Eagle Scout Rank

The following links are helpful for preparing and submitting the Eagle Scout Rank Application and accompanying materials. Click here for a full overview of resources from the national office.

Download and complete the Eagle Scout Project Workbook from the national office.

Reminder: Save the Date for NESA Scholarship Application Window 
December 1st the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) starts accepting applications from eligible for the 2024 scholarship season. In 2023, NESA granted scholarships to 69 NESA members awarding over $520,000 in funds. Help spread the word and secure scholarships for Eagle Scouts in your council!  

Applicants can join here and visit nesa.org/scholarships/ to learn more about how to apply.  

Application Requirements:  

  • Eagle Board of Review date must be before January 24, 2024 
  • Eagle Scout must be a member of the National Eagle Scout Association 
  • May apply for scholarships beginning in senior year of high school through junior year in an undergraduate program or by the halfway point of an associate degree program or skilled trade program  

Applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST on January 31, 2024 

Beyond Eagle

Palms - After successfully completing your Eagle Scout board of review on or after Aug. 1, 2017, and being validated as an Eagle Scout by the National Service Center, you will be entitled to receive an Eagle Palm for each additional five merit badges you have completed before your Eagle board of review beyond those required for Eagle. All current Scouts who have completed their Eagle board of review and who had not passed their 18th birthday before August 1, 2017 are also entitled to receive Eagle Palms 

The Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award - An annual recognition of the high quality of Eagle Scout Service Projects. Each Council is entitled to one representative and that Scout earns the Bronze level which is a Bronze pin that can go on the Scout’s Eagle Medal or Eagle Square knot when an adult.  The council representative is sent to the Region and one Regional winner is selected (Silver Level) and the 4 regions send their nominee to National for the Adams Award winner (awarded at the Annual National Meeting) and Gold pin.

FBI Certificates for Eagle Scouts

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will provide special certificates for Eagle Scouts. Requests should be sent to:
Executive Secretariat
Room 6236, J. Edgar Hoover Building
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20535-0001

Include the Eagle Scout's name as it should appear on the certificate, the address to which the certificate should be sent, and the Eagle's unit number and council name with your request.


File Name Description
Adams Award procedure.docx Download
Adams Spirit of Service Award Application Download
Eagle Reference Letter Guidelines Download
Eagle Scout Press Release Template Press release template for local news on Eagle Scout announcement Download
Eagle Scout Rank Application Fillable 2023 Download
Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Download
How to submit an Eagle application for Council Certification Download