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Advancing from Life to Eagle Scout

The Process and Forms

Congratulations for taking on the challenge of becoming an Eagle Scout, a distinction that will stay with you for a lifetime. Read about the Life to Eagle Scout process. The most current Guide to Advancement is the official source for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs. Below is a summary

  • Complete All the Requirements ( Confirm that the following requirements have been completed before the 18th birthday: merit badges, service project, active participation, Scout spirit, position of responsibility, and unit leader conference. Note that the unit leader (Scoutmaster) conference need not be the last item accomplished. The board of review may be conducted after the 18th birthday. 
  • Prepare the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook ( Scouts must use the current Service Project Workbook. 
  • Complete the Application ( The Scout must complete the official Eagle Scout Award Application.
  • Obtain Required Signatures ( The unit leader and committee chair signatures represent approval for the candidate to move on to a board of review. In providing them, the signers carefully check the application. It may be helpful to compare the application to the Scout’s current advancement profile obtained through the BSA system or to a printout obtained from the local council service center. 
  • Submit to Council Service Center ( A copy should be made of the application. The original should be delivered promptly to the council service center.  Please submit TWO WEEKS before your Eagle Board of Review.
  • Council Verifies Application and Board of Review Scheduled ( Everything is checked against council records. If information in the BSA system or council files is incomplete, the Scout or the unit will be asked to provide certificates, blue cards, or other suitable proof that merit badges and ranks were earned and that dates are accurate. The regular use the of BSA Internet portal for reporting advancement will help expedite this process. If everything is correct, the council provides a verification signature, files a copy of the application, and notifies the Scout to pick up the original. The board should be scheduled only after the council-verified application is received. Download District Eagle Board schedule and contacts towards bottom of page under RESOURCES section.
  • References Contacted ( It is necessary to obtain reference letters for your Eagle Board of Review to read. These are to be requested by you and mailed by your references to your Unit Leader who will take them to your Eagle Board of Review. Guidelines for Obtaining Reference Letters, Confidential Return Envelope for Reference Letters, and Confidential Eagle Scout Reference Form can be found further down on this webpage.
  • Application Returned to Council Service Center ( If a board of review approves a candidate, the signed application is returned to the local council. 
  • Council Sends Application to National Advancement Team (  
  • National Advancement Team Returns Credentials ( The National Advancement Team validates all applications received. Then the National Distribution Center generates the credentials and prints, packages, and mails the certificate, pocket card, and congratulatory letter to the council. Applications sent for manual processing go to the National Advancement Team and take several weeks to complete. Upon receipt of the Eagle credentials, council service center personnel will alert unit leadership immediately. The Eagle Scout should immediately verify that their name is spelled correctly. 

Life to Eagle Workshop (Scouts)

Each month the Northern Ridge Training team offers a workshop for youth and their parents.     The goal of this workshop is for the Scouts to understand what is required both from an advancement perspective and a process standpoint to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.  We cover the following areas in the workshop:

  • Attend a Northern Ridge Life-To-Eagle workshop as soon as you reach the rank of LIFE
  • Learn the first (and most important) rule of the Eagle Scout process
  • How to develop an Eagle Scout Project
    • Eagle Scout Project ideas—Good and bad
    • Completing an Eagle Project workbook
    • The approval process for the Eagle Scout Project
  • Learn how to remove and avoid pitfalls.
  • Completing the Eagle Scout application
  • Preparing for the Eagle Board of Review

While this class is not required for Scouts to complete the Eagle Rank, it is highly recommended.    The workshop will assist the Scouts in taking the most appropriate path to complete & approval their Eagle Leadership Project, submission of documentation, and sitting for their Board of Review. 

Did you attend a previous Life to Eagle Workshop?   Do you want to review your notes or listen to what others said that night?   Great, some of the workshops are recorded, sometimes we have technical issues and can’t record the session.    Below is a link to where you can find the recording.    Note: You will not receve a certificate for viewing the recording?

 Click Here to see the recordings 

District Coordinators:

Life to Eagle Mentor (Adults)

Life To EagleLearn how to become a mentor for those Scouts in your Troop who are striving for the rank of Eagle. This training will show you the steps and requirements along the road to Eagle. You will also be provided with presentation tools and handouts so that you can bring this knowledge back to your Troop and provide training for the Scouts.

The training is designed to teach adults how to explain to Scouts that are Star or Life rank the following steps:

  • Completing the rank requirements
  • Preparing and completing the service project
  • The application process
  • The Eagle Board of Review

The Northern Ridge training team periodically offers a class for Eagle Coaches/Mentors to the district.   For more information contact the Training Chair for the district.

Eagle Project

As you probably already know, all Eagle Scout projects must be approved before they begin.    Approval doesn’t come from your unit leadership.    In the Atlanta Area Council, each district has at least one person that reviews and either approves or returns the project workbook to the Scout to add more details or make changes.   All Projects have the following requirement.

Demonstrate the following:


Project Management

Service to Community  


There is no specific size or scale of the project.  However, the project should be able to demonstrate the above three areas.

District Coordinator:

Project Resources:



Eagle Project Workbook – Word Version 144.72 KB 3 downloads

Eagle Project Workbook Word Version …


Eagle Project Workbook 4.12 MB 1 downloads

2019 Eagle Project Workbook …


Quick guide to the Eagle Service Project 43.67 KB 2 downloads

Quick guide to the Eagle Scout Service Project …

Board of Review

The Board of Review for an Eagle candidate is composed of at least three but not more than six members. These members do not have to be registered in Scouting, but they must have an understanding of the importance and purpose of the Eagle Board of Review. One member serves as Chairman. Unit leaders, assistant unit leaders, relatives or guardians may not serve as members of a Scout’s Board of Review. At least one District advancement representative must be a member of the Eagle Board of Review if the review is conducted at a unit level. A Scout may request a District Board of Review which will consist of members of the District Advancement Committee and/or District members who have an understanding of the importance of the Eagle Board of Review. In no case should a relative or guardian of the candidate attend the review, either as a participant or observer.  The contents of the Board of Review are confidential and the proceedings are not to be disclosed to any person who is not a member of the Board of Review.

District Coordinators:

Board of Review Resources:

Other Resources

Youtube Channel

District Calendar:

Quick Links:

District Meetings:

District Committee Meeting:

When: 1st Thursday of Each Month @ 7pm

Where: Virtual


Commissioners Meeting

When: 2nd Thursday of Each Month @ 7 pm

Where: Virtual


Roundtable Meetings

When: 3rd Thursday of Each Month @ 7:30 pm

Where: Virtual

Twitter, Facebook & YouTube:

  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Facebook

Eagle Scouts:

Over the Top News:

Did you know Northern Ridge has a newsletter?   Click the icon below to register to receive the news as it happens in the district.    Generally, one update goes out per month, some positions do receive additional as opportunities for Scouts arise.


Order of the Arrow:

Upcoming Events
Lowanne Nimat Chapter

See chapter page for meeting times and locations.