Eagle Scout Project

Requirement #5

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.”

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.