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Life to Eagle (LiTE)

Troop 57 Life-to-Eagle Process  (click the link to see the many steps to Eagle)

Useful BSA or Troop57 Eagle Links and Information
BSA Project Requirements.ppt
Eagle Scout Rank Application.pdf
Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook.pdf (must load from within Acrobat or right click and select "save link as" and save on your 
    computer and launch from saved file).

Recommendations for your Eagle Project Binder Layout - Include the following items, in order:
  1. Binder cover - Scout’s name, Troop #, and either a picture of the project or the Eagle Scout symbol.  
  2. Eagle Scout Application
  3. Service Project Workbook (Project Approval and Signature Page, Final Plan, Report and Final Signature Page)
  4. Photos
  5. Statement of Life Purpose and list of leadership positions and awards outside of Boy Scouts (for Eagle App. Req. 7, see below). 
  6. Individual History Report from your Troopmaster account (Reports menu --> Advancement)
  7. Scout Individual Participation Report from your Troopmaster account (Reports menu --> Activities)
  8. Appendix - Supporting information (additional drawings, expense sheets, etc.)
(All of this with tabbed separators to make it easy to navigate through the book.)  

Helpful information on Eagle Application Requirement 6:  
        Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose and list of leadership positions and awards.

Here's a helpful link:  http://www.ehow.com/how_4814388_write-eagle-scout-personal-statement.html

Instructions on writing the statement of purpose and life ambition  
Writing Tips
  1. Type or print legibly. If you use a computer, don't forget to use spell check.
  2. Use your own words. Write in a way that reflects your personality. Strive for a friendly, confident tone, not too stiff or too casual.
  3. Have a parent, teacher or trusted friend read through your finished statement to check grammar, spelling and clarity.

Composing Your Statement
1. What are your ambitions through high school and beyond? Will you attend college? What career do you hope to pursue? What talents will you develop? Do you plan to start a family, open a business or give back to your community? Be specific. Think big. How do you want to change the world?
Aim for about 500 words. This portion should be in essay form, organized into paragraphs. 
Focus on one main idea per paragraph. For example, discuss goals for personal development in one paragraph, career goals in the next. Include stories or personal experiences that have shaped your character and ambitions, but keep them brief and relevant.

2. List positions in which you demonstrated leadership skills. Include roles such as camp counselor, student-body officer, community volunteer, mentor or project leader. Don't worry about being modest. This is your chance to shine. This portion of your statement can be presented in bullet form. Limit each bullet point to the type of organization, the position held, responsibilities and length of service.

3. List any awards or honors received. According to www.eaglescout.org, honors aren't limited to medals and plaques. They can include a newspaper article, a letter of thanks or anything that made you feel special. Use bullet form. Stick to one or two sentences per bullet point.