # 6) and workbook write-up may be submitted directly to the District Advancement Chairman, who is responsible for submitting the Eagle Application to the Council registrar for verification. All Scoutmasters and Eagle candidates should consult their District Advancement Chairman for Eagle processing procedures.

The Eagle Court of Honor should not be conducted, nor the rank badge awarded to the Scout until the Eagle certificate and award package are returned from the National Service Center.