Life to Eagle

The fact that a boy or girl is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting but also as they enter higher education, business or industry, and community service.

The award is a performance-based achievement, whose standards have been well maintained over the years. Not every youth who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank; only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts do so. This represents 2 million Boy Scouts who have earned the rank since 1911. Nevertheless, the goals of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness—remain important for all Scouts, whether they attain the Eagle Scout rank or not.

Eagle Rank requirements include earning a number of merit badges and demonstrating Scout spirit, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout.

Life to Eagle Packet

  1. Samoset Guide pages
  2. Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook (Fillable PDF)
  3. Eagle Scout Reference (Fillable)  
  4. Eagle Scout Rank Application (Fillable PDF)

Project Resources

Eagle Recognition

May we suggest that letters be written to state and federal officials, requesting congratulatory letters or certificates to be sent to the Eagle Candidate. Provide the Eagle Candidate's full name, address, unit number, and date/place of the recognition ceremony. The websites below will assist you with address information. Also consider your local mayor, school superintendent, school principal, minister, priest or rabbi, etc.

In order to assure a more timely request for commendation letters/certificates, we suggest you contact elected officials through their local offices or online request forms.


Below are links to scholarships that are available to Eagle Scouts.

 Samoset Council, Boy Scouts of America
 3511 Camp Phillips Rd, Weston WI 54476
 715-355-1450 (phone) | 715-355-9849 (fax)

Samoset Vision: Every youth prepared for tomorrow's challenges.