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The Trail to Eagle Process

The path to obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout challenges Scouts to utilize the leadership skills that Scouting has helped them develop.  Life Scouts intent on achieving Eagle rank are expected to complete a community service project known as an Eagle Scout Project that they themselves are responsible for organizing and overseeing.  The Eagle Scout Project allows scouts to begin transitioning their leadership experiences from Scouting to professional applications in the future.  

While the process may seem daunting at first, Minsi Trails Council offers numerous resources and information to help Eagle Scout candidates plan their Project and properly submit their Eagle Scout Application. 

Please follow all the steps below, beginning with #1. 

  • *IMPORTANT* Please do NOT Google information regarding the Eagle Scout Project and/or Application!!!
     
  • The Eagle Project Workbook (No. 2021c, January 2021) and the Eagle Scout Application (June 2022 printing) are both updated frequently. Using an outdated document may result in the rejection of a submission! Both are fillable PDF's. 

1.  Eagle Award Candidate Guidelines (Updated 7/5/2022)

Click here to download - Eagle Award Candidate Guidelines

This document contains guidelines to help you complete the Eagle Scout requirements and paperwork.  It also provides a checklist to help keep track of your progress.  You are highly advised to read this document before you start planning your Eagle Project!

Information provided within the Candidate Guidelines?

New Eagle Required Merit Badge - Citizenship in Society

  • Citizenship in Society is a new Eagle rank required merit badge bringing the total of Eagle required merit badges to 14. Minsi Trails Council will have resources available for scouts to be able to earn this merit badge beginning February 1, 2022.
  • Eagle Scout candidates will continue to use the current rank requirements until June 30, 2022, and will not be required to complete the new Citizenship in Society merit badge as long as they complete all of the current Eagle Rank requirements before July 1, 2022. They do not have to submit their final Eagle Scout application nor complete their Eagle Scout Board of Review prior to July 1, 2022, but must complete all current Eagle Scout requirements before then. 
  • Starting July 1, 2022, Eagle Scout candidates will be required to complete all Eagle Scout requirements including the new Citizenship in Society merit badge. 

2.  Eagle Project Workbook  (January, 2021 - No. 2021c )

Life Scouts who are working on their Eagle Scout Project are required to record their progress in an Eagle Project Workbook.  The workbook helps guide Scouts through the entire process from start to finish, and ensures that they are accountable and knowledgeable about their project.

Scouts must download this file and then open it using Adobe Reader 9 or later editions. Info on how to do so are available in the link below. 

  • Download Adobe Reader Here

    • For Mac users, the above link will take you to a page where you should select Adobe Reader DC 2020.013.20074 for Mac Intel

  • Click here for a link to the Eagle Project Workbook.


3. Obtaining Signatures

All Eagle Scout candidates are required to obtain specific signatures BEFORE they can begin physical work on their project.  This information can be found in the Eagle Award Candidate Guidelines.


4. Eagle Scout Rank Application

Click here to go directly to the official Scouting Forms from the National Council  to download the most current form

  • It is preferred this application be typed, printed in color and back to back.  If printing back to back is not practical, please staple the two pages together and insure your name is in the space provided at the top of the second page.  Note that from within Scoutbook your application document can be automatically populated with data and then printed.  
     
  • If, you cannot download either of the applications, please contact the Minsi Trails Council Registrar at Minsi Trails Council 

5. Recommendation Letters (updated on 5/1/2021)

Do not request letters until your project is completed and you are filling out your final Eagle Application.

Candidates must secure their own letters of recommendation using the information for their District and follow procedures outlined on page 7 of the Eagle Candidate Guidelines. Each District has its own letter that the candidate must present to those who are on the application that they have asked to provide a recommendation. 


6. Process to submit your Eagle Application to Minsi Trails Council: 

  • Minsi Trails Council Service center is accepting Eagle Applications Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9 AM to 4:30 PM - Tuesday 10 AM to 4:30 PM.  Closed on holiday's and weekends.  Please refer to the council website calendar for closed holiday's dates. 

    • Physical Address: Directions to Minsi Trails Council Service Center, 991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109

    • Mailing address: Minsi Trails Council, PO Box 20624, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0264

  • Prior to your arrival or mailing to Minsi Trails Council, you must fill out and include:


7. Information Regarding Rank Advancement (17 year old Life Scouts)


8.  Additional Resources:


Upcoming Minsi Trails Eagle Scout Events or Gatherings 

A special Eagle Scout Court of Honor and Recognition Dinner is planned to honor Scouts who achieved their Eagle.  All Eagles from the...

 

 

 

  2022 Carbon/Luzerne District Recharter Day Thursday, December 1st Tweedle Park, Weatherly Please register for a block of time to arrive to...
Join us for the Life to Eagle Program for Warren District. December 1st at 7:30pm. Event will be held at St James Lutheran Church (1213 US Hwy RT 22...
Online Virtual Charter Renewal Q & A Help Sessions  No Registration needed. CLICK HERE TO JOIN! Join Zoom...
Online Virtual Charter Renewal Q & A Help Sessions  No Registration needed. CLICK HERE TO JOIN! Join Zoom...
Online Virtual Charter Renewal Q & A Help Sessions  No Registration needed. CLICK HERE TO JOIN! Join Zoom...
Online Virtual Charter Renewal Q & A Help Sessions  No Registration needed. CLICK HERE TO JOIN! Join Zoom...
The Northampton District Committee meeting is held the first Wednesday of every month at the Council Office.  Please contact Mike Caffrey...
  2022 Monroe District Recharter Day Thursday, December 8th Monroe County Control Center Please register for a block of time to arrive to...
We will be having the 2022 Warren District Recharter Day on December 8th at the District Committee Meeting. We will begin at 7:00pm until 9:00pm....
Please join us for the Warren District Committee meeting and Roundtable. All units are asked to have representation but all are...
Online Virtual Charter Renewal Q & A Help Sessions  No Registration needed. CLICK HERE TO JOIN! Join Zoom...
NRA RSO     (Range Safety Officer) Date - Saturday December 10th 2022 Location- Camp Trexler- Nature Lodge  8am to 5pm...
        The Monroe Merit Badge College    Updated with additional badges and Chaplain's Aid...
The 2022 Northampton Recharter Day will be held on December 10th from 8:00am-3:00pm At Wind Gap Fire Hall (111 N Broadway Wind...
NRA Basic Rifle Date - Saturday Dec. 17th Location- Camp Minsi- Weytrex Side A 8am to 6pm Sat. This course is at least 8-hours long and...
"Deck the camp with Scouting spirit. Fa la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la..." Come out to Camp Trexler in Jonas, PA for our annual holiday...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
The Northampton District Commissioner Meeting is held the 4th Wednesday of every month in the Large Conference Room of the Minsi Trails...
The Northampton District Committee meeting is held the first Wednesday of every month at the Council Office.  Please contact Mike Caffrey...
Carbon/Luzerne Meetings will be in person starting in October The District Roundtable and a combined Commissioner/Committee meeting will be...
Lodge Family Banquet January 7, 2023 at Stroudsmoor Country Inn   Click REGISTER below to register for this...
This event has been cancelled. It is asked that units consider participating in the Monroe Klondike Derby scheduled for January 27-29 at Camp...
Save the Date 2023 Monroe Klondike Derby Additional information will be posted as soon as it is...
2023 Council Recognition Dinner You’re invited to help honor and recognize Scouting volunteers from throughout Minsi Trails...
The Northampton District Committee meeting is held the first Wednesday of every month at the Council Office.  Please contact Mike Caffrey...
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PROFESSIONAL OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
(610) 264-8551
10 AM – 5 PM (Monday  – Friday)
Closed Saturday & Sunday

 

SCOUT SHOP HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
(610) 266-7770
Temporary Closed (Monday-Friday)
Temporary Closed (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS
991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O Box 20624, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624