Life to Eagle Success

Becoming an Eagle Scout is an important moment in a young man's life. Earning the Eagle Scout rank says that you are a well-rounded person who is community-minded, responsible and dedicated. Originally the Eagle Scout was a merit badge that represented a perfect scout. Today, the Eagle Scout rank shows you're an invaluable community member.  Troop 145 wants to help guide Boy Scouts on this journey from Life rank to Eagle success.

 **REMINDER - All Eagle Projects must be reviewed by an Asst. Scoutmaster BEFORE going before any Troop Committee/Board.
 
 
 

Resources

Eagle Guide Book - new edition in August 0f 2013 to help understand requirements in order to complete the Eagle Rank. 
 
Project Workbook - this is typeable PDF that is required for your Eagle Committee Review. 
 
Eagle Rank Application-a mandatory form that must be prepared online and printed for the committee.
 
Eagle Rank Checklist - handy checklist to keep a Troop 42 Scout on this path.  Also, the Blue Ridge Mountain Council now offers a Council-wide guide to help!
 
Eagle Helpful Tips- along with an explanation of common mistakes to avoid on each requirement
 
New River District - our local district must be involved in this Eagle process.  Our Troop Coordinator can help with contacting a District Representative for an appointment. 
 
References Requests - An Eagle candidate must contact 5 references on his own using this letter format with an optional evaluation form.   Labels are available upon request to affix to envelopes to accompany your letters. Mailing address:  Troop 42 c/o Trinity Baptist Church PO Box 787, Christiansburg 24068
 
EIN# - Often a donor to an Eagle Project needs a federal tax ID# to process their donation,  that information is now avaiable upon request.
 
Once an Boy Scout has completed the Eagle Rank, parents may begin planning the ceremonies after selecting a date, time,  and location then consulting with the Scoutmaster.  These items can be helpful:
 
Solicitation Letters - contact dignitaries with personalized letters to request notes of congratulations for this big event
 
Certificates - contact the local Armed Forces to receive a recognition of this Eagle achievement.
Army Youth Certificate of Recognition
Navy Eagle Scout Recognition - 382-1259
Air Force Congratulatory Letter (ARFS/PA, ATTN: Scout Letters, 550 D Street West, Suite 1, Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4527) 
Marine Corps Commandant Letter (Director of Marine Corps Staff, The Pentagon, Rm 4E791, Washington, DC 20350-3000)
 
Ceremonies - many websites to offer suggestions for this celebratory event that best fits the new Eagle Scout.
 
Supplies - Eagle-themed partyware, invitations, cards, ceremony book and gifts are available for consideration 
 
Council Press Release Form - This momentus occassion should be anncounced to the community!
 
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENT 
Starting Jan. 1, 2012, Eagle Scout candidates—unless they have already submitted a plan for approval by the council or district under the former requirement—will be expected to fulfill the revised service project requirement 5 using the new workbook.   
 
Guidance 
 
There will be a bi-monthly Life-2-Eagle meeting under the direction of Jonathan Watkinson, Eagle Project Coach.  "Lifers" will receive a packet to help them start this journey!
Meeting:  Every 1st Monday and sign up for an appointment on the 3rd Monday of every month.  See sign-up sheets for appointments.
 

Life-2- Eagle Updates:
NEW Life to Eagle Coordinator:  Jonathan Watkinson can be reached at jowatki2@vt.edu  Lets' all support our fellow Scouts on this mountainous journey!

POSSIBLE PROJECT CONTACTS:

Town of Christiansburg 382-6128

Christiansburg Recreation Department  382-2349

Camp Alta Mons Director 268-2409

Montgomery County Parks & Recreation Brad Buchanan

Blacksburg Parks and Recreation 

SEEDS - Blacksburg Nature Center 552-3914

Mountain Lake Tree Top  1-540-626-7149

St. Paul UMC 382-2410

CHS Band 382-5178

The method of instruction in Scouting is that of creating in the boy the desire to learn for himself. Robert Baden-Powell