Eagle Scout rank application process
You MUST use the most recent version of the Eagle Rank Application. Be sure to follow the fillable .pdf instructions so the Council Registrar and members of your Board of Review can read your application. DO NOT do a random internet search to find the application form. There are many very old copies on the Internet. Project proposals and applications using older versions of the form will not be approved by the District.
Note: The PDF file requires the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. The file often does not open correctly in a browser window or with other PDF readers.
Scoutbook will also prefill most of the information on your application. Directions for using Scoutbook with the Eagle Application can be found here.
After you have completed Requirements 1-6, you will need to work with your District Advancement Committee to complete the Eagle Application Process.
Eagle Scout Letters of Recommendation
Along with submitting your Eagle Scout Rank Application, you will need to request Letters of Recommendation from the references you list on the application. You can also request Letters of Recommendation from other adults in your life. The Districts prefer to receive at least 3 Letters of Recommendation in advance of your Board of Review. It’s good to start making requests early.
Any reference letters received will be shared only with members of your Board or Review. They will not be shared with the Scout due to the confidential nature of the contents.
Determining your District
Use this list to determine which District serves your troop, as of March 2024.
Northern Trails – 411, 420, 422, 520, 550, 557, 574, 575, 591, 604, 612, 622, 745, 909, 8422, 8711, 8909
Lake Shores – 430, 438, 457, 519, 532, 565, 570, 579, 572, 606, 600, 615, 624, 626, 641, 647, 662, 673, 678, 8570, 8579, 8641
Northern Trails Troops
Please provide the Northern Trails District Confidential Letter of Recommendation Form to those you want a reference from. The completed form should be mailed to the address included on the form.
Lake Shores Troops
Please provide the Lake Shores District Confidential Letter of Recommendation Form to those you want a reference from. The completed form should be mailed to the address included on the form.
Completed Applications and Boards of Review
Do not send your Eagle Workbook or Reference Letters to the Council Service Center. Please work with your District Advancement Eagle Coordinator to ensure a smooth process.
Northern Trails Troops
Contact either of the Northern Trails District Eagle Coordinators to file your Completed and Approved Eagle Application. Ensure you have the Candidate, Unit Leader, Unit Committee, and Beneficiary approval signatures in place before setting up a meeting with an Eagle Coordinator.
The Northern Trails District Confidential Letter of Recommendation Form should be sent to the References you listed on your Eagle Application, as well as any other people you would like to receive a reference from. Any reference letters received will be shared only with members of your Board or Review.
After meeting with the District Eagle Coordinator, your application will be forwarded to the Chief Seattle Council registrar for Certification. After Certification, the Registrar will notify the District Eagle Coordinator who will arrange your Board or Review. The Eagle candidate, Parent/Guardian, Unit Leader, and Committee chair will be copied on the notification email. Be certain to check your spam folder regularly, once your Eagle Application is submitted.
After a successful Board of Review, the Chairperson of your Board will physically or electronically sign approval on your Eagle Application and your Application is again filed with the Chief Seattle Council Service Center for forwarding to the National Council Board of Review for ratification.
Lake Shores Troops
Submit Eagle Scout Rank Applications to the Council Service Center:
After you have submitted your Eagle Scout Rank Application, the Council will verify your application and forward it to the Lake Shores District Eagle Scout Board of Review Coordinator who will then contact you to schedule your Board of Review and request any further documentation needed.
Eagle Scout Board of Review Coordinator:
Lake Shores Eagle Scout Board of Review Coordinator
15731 NE 8th St, #7056
Bellevue, WA 98008
Lake Shores District Eagle Scout Boards of Review are conducted at Bellevue City Hall at the date and time provided by the Eagle Scout Board of Review Coordinator.
- Address: 450 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
- Take Exit 13A west off of Interstate 405.
- Go one block west and make a right turn (north) on 110th Avenue Northeast.
- Proceed to the City Hall visitor parking entrance on the right.
- Parking is free after hours.
It takes approximately 3-5 weeks from filing your Eagle Application after your Board of Review to receive your Eagle Certificate, Medal and Badge. Certificates, Medals and Badges are normally available at the Council service center for pick up. We will notify the Eagle Candidate, Unit Leader and Committee Chair when they are available.
- Type your Application so it can be read.
- Use Scoutbook to pre-fill your application with information already in Scoutbook.
- Your name as written on the application will be how your name appears on your Eagle Certificate.
- As part of your complete Eagle Application, you must include your Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose.