Eagle Scout Project
Plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project
No surprise, then that your fellow Scouters called Requirement 5 THE toughest Eagle requirement in Scouting.
This is why it is important to find a project that you are truly passionate about. More than 2 million Eagle projects have already been completed, so don’t worry if the idea has been done before.
Here is what the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook says on that subject:
“Your project doesn’t have to be original, but it could be. It might be a construction, conservation, or remodeling project, or it could be the presentation of an event with a worthwhile purpose.
Conversations with your unit leader, teachers, your religious leader, or the leaders of various community organizations can also uncover ideas.
In any case, be sure the project presents a challenge that requires leadership, but also something that you can do with unskilled helpers, and within a reasonable period of time.”
The Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award recognizes outstanding Eagle projects.
Upon completion of your Eagle Board of Review, don't forget to submit your project for consider. Learn more about the award and previous receptions.
Project Ideas & Tools
- 20 ideas for unique Eagle Scout service project beneficiaries
- Bryan on Scouting explores what a project beneficiary is, and a list of potential beneficiaries for a project.
- NESA Decision Tree
- You can use a “decision tree” that will help guide you to a project idea based on answers to some simple questions about your interests and passions.
- Scout Life Eagle Project Showcase
- A collection of Eagle Projects, submitted to Scout Life by Scouts from all over.
- Bryan on Scouting Extreme Makeovers Eagle Scout project before-and-after
- Bryan on Scouting articles, showcasing Eagle Scout projects before and after photos.
- BSA Advancement Resources
- Boy Scouts of America Advacement Resource page including: Eagle Scout Rank Application, Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, Navigating the Eagle Scout Service Project; Information for Project Beneficiaries, etc.