Eagle Project Workbook

Congratulations on earning the rank of Life Scout. You are among approximately 55,000 youth who year after year, achieve that important milestone. As you ponder the meaning behind the Life patch, you are encouraged to think about the symbol of the heart. Historically in Scouting, it was a fitting symbol of health and fitness, but it also represents the spirit of caring and giving that is behind the Eagle Scout service project.

Service to other people is what Scouting is all about. In many ways, your service project reflects who you are as a youth leader. Your result should be of significant impact in your community to be special, and should represent your very best effort.

Your proposal, the logical first step, should emphasize your intention to give leadership to others through proper planning and development. Communicate with the beneficiary often to ensure the project meets the organization’s needs once it is completed.

We encourage you to seek guidance from your unit leader and project coach as you need help. Your Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, much like a compass, will help navigate your way to a life of service as a proud Eagle Scout.

Eagle Project How-to Guides

In order to make it easier to find resources in one place, we have one downloadable document that has all the needed items to get your Eagle Project started. Our intention is for you to spend more time planning your Eagle Project and less time searching for files. Please review all Eagle Project pages on this website.

What To Do When You Are Stuck


Everyone gets stuck on a project. It doesn’t matter if it’s trying to get started and can’t find the right path or during the project when you are losing steam. The best answer is to ASK FOR HELP. Your Eagle Coach, Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters, District Volunteers, Council Staff and more are ready to help you get on the right track and stay motivated. Just ask! If you don’t get all the help you need, ask more people. Part of learning from doing an Eagle Project is to be able to learn who can help you get the job done and to learn how to ask for help. Everyone is excited to see what you can do and ready to jump in to get the project completed. Just ask!