Life to Eagle

Begin your trail to the rank of Eagle with the resources provided on this page.

You’ve earned the rank of Life. Congratulations! Now it’s time to begin planning how you will achieve the rank of Eagle. The process will take time. But if you follow the process that we outline in the following documents, you will find success.


Eagle Scout Rank Application

Once a Scout has achieved the rank of Life, they should begin working on their application to become an Eagle Scout. This application is compilation of important information regarding a Scouts experience and achievements while participating in Scouts BSA. This includes important completion dates, references, and more.

Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook

To successfully complete your Eagle Project, you will need to complete this workbook. Be sure to read, and reread, every section to ensure that you are completing the project in an appropriate manner.

To download the workbook, click the link above and following the instructions on the webpage that follows.

Request for Extension of Time to Earn Eagle Scout Rank

“If a youth foresees that, due to no fault or choice of [his/her] own, [he/her] will be unable to complete the Eagle Scout rank requirements before age 18, [he/her] may apply for a limited time extension. These are rarely granted and reserved only for work on Eagle.”

Guide to Advancement

If something unforeseeable may prevent a Scout from completing their Eagle project prior to their 18th birthday, they may petition an extension.

Scouts whose projects are directly effected by the COVID-19 pandemic may be granted an extension. For more information regarding these specific situations, click here.

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship Applications

Once a Scout has achieved the rank of Eagle, they qualify for many scholarships around the country. Scouts can peruse them to find which one suits them best.

National Eagle Scout Association Membership Application

The National Eagle Scout Association, also known as NESA, is a prestigious organization that only Scouts who have achieved the rank of Eagle can participate in. As a member of this national organization you will receive exciting benefits including the Eagle Scout Magazine, participation in gatherings of Eagles & other banquets, and many more found on their website.

Spirit of the Eagle Application

Occasionally Scouts are taken from us far too young. In some cases Scouts can be recognized with this special award posthumously. To find out specific requirements that must be met for an individual to be recognized with the Spirit of the Eagle, click the link and read the description on the application.

Application for Alternative Eagle Scout Rank Merit Badges

The Boy Scouts of America believes that all interested individuals should be given the opportunity to achieve the rank of Eagle. However we recognize that in some instances Scouts need alternate requirements because of various limitations. This cannot be done without consulting with the local advancement committee; Scouts and parents are not allowed to decide on doing alternative requirements. But they can reach out to the local advancement committee and make a case for why a Scout requires alternative requirements.

Duplicate Eagle Scout/NESA credentials

Need a replacement Eagle Scout Rank card or need help retrieving your NESA credentials? Click the link above.