When is the last possible date to submit an Eagle Scout rank application?
All Eagle Scout requirements must be completed before your 18th birthday, barring an exception for special needs. This includes “merit badges, service project, active participation, Scout spirit, position of responsibility, and unit leader conference.” Guide to Advancement 2015 section 18.104.22.168 [As of 11/6/16 the 2015 version is the most current.]However the signatures need not be dated before the Scout’s 18th birthday. (ibid, 22.214.171.124 #2, also 126.96.36.199) Section 188.8.131.52 mentions that a copy should be made of the application, service project workbook, etc. and once the copies are in safekeeping, the originals should be delivered promptly to the council service center. It says timeliness is especially critical if the candidate is approaching or has already turned 18.So clearly, although the work must be completed before the 18th birthday, the application needn’t be turned in by then. The Guide to Advancement recommends that the work be hand delivered if possible, but suggests registered or certified mail if that is not possible.“There is no requirement that the application must be completed or submitted before the 18th birthday. Councils do not have the authority to reject applications submitted on or after that date.” (Guide to Advancement section 184.108.40.206)The Board of Review will be scheduled after all records have been submitted to National and verified, then returned to the local council. No special permission is required for a Board of Review within 3 months after the 18th birthday (hence a good reason to submit your packet in a timely fashion).Between 3 and 6 months after the 18th birthday a letter of explanation for the delay is required, as is special permission from the local council. At 6 months past the 18th birthday or beyond, it becomes a real pain. Letters must be sent to National and permission granted to have a late Board of Review. Don’t be in this situation.Best bet, as everyone will tell you, is to get it all done as early as possible.
What kind of effect does being an Eagle Scout have on college applications?
Becoming an Eagle Scout does (usually) look great on an application, because it requires commitment, hard work, persistence, initiative in coming up with projects, and indicates a willingness to help others. Becoming an Eagle Scout is very difficult, and if you accomplish that while doing very well academically, then it’s a sign that you can handle a lot of work at once. I met three Eagle Scouts while at MIT. Outside of college, I knew one person who had managed to become an Eagle Scout, and that was my dad, who went to Dartmouth. I don’t remember meeting anyone at MIT who was a Boy Scout but hadn’t become an Eagle Scout (except for maybe a couple people who did like a year of Cubs when they were eight or whatever, which doesn’t really count.)My friends who were Eagle Scouts told me all about what it takes to achieve that, and it is not for the faint of heart. It therefore would undoubtedly look impressive on a college application to be an Eagle Scout. But my guess is that if you try to become an Eagle Scout solely for the purpose of making your college application look better, then you are unlikely to succeed. It seems you need to show real leadership and dedication to being the best Scout you can be for the sake of others, and if that alone doesn't motivate you, then it will likely be very hard to push yourself to do it over the length of time it takes. Also, all the schools you mentioned like to interview students and get a personal take on their activities. If your only motivation for becoming an Eagle Scout is to get into college, then that is likely to be apparent in an interview. And that certainly won’t help your application - top-tier universities like the ones you mentioned want students to have drive and passion for the things that they do and not just do them as a stepping stone to get into college.
What percentage of Boy Scouts reach the Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts of America? How long does it take?
Of all Boy Scouts, only about 3–5% of them become Eagle Scouts.However, this includes all Boy Scouts, even those who dropped out after a few months or barely participate. For those who put forth the effort and truly desire the award, success rates are much higher.That doesn’t mean it’s easy. If it were, the numbers would be a lot higher than 3–5% and it wouldn’t be as respected as it is. A lot of time, energy, leadership, and sometimes blood sweat and tears are needed to get there.As for the timing, it really does depend. I was in Scouts for a decade (including Cub Scouts) and earned my Eagle award late, six days before my 18th birthday. The earliest you could technically do it is around 12 or 13, assuming you started at 10 and really just did it all in a whirlwind. Most take longer and earn it around 16 or 17, and sometimes at 18 (there are limits to that). In my opinion, as a scout you shouldn’t focus everything on Eagle. Start your required badges early and always be planning for it, but take the opportunity to enjoy the program. Go to Philmont, volunteer, go on bike rides and hikes and everything else. You will develop leadership skills and personal growth that you didn’t think possible, and that will make your Eagle award all the more rewarding. Despite all of the blisters and cuts, the long miles and cold nights and sunburns and bug bites and sometimes worse, scouting is a truly transformative experience. Enjoy the journey. If I had to do my ten years of scouting again, I would in a heartbeat.
How do I fill out the IIFT 2018 application form?
Hi!IIFT MBA (IB) Application Form 2018 – The last date to submit the Application Form of IIFT 2018 has been extended. As per the initial notice, the last date to submit the application form was September 08, 2017. However, now the candidates may submit it untill September 15, 2017. The exam date for IIFT 2018 has also been shifted to December 03, 2017. The candidates will only be issued the admit card, if they will submit IIFT application form and fee in the prescribed format. Before filling the IIFT application form, the candidates must check the eligibility criteria because ineligible candidates will not be granted admission. The application fee for candidates is Rs. 1550, however, the candidates belonging to SC/STPWD category only need to pay Rs. 775. Check procedure to submit IIFT Application Form 2018, fee details and more information from the article below.Latest – Last date to submit IIFT application form extended until September 15, 2017.IIFT 2018 Application FormThe application form of IIFT MBA 2018 has only be released online, on http://tedu.iift.ac.in. The candidates must submit it before the laps of the deadline, which can be checked from the table below.Application form released onJuly 25, 2017Last date to submit Application form(for national candidates)September 08, 2017 September 15, 2017Last date to submit the application form(by Foreign National and NRI)February 15, 2018IIFT MBA IB entrance exam will be held onNovember 26, 2017 December 03, 2017IIFT 2018 Application FeeThe candidates should take note of the application fee before submitting the application form. The fee amount is as given below and along with it, the medium to submit the fee are also mentioned.Fee amount for IIFT 2018 Application Form is as given below:General/OBC candidatesRs 1550SC/ST/PH candidatesRs 775Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI candidatesUS$ 80 (INR Rs. 4500)The medium to submit the application fee of IIFT 2018 is as below:Credit CardsDebit Cards (VISA/Master)Demand Draft (DD)Candidates who will submit the application fee via Demand Draft will be required to submit a DD, in favour of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, payable at New Delhi.Procedure to Submit IIFT MBA Application Form 2018Thank you & Have a nice day! :)
How do I fill out the CAT 2018 application form?
The procedure for filling up the CAT Application form is very simple. I’ll try to explain it to you in simple words.I have provided a link below for CAT registration.See, first you have to register, then fill in details in the application form, upload images, pay the registration fee and finally submit the form.Now, to register online, you have to enter details such as your name, date of birth, email id, mobile number and choose your country. You must and must enter your own personal email id and mobile number, as you will receive latest updates on CAT exam through email and SMS only.Submit the registration details, after which an OTP will be sent to the registered email id and mobile number.Once the registration part is over, you will get the Login credentials.Next, you need to fill in your personal details, academic details, work experience details, etc.Upload scanned images of your photograph, and signature as per the specifications.Pay the registration fee, which is Rs. 950 for SC/ST/PWD category candidates and Rs. 1900 for all other categories by online mode (Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking).Final step - Submit the form and do not forget to take the print out of the application form. if not print out then atleast save it somewhere.CAT 2018 Registration (Started): Date, Fees, CAT 2018 Online Application iimcat.ac.in
How many Eagle Scout ranks are awarded a year?
It varies every year, but the number quoted is 5% of all Scouts. In 2018 there were 52,160 newly minted Eagles. More information can be found here: Eagle Scout Class of 2018: A comprehensive look at the numbers
How much does attaining the rank of Eagle Scout affect your life?
It has a two-fold impact I believe. I built up a lot of self-confidence as a 15 year old by attaining something that takes a lot of work and dedication. I knew that if I persevered and worked hard I could do anything. The other big impact is how society perceived me. I was not just another kid but a kid who had gotten his Eagle Scout. Adults put more trust in me than other kids my age.Attaining Eagle Scout is like getting a college degree or successfully serving in the armed services, it’s a marker that society uses to vet an individual as someone who is able to learn, possesses inner discipline, and is honest in nature.To this day if I meet someone and they mention they were an Eagle Scout I put more stock into them as a person but generally if I have spent any time with them I will already have a suspicion that they are Eagle Scouts. It shows.
How many African boy scouts reach the Eagle rank?
None. Eagle Scout is the highest attainable rank only in the Boy Scouts of America, and the scouting program of the Philippines. The highest rank in other countries varies but is often something like "King's Scout".