Advancement News

Updates - 01/01/2021 

Updated - 12/16/2021

New Merit Badge Required for the Eagle Scout Award –

The Citizenship in Society Merit Badge


“Eagle Scout candidates will continue to use the current rank requirements

until June 30, 2022 and will not be required to complete the new Citizenship

in Society Merit Badge as long as they complete all of the current Eagle Rank requirements before July 1, 2022. They do not have to submit their final Eagle Scout application nor complete their Eagle Scout Board of Review prior to July 1, 2022, but must complete all current Eagle Scout requirements before then. Starting July 1, 2022, Eagle Scout candidates will be required to complete all Eagle Scout requirements including the new Citizenship in Society merit badge. As has been the practice, the Local Council will be responsible for verifying in the system the Eagle Scout candidate and their completion of the Eagle Scout requirements. The Local Council will determine those Scouts that meet all requirements before July 1, 2022 under the current requirements, and those Scouts that fall under the new Eagle Scout requirements as of July 1, 2022.”


Twenty-one merit badges remain the same to be earned for the Eagle Scout Award.  With the Citizenship in Society Merit Badge, the number of Eagle -required merit badges increases to 14 with 7 electives.      

General examples & ideas for possible Eagle Scout Projects

Eagle Scout Project Information and Forms

The District Eagle Project Review Committees have been receiving an abundance of Eagle Scout projects to review just prior to the Eagle candidate’s 18th birthday. This situation is causing a significant difficulty for both the candidate and the volunteer committee in reviewing and approving the project to accommodate the 18th birthday deadline. The Council Advancement Committee strongly recommends any projects to be reviewed should be submitted at least six months prior to the candidate’s 18th birthday.

02/05/2021 - NEW Updated Eagle Scout Project Workbook

Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook No. 2021c January 2021 must be downloaded and

completed on forms provided.  Additional sheets may be added as necessary.

New (09/27/2021)

Are you ready to begin your Eagle Scout Project?
Just follow the step-by-step process below!
(IMPORTANT: Make sure you are downloading the most current version of the
Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook!)


Eagle Scout Service


How to use Workbook and submit Project Proposal for Approval

Click button then click download (TOP RIGHT ARROW) and save the file to your computer then open with Adobe Reader.

*** IMPORTANT  ***

02/05/2021 - NEW Workbook

If you plan on submitting a CMS Project, please click the links below.


Eagle Scout Project


Check your Districts' information below on how they are conducting Eagle Project Reviews or their web page to verify if their Eagle Project Reviews are being done in person or virtually.
(Updated 04/30/2021)

All requirements for the Eagle Scout Rank, including the Scoutmaster's Conference, must be completed by the 18th birthday.


The Eagle Scout application includes six references (five if not employed.)  A sealed "Letter of Reference" from each of those references must be included with the Eagle Application.

Blue cards are not required but are helpful in the verification process.


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Ready to turn in your Eagle application package?

Bring your project workbook, application, and original reference letters (sealed by the reference) to the Council Service Center at 1410 East 7th Street Charlotte, NC 28204

The Scout Shop staff will review your project and application to ensure the following are present before submitting your project for processing:

Application:    3 signatures
                       Life Scout Position start and end date
                       Scoutmaster Conference date
                       References with Contact Information

Project:           Contact Sheet
                       Project proposal signatures (5)
                       Project report signatures (3)
                       Pictures of Project 


Other:             Ambition Statement
                       Letters (Sealed by references)

                       Person Profile


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$500 College Scholarship for New Eagle Scouts

Did you know that the Mecklenburg County chapter of NESA offers a $500 scholarship every year to an outstanding new Eagle Scout?  This program is targeted at future business leaders and continued supporters of Scouting and is not needs-based. All the new Eagle Scout needs to do is fill out a simple online form, submit with two short essays, and that’s it!  The deadline for submissions is 1/18/2021, and winner will be announced prior to the Eagle Scout Banquet.

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The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

Please -

  • Download Form

  • Fill it out Completely

  • Save it

  • Email a copy to -




The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) is a prestigious recognition granted by the local council’s NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level. The NOESA recognizes Eagle Scouts whose efforts have made a positive impact in the community.

The presentation of this award should be conducted with the highest level of honor. Often, these men have devoted a lifetime of service to their community and the Boy Scouts of America at a great sacrifice to themselves and their families. Each recipient should receive recognition worthy of a lifetime’s accomplishments.

Eagle Recognition

It is customary for Eagle Scouts to receive congratulatory letters from civic, community, military and other leaders who appreciate and recognize the importance of their accomplishments and wish to support them by providing encouragement.  If you would like to request a letter of congratulations, please visit the links below.

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Blue Angels

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National Parks Service

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U.S. Coast Guard Academy

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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U.S. military academy (west point)

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Marine corps league

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Recognizing a Scout for attaining the rank of Eagle?

Celebrating your packs Blue & Gold?

Whatever the occasion, submit your request for permission to use a commercial bakery for use of any Boy Scouts of America logos on a cake using the form on this page.


***Please note that it takes 2-3 business days to review requests and respond accordingly.***