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!
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.
How has the process of becoming an Eagle Scout helped you in your career?
Depending on the type of career you choose, earning the rank of Eagle Scout can potentially help you a lot professionally. Even though I now work as a Product Designer, I still list having earned the rank of Eagle Scout on my resume.In terms of raw skills you’ll takeaway from working toward the rank of Eagle, time management is huge and something that certainly helped me in college and continues to help me today. Understanding the importance of long-term planning, the importance of sequencing tasks in a specific order, and how essential managing the resources at your disposal for specific projects (in terms of time, raw materials, headcount, etc) are all skills that I learned and employed from a really early age and which I would have needed to learn later in life under circumstances with potentially more dramatic consequences.Additionally, scouting (and working toward the rank of Eagle more generally) instilled within me a pretty strong value system that has absolutely helped me professionally. The Scout Law teaches scouts to be: “Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.”In almost every performance review I’ve ever had professionally, I’ve received some variation of the feedback that my coworkers find me to be “A very positive person to work with, almost unusually so.” To be clear, this can both work for and against you. My former coworker Nadia Singer said that the first time she met me I was so positive and upbeat that it made her “feel like vomiting.” I’ve found in most cases though, including the example I mentioned with Nadia, that by being friendly and helpful both personally and professionally that people will come to treat you as someone they can rely on.Outside of a value system and an understanding of time and resource management, hiring mangers tend to look favorably upon Eagle Scouts. In my first job at Liberty Mutual Insurance, the hiring manger for the team which I had applied to had a son who had just joined the Boy Scouts and I think the fact that I was an Eagle really resonated with her. Later when I was going through the interview process at Google, the fact that I was an Eagle Scout helped differentiate my application and I believe helped contribute to my being offered a job there.At the time Google was oddly focused on all manner of metrics that separated out candidates as special (to the point where my recruiter asked if I had ever run any marathons and then proceeded to ask which marathons specifically and what my finishing times were for each one).Again, take all of this with a grain of salt. After working at Google for about a year I found out that a hiring manager on my team had been rejecting any resume that mentioned the candidate was an Eagle Scout because he considered the Boy Scouts to be a “anti-gay paramilitary organization.” If he had been the one who had reviewed my application there initially I never would have been hired.Finally, depending on the career you’ve chosen, being an Eagle Scout can even benefit you monetarily. Enlisting in a branch of the United States Armed Services as an Eagle Scout will start you 1–2 ranks higher than you otherwise would have been and provide you with increased pay and responsibilities from day one.
What is the process to fill out the BSTC application form?
First, candidates need to apply online for BSTC 2019 by following the instructions and guidelines which are mentioned in the information brochure. GGTU has uploaded the official notification along with complete details such as Eligibility, Exam Dates, Pattern and syllabus. Before going to fill the form, you need to check the eligibility criteria. If you are appearing in the 12th class then you are also eligible for the exam.Candidates who are eligible for the BSTC Exam 2019 they have to check the important documents which are required for filling the application form. As you know, this year, the written test is conducting by the university in the first week of May 2019. So the candidates must have to complete online registration of BSTC 2019 and make the payment. Candidates must have to check the required documents for filing the forms such as10th & 12th Class Mark Sheet12th/ HSC Class Roll NumberScanned Images (Photograph & Signature)Passing Year, Marks & PercentageCategory & DomicileCandidates must have to check the size of the photograph which will not be more than 100 KB also width 8CM & height 10 CM and 50KB for Signature with 5 CM Width & 3 CM height. If your images are longer than its mention size then images can’t upload. It’s also mandatory to check the format of the images. Now, you can check the below steps for filling the BSTC 2019 online application form.How to Fill the BSTC 2019 Online FormCandidates who are ready to fill the application they can visit the official website by entering the URL or search in the Google. Now, you can follow the website link and redirect to the webpage. Now you have to search the link for fill the BSTC 2019 Form and click on it. A new webpage will open and starts filling the application form by mention the details such asEnter the Candidate’s Name and Father/ Mother NameSelect the Date of Birth (Date / Month/ Year)Select the course i.e. BSTC General/ BSTC Sanskrit or BothMode the payment i.e. Online PaymentCandidates can pay the fee for Rs.450/ – for both papers and Rs.400/ – for either General or Sanskrit. If you want to change all the details then you can click on the reset button or click on the next button.After completing the first step, you have to go through the second step i.e. uploading the scanned images. First, you can upload the scanned photograph and signature in the valid size and format by clicking on the choose file. Now you can select the photograph and signature and submit it.Now you will reach on the final step of the GGTU BSTC 2019 Application Form. So candidates who need to fill the remaining information such asGender, Marital Status, State of Bonafide and DistrictSelect the category i.e. SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD/ Divorces/ WidowEnter the Permanent & correspondence addressSelect the Two exam centreEnter the Education Details i.e. 10th & 12th Class DetailsBSTC 2019 Application FeeAfter that, candidates can click on proceed and check the Token & application no. Finally, you need to pay the BSTC Application Fee 2019. To pay the fee, you can use the Debit/ Credit Card/ Net Banking or Challan. If you are going to fill the form for General or Sanskrit then you need to make the payment of Rs.450/ -. For both papers, the university will charge the Rs.400/ -. It’s important to download the application form and take a printout for further reference.Important LinksGet Admit CardDownload BSTC College ListCounselling Dates
What is the process to fill out the CISF recruitment 2018 application form?
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Job Notification:Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) invited applications for the 519 posts of Assistant Sub-Inspector post. The eligible candidates can apply to the post through the prescribed format on or before 15 December 2018.Important Date:Last date of receipt of application by the Unit Commanders: 12 December 2018Last date of receipt of application by respective Zonal DIsG: 22 December 2018Written examination: 24 February 2019
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.
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 188.8.131.52 [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, 184.108.40.206 #2, also 220.127.116.11) Section 18.104.22.168 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 22.214.171.124)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.
How does one get invited to the Quora Partner Program? What criteria do they use, or is it completely random?
I live in Germany. I got an invite to the Quora partner program the day I landed in USA for a business trip. So from what I understand, irrespective of the number of views on your answers, there is some additional eligibility criteria for you to even get an email invite.If you read the terms of service, point 1 states:Eligibility. You must be located in the United States to participate in this Program. If you are a Quora employee, you are eligible to participate and earn up to a maximum of $200 USD a month. You also agree to be bound by the Platform Terms (https://www.quora.com/about/tos) as a condition of participation.Again, if you check the FAQ section:How can other people I know .participate?The program is invite-only at this time, but we intend to open it up to more people as time goes on.So my guess is that Quora is currently targeting people based out of USA, who are active on Quora, may or may not be answering questions frequently ( I have not answered questions frequently in the past year or so) and have a certain number of consistent answer views.Edit 1: Thanks to @Anita Scotch, I got to know that the Quora partner program is now available for other countries too. Copying Anuta’s comment here:If you reside in one of the Countries, The Quora Partner Program is active in, you are eligible to participate in the program.” ( I read more will be added, at some point, but here are the countries, currently eligible at this writing,) U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Australia.11/14/2018Edit 2 : Here is the latest list of countries with 3 new additions eligible for the Quora Partner program:U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, India and Brazil.Thanks to Monoswita Rez for informing me about this update.