Information & Guidelines for Eagle Advisers

This page is intended for current Eagle Advisers, those who are thinking about becoming an Adviser, and anyone who wants a better understanding of the role of an Eagle Adviser. There are links to forms and documents which are, one way or another, part of the process involved in the journey from Life to Eagle. In all matters, the Guide to Advancement (2017) is the authoritative source of mandated procedures and recommended practices.

Guide to Advancement.


Policy on Unauthorized Changes to Advancement Program
No council, committee, district, unit, or individual has the authority to add to, or subtract from, advancement requirements. There are limited exceptions relating only to youth members with special needs. For details see section 10, “Advancement for Members With Special Needs.”

Mandated Procedures and Recommended Practices
This publication clearly identifies mandated procedures with words such as “must” and “shall.” Where such language is used, no council, committee, district, unit, or individual has the authority to deviate from the procedures covered, without the written permission of the National Advancement Committee.
Recommended best practices are offered using words like “should,” while other options and guidelines are indicated with terms such as “may” or “can.” Refer questions on these to your local district or council advancement chairs or staff advisors. They, in turn, may request interpretations and assistance from the National Advancement Committee.

The Journey to Eagle Rank

A visual guide


Service Project Workbook

Download the fillable pdf file from the site, save it to your computer, and only open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Do NOT open the file in a browser. It will not work properly!

Rank Application Form

This is a fillable form. Recommend Scouts download it to their computer and add to it as requirement are met.

Workshop Notes

A gazillion really useful tips and ideas to help guide a Scout along the Trail to Eagle. These are a summary of the May 11, 2017 workshop.