EAGLE RANK INFORMATION
The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest and most prestigious achievement a Scout can achieve. Highly respected, the title of Eagle Scout carries with it special significance not only in Scouting but also in school, business and the community. To attain the Eagle rank, a Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges, fulfill leadership roles and display outdoor skills, demonstrate by example the Scout Oath and Law, and complete a comprehensive service project in the community.
EAGLE RANK RESOURCES
Local Eagle Project Contacts
Ready to begin your project, but not sure which local organization to work with? Feel free to reach out to these community organizations to inquire about potential Eagle Scout Service Projects. Click the contacts name to email.
City of Acworth – Jeff Chase
City of Kennesaw – Ben Southard
Cobb County Parks – John Purcell
Due West Elementary – Rita Fullick
Keep Cobb Beautiful – Terrilyn Hannah
Kennesaw Mountain High School – Dr. Mark Trachtenbroit
Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield – Donald Olds
North Cobb Senior Center – Kathy Lathem
Smith-Gilbert Garden – Christine Davis
McKenna Farms – Cassi Kaiser
Before You Start Working On Your Eagle Project
When the Eagle Project Proposal is complete and all required signatures (except District approval) have been obtained, a copy of Proposal Pages B, C, D, E, F, and G, including any photos, drawings, or sketches, and the original signature Page H, and signed Fundraising Application Page A (if applicable), should be submitted to the Silver Comet District Advancement Committee for review, additional guidance as necessary, and for the District approval signature.
(Important Note: Project workdays may not begin prior to District approval).
Submit the completed Proposal via email to our Proposal reviewers Chip Phillips and Dale Brott
Typical Project Proposal review takes from two to four weeks from first review by the District Advancement Committee, through the editing and updating process to the approval signature, so please plan accordingly.
If a Scout is not able to submit their Eagle Project Proposal via email, contact the District Advancement Chair.
EAGLE BOARDS OF REVIEW
The Eagle Boards are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Kennesaw United Methodist Church, and the 3rd Thursday of each month at Hollydale United Methodist Church.
Getting Ready for Your Eagle Board of Review
When an Eagle application is submitted by the Unit to the Council Program Center for verification, the verified and signed application is scanned, a copy is sent to the Silver Comet District Advancement Committee and the signed original is returned to the Unit.
The Silver Comet Eagle Board Coordinator will contact the Eagle candidate’s Scoutmaster and Unit Committee Chair via email, copying the Scout, in order to initiate scheduling of the candidate’s Eagle Board of Review. If the Unit has not heard from the EBOR Coordinator within 7 to 10 days of turning in an Eagle application at the Program Center, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Do I Bring to My Eagle Board of Review
Bring the original Eagle application signed by the Atlanta Area Council.
Bring the original and two copies of the Project Workbook with the signature pages inserted in the appropriate places.
Bring three copies of the candidate’s Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose.
Bring all reference letters, unopened. The letters are retained by the District after the Board of Review and destroyed after the Candidate's Eagle credentials are issued.
Bring the Scout handbook for the Board members to sign, if desired.