Things to know about processing your Eagle Scout Rank Advancement

After you have completed the requirements for rank advancement, your next step is to request a Board of Review. Its purpose is to determine the quality of your experience and decide whether you have fulfilled the requirements for the rank. The Board of Review date becomes the effective advancement date. You must have completed all your Eagle requirements and have had your Scoutmaster conference before your 18th birthday. Rank advancement Boards of Review must be held no later than 90 days after your 18th birthday.

Request a Review



Scouting Record - Check with your Advancement Coordinator who has access through Internet Advancement to your Scouting record as held by BSA. With the introduction of this online function for Troops, Council staff no longer provide this service.


Eagle Rank Application - Download this fillable form and save the file on your computer. In general, forms from BSA work best using Adobe's Acrobat Reader program. Click here


Advancement Report This is a 3-part form available at the Council office and it should be picked up at the same time as the request for Council's verification of the Scout's record is made. Bring this form to your review with the contact information (upper left) filled out. We cannot process your rank application without this form.


Tour Plan - Effective April 1, 2017, Tour & Activity Plans have been eliminated.Find out more . . .

Click here: Tour & Activity Plan.

And here: Bryan on Scouting.


2018 Eagle Review Board Calendar

Life to Eagle Presentation - This is a supplement to the Orientation Presentation. Use it as a reference as you work your way through the steps to achieving Eagle Rank.

All the details

Usually, we hold Boards of  Review on the first and third Thursdays of each month.  Deliver your completed paperwork and binders no later than end of day on the Friday before a review board session. Follow the link below to get the current checklist for Eagle Scout rank.

Eagle Scout Rank Checklist

  1. You may request a review board before all your paperwork is complete* BUT Meridian District does not schedule Eagle Boards of Review until all requirements and signatures through Step 5 on the checklist have been met. If problems arise during Step 5, there will be time to correct them without undue stress.
  2. Request for Review process. First, complete and submit the questionnaire you get when you click on the 'Request for Review' link above. That form alerts Brent Henderson and your Adviser that you are requesting a review. Next, phone or email Mr.Henderson to arrange delivery of your original, signed Eagle Scout Rank Advancement form, an Advancement Report, and your original project binder plus two copies. Only after you physically deliver your completed documentation to Mr. Henderson will you be given a confirmed appointment time.
  3. If you have any questions you can contact:
    District: Nick Hall  (925-272-9140) or Brent Henderson (925-212-5453) for District review board questions
    Council: Evelyn McManus (925-674-6126) for rank application certification.

* You need to allow 48 hours (Mon - Fri) for Council to process your Rank Application form. Council must have your original form which you may hand deliver or mail to the Council office marked to the attention of Evelyn McManus. She will advise you when the form is ready for pick up OR if there are records issues that need to be resolved.