Deadline for Eagle Scout

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  1. Born-To-Fly_024

    Born-To-Fly_024 Member

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    Hey guys, I'm currently a sophomore in high school and i'm going into my junior year. Right now, I'm a Star Scout and really close to getting my life scout. Anyways, I want to get Eagle Scout because it will help my application, and it will prepare me for the application process. My main concern is how much time do i have to make it. I am trying to get it as fast as I can, but it would be nice to know when I should have it by- so that I can put it on my application
     
  2. theraven

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    as soon as you can get it. I just got my eagle in February and i turned life in the 8th grade (i'm going to the academy in about 4 weeks). don't get distracted. keep on pushing. Do not let up on scouts until you have your eagle project workbook turned in and you're simply waiting for your board of review. seriously i was told this and i didn't listen and you probably wont listen either but GET YOUR EAGLE NOW! seriously right now. Like get off this forum and go work on it.
     
  3. usna2012mom

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    Minimum is 6 months after you get Life and maximum is your 18th birthday. You probably already knew that. As far as your application goes. You get Eagle when you earn it. If you apply for NASS in Feb and you are a Life scout, put that on your pre-app. When it comes time to fill out the full application, if you are still Life, you put that. When you become Eagle, you update your file. Our son earned his Eagle after he was accepted to NASS and applied for NROTC scholarship. When he got the official certificate from BSA, he forwarded to all concerned. He did earn it well before MOC interviews which gave him something to talk about.
    Stay focused and good luck and be sure to have fun with your scouting experience.
     
  4. Born-To-Fly_024

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    So I can let them know I got my Eagle Scout after I already sent my application in?
     
  5. Texmom

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    Eagle

    Yes, you can update your applications any time. The date you officially become an Eagle scout is your board of review date, not when you receive the certificate or have the court of honor.
     
  6. Born-To-Fly_024

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    That's good. So when's the latest I can update my application?
     
  7. usna2012mom

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    True, but the certificate was something tangible to send in and it states the official date. He had to send the certificate for ROTC. He just filled in the blank on the application because he earned Eagle before he completed the final application for USNA.
     
  8. theraven

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    you don't even have to wait until you have the board of review to tell them. I told them after i got my scout master conference back in January (i also explained that it was 99.9% guaranteed that i would become eagle because everyone passes board of review) and two weeks later i got my appointment.
     
  9. 2012mom?

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    You can update your application until you are notified that you are scholastically qualified/not qualified by USNA, or 1 March of your senior year of HS, whichever comes first.
     
  10. mom3boys

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    Raven, in our council everyone does not pass the board of review. Our eagle boards can be brutal. They hammered on my son for an hour and a quarter. We personally know of a few scouts who left in tears and had to do re-writes before re-presenting. Our troop makes sure our boys are prepared, so we don't have boys fail, but every troop does not operate like that. It sounds like your troop is similar to ours in that it has the boys totally prepared before they face the board. While it's fine to let the academy know you are almost finished, I would advise candidates to let the academy know they are eagle scouts after they actually are eagle scouts...after all, a scout is trustworthy.
     
  11. theraven

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    well yes i agree and that's why i explained that you tell them that while you are not an eagle yet all you have is the board of review. And for me who had already been through a 2 hour Blue and Gold Interrogation (my relationship with my B&G officer was very cold and efficient) my 30 minute review panel for my congressman, and my 30 minute phone telephone interview for my senator I felt more than ready to take on the board. I also had a really good project workbook. I have heard of scary eagle boards, my friend had an hour and a half one before a 3 star admiral, 2 star general, a Federal District judge, and some other notables but he passed.

    also you can take the board of review over again and you can be over the age of 18 so even if you fail your first board of review its not like you cant do it again.
     

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