Is it possible to carry out an Eagle Scout project in 3 months?
Yes, absolutely.As many others have suggested, budgeting to have 6 months or a year is better, but 3 months is doable. I believe I have seen them go from idea to completion in as little as a month (with all approvals), but those are amazingly rare.The right follow on question is “How do I carry out an Eagle Scout project in just 3 months?”It is all about the project, especially the various layers of extra approval you have to go through for certain types of projects. Avoid projects that require government approval, such as zoning permits, building permits, inspections, or where a government agency or board is the recipient. It can be hard enough getting approval from your Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, District or Council representative, and the Beneficiary. Don’t add MORE required approvals.The ideal beneficiary is represented by a single person who has the authority to approve your project and accept it as done WITHOUT going to a “the board”, “ the membership”, or anyone else for approval. When you meet with your beneficiary, make sure you understand their level of authority to approve your project.The ideal project comes with its own funding. Some organizations that need work done have money for the materials, and they just need you to design the project, find the labor, and direct the project to completion. Many Eagles raise funds to complete their project, but that takes extra time, so avoid it if possible, if you are on a tight deadline.Be super polite about it, but do let those you are working with understand your timeline. Expect to bend over backwards to accommodate their needs if they are helping you to meet your schedule. (For example, I met with a scout about 9 or 10 PM on the day before his 18th birthday to sign some things for an Eagle Scout candidate. He drove to the campsite where the troop was camping, because that was where *I* was going to be on that day. A scout is helpful, and I was happy to help, but in that case he needed to come to me.)Be FLEXIBLE. (Or as they say in Woodbadge, “Semper Gumby. Always Flexible.”) Your ideal project might be an outdoor construction project like a trail or a dock. If the time you have left is December to February, and you are in Minnesota, it isn’t going to work. Pick something that is mostly or entirely indoors. (However, I have seen scouts build and install docks in Virginia in the winter, where they had to chip through the ice to get to the bottom of the pond to dig the underwater hole for the support posts. It is amazing what a motivated group of scouts can accomplish!)Good luck with your project!
Related to my Eagle Scout project includes very expensive contract work that I have to fundraise for. How can I ask for a portion of it to be donated, but still keep him willing to do the work?
Call them up, or write them an email, and explain your situation. Describe your project and how it will impact the community. Tell them that it is all community service and any donation is tax deductible (make sure to follow up with this part ASAP if that’s what they want). Maybe even offer to meet in person with them to show them the work you’ve done so far, or to show them where the project will take place. You could offer them free advertisement, too. For example, if you write thank you letters to your donors, or if you hand out flyers for your project, you could include a short message showing their logo and detailing how great their services are. Many companies, when given a professional presentation, are willing to help out.
How can you include multiple beneficiaries in your Eagle Scout Service Project? There is only one box for the beneficiary, but I want to work with a couple libraries.
As I understand it, you have to have a single primary beneficiary for your project…which will include the contact within that organization who has to sign off on your work and say that it’s been done.There is nothing in it, so far as I am aware, to say that you can’t benefit others as well in the process…just include that information in the description and details.
For my Eagle Scout Service Project, I want to raise awareness for mental health issues amongst my local community, especially within the younger generations. How can I do that?
A2A - As the proud owner of 3 Eagle Dad pins and 4 Eagle Mentor pins (none from my sons) and a former ASM with the duties of “Eagle Motivator” (being the one ASM charged with motivating the Life Scouts who are stagnant) I’ve been involved in just a few eagle projects.Your first step should be to identify the beneficiary of the project. John Coombs & Toby Dillon have both pointed this out. Once you’ve done this work with them. You do not want to go and do something that does NOT work within the structure of what they are trying to accomplish within the community.You’ve an interesting idea. Remember though the project MUST show your leadership ability. You troop should have someone - usually an ASM that the SM has designated - that you can talk to and hash out ideas to meet the requirements of the project. Talk to them or your SM.Good luck. Again I like the idea but have some concerns about the leadership aspect of the idea.
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