How can I achieve Eagle scout from another country? Or,how can I join in BSA from another NSO?
Typically, in areas where there are a large number of ex-pat Americans, an overseas troop will be formed. For example, the BSA has troops located near many large US military bases in Europe.The Trans-Atlantic Council may be a good resource for your search.Council802The BSA also has a council that covers Asia, primarily in areas with US military basesFar East Council, BSA A unit list for the Far East may be found here:Units in the Council - Far East Council, BSA The BSA also has a program called "Lone Scout" for those boys who are located in areas far from any troop.Lone ScoutThe original poster has clarified his question to "how can a non-citizen of the United States, resident of another country, far from any established troop or council, earn the rank of Eagle Scout within the BSA?". To my knowledge, no one has ever accomplished this, however there is no specific rule that forbids non-citizens from joining the BSA, and in fact, there are rules that specifically permit it within the United States. That being said, the joining requirements require memorizing and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, which would require the new Scout to to essentially pledge their allegiance to the United States of America, and I suspect that many foreign nations would find that difficult to accept for one of their citizens, and since a Scout is Trustworthy, it would be inappropriate to be deceitful regarding this pledge. The BSA also has an agreement with non-BSA WOSM units operating within the US that they will only recruit non-US citizens, so I'm guessing the BSA is required to operate under similar rules in non-US territories. Given all this, it seems extremely unlikely that someone would be able to achieve the Eagle rank if they are non-citizens, residing outside the United States, and far from any established BSA unit.However, this is pretty darn far from my background as a humble Scoutmaster from Ohio, so I suggest you contact the Far East Council. Their contact information is:FAR EAST COUNCILBOY SCOUTS OF AMERICAUnit 45005APO AP 96343-5005- or -When using International Mail:BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICABEIGUN JUTAKU (BLDG) #1144811 KAMITSURUMA MINAMI-KU SAGAMIHARA-SHI KANAGAWA-KEN 252-0302JAPANYou can also fill out this contact form:Find a Unit Near You - Far East Council, BSA
Can I list "eagle scout" on my UC application?
So I was from a very small town in California called Crescent City, and as I was going through the Application Process trying to get into top colleges, I remembered the accomplishment I was very much looking forward to was being an Eagle Scout. At the time I was still a Life Scout, but didn’t have my project completed yet, but I knew I was going to finish it and achieve my rank of “Eagle Scout”. If you remember from the end of the Board of Review, they should have told you what the world now expects from you, being an Eagle Scout, (as they also tell you you can now consider yourself an “Eagle Scout”), and because of such, you can list “Eagle Scout” on any job applications, and college applications.I listed being an Eagle Scout on my application, and I got accepted into all of the UC Schools except for Los Angeles, and Davis. It wasn’t the only thing I listed in addition to my application, but I think it definitely helped in increasing my chances of getting accepted into top schools. So, Yes. I definitely would list being an “Eagle Scout” as an achievement on your UC application even if you have not yet completed it, but intend to finish soon. Hope that helps!
Should you ever list "Eagle Scout" on a resume?
Absolutely. It is the only thing that people put on resumes from their high school years. It will help get you in the door. The military likes it so much you get one pay grade just for having been one. My son got his job because he was an Eagle Scout. The boss told him on his 1 yr. anniversary. I don’t talk to those who just graduated from school. I don’t hire employees without any experience. But you were an Eagle Scout, and I thought I would give you a try. And not hiring you might have been the dumbest thing I have ever done.” I have another scout who after culinary school got a job in New Orleans with a very famous restaurant. They had never hired anyone from the school he went to, but again they hired him because he was an Eagle Scout.There may be a hater out there, but smart businessmen make decision based on how it works for the business.Good Luck
How does being an Eagle Scout help out while being in the military?
Good number of the answers cover the “factual” point that you will come into the military at the higher E3 grade (this also true for Gold Star Girl Scouts), and you could probably see a good number of Academy and ROTC folks that have these high recognition of youth achievement in their profiles too.Now the “subjective”. Those that achieve Eagle Scout and Gold Star have completed in their path Leadership, project management, resilience, citizenship engagement, life saving skills, emergency management, service, overall human engagement to and end purpose, a combined purpose. Absorption of many additional subjects and well, camping and the logistics of a camp is a skill.The perseverance to get to that milestone and what it tend to imbue in the character of the candidate has the ability to place them in not only a higher paygrade recognition, but also the expectation of the quality of character of that position, with the inherent expectation to go achieve higher.Eagle and Gold go a long way and imprsssive on any college application and resume.I was trying not to sound to pro-anything, just know that as someone who interviews candidates coming into the military and picking their trade Eagles and Stars standout before even seeing that certificate.
How does one become an Eagle Scout?
Hard work and dedication. It is a lot of work, that shouldn't be a surprise, but when you reach the rank of Life scout you're only half way there. As Jack Dahlgren said, you need to join a troop. This troop will support you and help you along the path, but it is your project. You will preform it and lead it. The purpose is to demonstrate the leadership qualities and skills you've learned in Boy Scouts. When you obtain Life scout you will receive an Eagle packet. You will need to complete this and get it signed off on. Make sure you get the signatures in the proper order! If you don't, they will make you start the packet over. Make sure you over detail all your plans because you want to show that you are taking all variables into consideration.Once you have the packet signed off on, you can start you're Eagle project. Depending on what you're doing it may take you anywhere from a couple of days to months. ( I built a bridge which took a weekend.) During this process it's important to involve volunteers, this project shows off your leadership skills and planning more than anything. You should garner at least 300 total volunteer hours.Beyond you're project, you will need to fill leadership roles in your troop for 6 months (if I am unmistaken) and also get a minimum of 21 merit badges, 10 which are Eagle specific. And this all has to be done before your 18th birthday.Talk to you're troop and scoutmaster, they want to help you. Less then 7% of Boy Scouts obtain their Eagle, which may seem daunting but it is very doable. I waited until the weekend before my 18th birthday to complete my project, which was a fantastic example of chronic procrastination, but with the help of my friends, family, and troop I was able to do it. And so can you. The End Game
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!
What are good strategies to become an Eagle Scout?
These are all great answers. However, let me stress the importance of not wasting time. The advanced ranks have time requirements and leadership requirements. If you lollygag around and wait until you are 17 to earn Star, you will not make Eagle. Even earning Life could be tricky. Of course, if you are goofing off in your early Scout years, you probably don't really care if you earn your Eagle. Hopefully your troop leaders are watching your progress and can step in early enough to keep you on track if you really do want to earn Eagle. You probably want to have earned your Life rank by the time you're 15. As you go through your teen years, there are more and more distractions pulling you away. If Eagle Scout is a goal for you, you have to allow for those distractions, whether it's a sport season keeping you from getting to meetings for a few months (which can affect holding a leadership position), or getting a part-time job to earn money for college (which can affect going to summer camp and working on merit badges). In the middle of all of this, you need to hold a meaningful, elected troop position, and pulled off the planning and execution of an Eagle project, while finishing up your required merit badges (some of which also have time requirements). Finally, keep track of everything you do, including dates of achievements, and camp-outs. Your troop should also be keeping track, but use their records to verify your own. Perhaps you finished a merit badge and forgot to turn in your blue card. When in doubt, the troop record will prevail. Good luck!
How does it feel to be an Eagle Scout during the current negative discussions involving scouting?
I've always felt that the BSA should end its discriminatory policies against gay and atheist boys and leaders. As such, I've proudly worn the "Inclusive Scouting Award" on my uniform for years. This is an unofficial (and thus technically forbidden on the Class A uniform) knot/patch to show support for including those discriminated groups in the BSA. I wore this throughout 7 years working in senior positions at an official BSA summer camp, and explained my positions to all who asked about it. There were other staffers who did the same.While this particular issue deeply disappoints me, I don't fundamentally believe the BSA is a bad organization, or something I don't want to be associated with. As such, I wouldn't return my badge or medal, because I'm still quite proud of it, and also proud of my affiliation with so many of the best people I've ever known. Large organizations are certain to have disagreements like this, but there's more than enough common ground to share and be proud of. Of course I do hope that this policy changes, but I'll continue to support the BSA either way.If you're looking for an analogy you can relate to, consider whether you would renounce your American citizenship if Congress passed a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I certainly wouldn't, even though I'd disagree with such a decision. I think most Americans feel the same way about most issues, which is why we're still united as one nation.: http://www.inclusivescouting.net...
How hard is it to become an Eagle Scout?
For an exact answer, please read the following. It is a list of everything you need to do to become an Eagle Scout:https://filestore.scouting.org/f...However, here is a summary:-It requires time. Nineteen months is a minimum.-It requires effort. Scouts not only need to memorize things like the pledge of allegiance and the symptoms and treatment of a stroke but also demonstrate skills such as swimming, tying knots, using of a saw, and performing CPR. Scouts also have to complete tasks such as improving their physical fitness and performing research on a household purchase.-It requires active participation. In addition to sixteen months of vaguely defined being “active in [their] troop,” scouts also need to meet concrete requirements such as camping for twenty nights and participating in eighteen hours of community service not even counting the eagle project.-It requires responsibility. Scouts have to serve for a total of sixteen months in positions of responsibility within their troops.-It requires family involvement. Several requirements include a parent or guardian.-It requires community involvement. Scouts have to attend two community meetings as well as lead an eagle project, an in-depth service project for a community organization.-It requires leadership. Scouts must teach skills to their peers as well as complete the aforementioned eagle project.-It requires money. Uniforms, registration fees, camping equipment, camp costs, transportation, and other items pile up. The money doesn’t necessarily need to come from the scouts or their families, many troops hold fundraisers to pay some or all expenses.I think that covers all the major tangible and intangible factors that add up to the difficulty of earning the eagle rank. If anyone thinks I missed something major, please let me know.