The Eagle Scout Award is the highest rank a boy can achieve in Scouting. A boy who has earned the Eagle badge will have all of the fundamental outdoor skills and be proficient in camping, hiking, cooking and first aid. He will have earned at least 21 merit badges that symbolize knowledge and achievement. He will also have help leadership positions and participated in numerous community service projects, one of which her personally planned and directed. More important, the lessons of discipline, character and service learned in earning this highest honor last a lifetime.
LIFE TO EAGLE - FROM THE BEGINNING
In order to advance to the rank of Eagle, a Life Scout must complete all seven requirements of the Eagle rank as outlined in the Scout Handbook and listed below. The last two requirements are completed after the first five are done.
Be active in your unit
Show Scout spirit
Complete 21 merit badges
Hold a position of responsibility in your unit for at least 6 months
Plan, develop, and provide leadership to others in a service project
Participate in a Scoutmaster conference
Pass the Board of Review.
Following these steps and the completion of the other requirements, a Scout will complete a Board of Review, then they are entitled to recognition for their efforts in a Court of Honor hosted by the unit.
EAGLE SCOUT RESOURCES
Eagle Project Ideas (listed below)
The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is a fellowship of men who have achieved the Eagle Scout rank and who desire to use their efforts and influence toward forming the kind of young men America needs for leadership. The objective of NESA is “to serve Eagle Scout and, through them, the entire movement of Scouting.”
EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT IDEAS
The following organizations have expressed interest in having Scouts complete an Eagle Scout project with their organization. Please contact the appropriate person regarding project ideas.
Natural Playground at Lee Elementary
Contact: Patty Eaton at EatonPa@tulsaschools.org
They have plans and many phases and this could yield a number of turnkey projects for interested scouts. Ready to develop a tire wall on the hill at the east end of the basketball court. They are currently working on tire donations and will need lots of shovels and helpers to dig out the area.
Bark Park Task Force
The Bridges Foundation
Beautification, light carpentry, program support, etc.
Support Services Director
Community Service Council
Community Schools and Neighborhood beautification. There are multiple projects at schools across Tulsa, Gardening & Beautification projects and light carpentry.
Counseling and Recovery Services of Oklahoma
(918) 492-2554 x560
Emergency Infant Services
Butterfly garden and/or flower bed.
The Grief Center
Susan Halfacre Bramsch
GROW Garden Coordinator
Outdoor classroom – tree planting, refurbishing the pond, building an arched bridge and building a raised planting bed…
4th grade teacher
Neighbor for Neighbor
Ann N. Smith
(918) 425-5578 #101
Mental Health Association
Parking lot striping, privacy fence, planting a community garden.
Friends of the Ouachita Trail (FoOT), a 501c3 non-profit organization, coordinates the maintenance of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail that spans 223 miles from Talimena State Park near Talihina, OK to Pinnacle Mountain State Park near Little Rock, AR. FoOT volunteers adopt sections of the trail to maintain and the group also organizes group work parties for various trail improvement projects. They also work with many youth groups. In 2010 the Boy Scouts have been significant participants in the planned projects for the trail. FoOT is currently seeking volunteer trail adopters. For information about the trail or FoOT visit the website www.friendsot.org
Owasso Baptist Children’s Home
Numerous beautification and light carpentry projects.
Oxley Nature Center
Resonance Center for Women
Director of Development and Volunteer Coordinator
Saint Peter and Paul School
Sequoyah Creek Senior Housing – Volunteers of America
Lori McGinnis-Madland, Ed.D.
Projects include creating a music circle with chimes and drums, building free standing easels, building wheelchair pathways, creating a “tree house” with decking around our big tree or building an in ground accessible slide. We would love to hear from a scouting group who would be interested in helping us create our natural playscape.
Collect and refurbished kids bikes. They are also in need of new donations of serviceable bikes (adult and child).
Tulsa Women and Children’s Center
Projects include Small parking lot re-striping at 7th & Sheridan office location. Outdoor painting of facing of 7th & Sheridan building. Building a bike path at the Tulsa Women and Children’s Center, large project. Building a covered outdoor fire pit with a possible log sitting area at Tulsa Women and Children’s Center. Building a small baseball diamond with backstop at the Tulsa Women and Children’s Center.
Felicia E. Collins Correia