South Weber City Eagle Scout Service Project Guidelines
This information is taken from the “Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook” (2008)
As stated in The Boy Scout Handbook: While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to your religious institution, school, or your community. (The project should benefit an organization other than the BSA.) The project plan must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader (Scoutmaster, Varsity Scout Coach, Venturing crew Advisor), unit committee, and by the council or district advancement committee before you start. You must use this Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook (No. 18-927E or its online equivalent on the National Eagle Scout Association’s Web site, http://www.NESA.org) in meeting this requirement.
Does the leadership service project for Eagle have to be original, perhaps something you dream up that has never been done before? The answer: No, but it certainly could be. You may pick a project that has been done before, but you must accept responsibility for planning, directing, and following through to its successful completion. Click here for a list of potential projects.
• Routine labor (a job or service normally rendered) should not be considered
• Projects involving council property or other BSA activities are not acceptable
• Projects may not be performed for businesses
• Projects may not be of a commercial nature
• Projects may not be a fund-raiser - Fund-raising is permitted only for securing materials needed to carry out the project
• Donors to projects must be made aware of what entity is benefiting from the project, and that it clearly is not the Boy Scouts of America
• Any funds raised for a project and not used for the purchase of project materials must be returned to the donors
How big a project is required? There are no specific requirements, as long as the project is helpful to a religious institution, school, or community. The amount of time spent by in planning your project and the actual working time spent in carrying out the project should be as much as is necessary for you to demonstrate your leadership skills.
Approvals Before You Start
The project plan must be reviewed and approved by the beneficiary of the project, your unit leader, the unit committee, and the council or district advancement committee before the project is started. The following questions must be answered before giving this approval:
• What is the project you are planning?
• Who will benefit from the project?
• How will they benefit?
• What representative of the project’s beneficiary will be contacted for guidance in planning the project?
• What are the project planning details?
Remember, the project must be approved before you begin, so make sure all signatures have been secured before you start the project. You must be a Life Scout before you begin an Eagle Scout leadership service project.
The following has been prepared to assist potential Eagle Scouts with their service project. We thank you in advance for the service you provide your community and want you to succeed in your goal of becoming an Eagle Scout. Please prepare a detailed plan that includes the following:*
1. What is the project you are planning for South Weber City?
A list of potential projects is available from the city or you may suggest one of you own.
2. Who will benefit from the project & why do you feel they will benefit?
Include who will be donating their time, money, goods, etc & how they will benefit.
3. How will the City benefit?
Please list the benefit(s) that the city will receive as a result of your efforts.
4. What are the project planning details?
Please include: skills required, time management, budget, how funds will be obtained, material list, how funds will be managed, and who will be helping with the project.
*Please do not limit yourself to only this list. The more information you can provide for your project, the better.