Use these Resources to guide you through your Eagle Project. These resources are available to use for inspiration, ideas, planning, building and executing your project.
Inspiration & Ideas
- Adams Service Project of the Year Awards – Resource to use for inspiration or pull from different ideas under categories that fit your interests. These are the top projects in the national over multiple years. So, don’t think you need to complete a project of the magnitude of these.
- Makeover Projects – See how other Scout projects improved community spaces with before and after shots. Think about how you could use the same technique.
- Looking for an Eagle Scout project? Check out these great organizations.
- Still stuck? Use this Eagle Project idea generator from the National Eagle Scout Association.
- Project Flow Chart – Overview of the complete project process to help you navigate through decision making to complete your project
- Cincinnati ToolBank – Organization that offers an inexpensive tool lending program to provide tools, equipment and expertise to enhance the charitable sector’s capacity to serve. The cost is basically 3% of the value of the item. So, for a week of rental – it is very inexpensive – post hole digger $.75 (yes, 75 cents), mitre saw $.40, cordless hammer drill $6.00
- The ToolBank Inventory – List of the tools and prices offered through the Cincinnati ToolBank
- Lowes Discount – Lowes offers discount on materials (not tools). Every Lowe’s location is different. For the Mason location, use the following process:
- Go online to get unit numbers for the items you need
- List the unit number, item description, and quantity needed
- Describe the project
- Type up on one sheet and submit in person to the store for approval
- Crowdfunding Options – Read this blog for details about crowdfunding for Eagle Projects and fundraising in general.
- Tax exempt certificate – many beneficiaries will supply a tax exempt certificate, if asked, for materials purchased. This will help save all the tax on the cost of material!
- Fundraising – requires the approval of the Dan Beard Council before the project is started. See page 20 of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook. Fundraising must be approved by the Council – except for contributions from the beneficiary, the candidate, the chartered organization, and the candidate’s parents, guardians, or relatives, as well as the unit or individuals in the unit.
- Tax exempt certificate – many beneficiaries will supply a tax exempt certificate, if asked, for materials purchased. This will help save all the tax on the cost of material! Or you can utilize Heritage Presbyterian’s certificate by seeing the Troop Treasurer.
- Troop 750: Project Criteria Overview – what do you need to be thinking about when selecting a project and an overview of the process
- Project Beneficiary – Overview of information for the project beneficiaries
- Beneficiary Letter – a letter to share with potential beneficiaries of the Eagle Scout project
- Age Guidelines for tools – See page 90 of the Guide to Safe Scouting which outlines the tools that are appropriate to each age level.
- Eagle Scouts are asked to find a Eagle Mentor from an adult leader in the troop, for more information on Mentors – see the guide to advancement section 188.8.131.52 Eagle Scout Service Project Coach:
- “Mentor” (sometimes called Adviser) provides support during the entire process of working towards the Eagle rank.
- The role of a “Project Coach” is shorter term, and is limited to the candidate’s Eagle project, from proposal through report. Sometimes the Project Coach and Mentor are the same person.
- Assistant Scoutmasters in the troop are the most frequent Mentors and Project Coaches. Email the life to Eagle coordinator in the troop – Matt Scherocman if you need help finding a Mentor or Project Coach.
Page last updated on December 11th, 2021.