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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. 2023a, February 2023) 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 Using an outdated document may result in the rejection of a submission!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 11/8/2023)

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?

Eagle Required Merit Badge - Citizenship in Society

  • Citizenship in Society is now an Eagle rank required merit badge bringing the total of Eagle required merit badges to 14. 

2.  Eagle Project Workbook  (February, 2023 - No. 2023a)

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)

Request recommendation letters reasonably in advance of when you anticipate your Eagle Board of Review. 

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 through Friday 10 AM to 4:30 PM and Saturday 10 AM to 1:30 PM.  Closed on holiday's.   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 

 

 

 

Monthly meeting of the Council Commissioner team - meetings are hybrid - we meet at the Council office, and would love to see you there if you can...
Warren District Mobile Office Hours - Hackettstown Panera Bread 2045 NJ-57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 Thursday 4/18/24 10:00AM to 12:00PM  *If...
The Monroe District Monroe Eagle Board meets every third Thursday of the month to meet with Scouts seeking approval for Eagle projects and for the...
University of Scouting is a training opportunity for Scouts and Scouters. It is the only time during the year where you can find, all in one place,...
 Monroe District will be having a Trail to Eagle informational session.   Who: Any Scout of Star or Life rank, their...
Panera Bread 3714 Nazareth Rd Easton PA 18045 Thursday 4/25/24 10:00AM to 12:00PM  *If you need specific items please reach out via email 2...
FOR NOW HAVE THE CONVENIENCE OF ONLINE PAYMENT Click Here for printable event flyer Click here for current printable PWD...
Please Join us for important planning for the Northampton district.   Join Zoom...
Carbon/Luzerne Meetings The District Roundtable and a combined Commissioner/Committee meeting will be held at Tweedle Park in Weatherly every...
NRA RSO     (Range Safety Officer) Date – Saturday May 4th 2024 Location- Camp Minsi – (Rangers Shop)  8am to...
Join us for the Council Wide Roundtable.    Locations and Theme will be announced...
2024 Pocono Friends of Scouting Dinner PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FULL PRINTABLE EVENT BROCHURE CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW   if page does...
Monroe District Meetings and Roundtable Join us every second Thursday of each month at 630pm for our in person/zoom Roundtable and District...
2024 Minsi Trails Council Commissioner Conference - topics will include: New Cub Program - overview and details Online Leader Registration -...
Council Pinewood Derby Sponsored by Witauchsoman Lodge #44 Order of the Arrow          May 11, 2024 @...
A special Eagle Scout Court of Honor and Recognition Dinner is planned to honor Scouts who achieved their Eagle.  All Eagles from the...
    Click Here for full printable event flyer Click Here to donate...
The Monroe District Monroe Eagle Board meets every third Thursday of the month to meet with Scouts seeking approval for Eagle projects and for the...
Minsi Trails is hosting it's first ever Camp Out at Hangdog Outdoor Adventure in Easton, PA! Hangdog is the largest adventure ropes course in the...
Webelos Woods is for  Bears, Webelos,  Arrow of Light scouts and Troops May 17 -19 6pm Friday- departure Sunday morning 10am Saturday...
Camp Minsi’s annual Beaver Weekend is a great opportunity for service, fellowship, and outdoor fun! Take the opportunity to bring your unit...
Monthly meeting of the Council Commissioner team - meetings are hybrid - we meet at the Council office, and would love to see you there if you can...
The Minsi Trails Council Business Office & Scout Shop will be closed on this day.  Please plan accordingly.   If you need assistance,...
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SAVE THE DATE  2024 MONROE SPRING SPORTS CAMPOREE MAY 31-JUNE 2 CAMP TREXLER, TREXLER VETERANS INITIATIVE CHECK BACK SOON FOR...
Please Join us for important planning for the Northampton district.   Join Zoom...
Carbon/Luzerne Meetings The District Roundtable and a combined Commissioner/Committee meeting will be held at Tweedle Park in Weatherly every...
Monroe District Meetings and Roundtable Join us every second Thursday of each month at 630pm for our in person/zoom Roundtable and District...
Monthly meeting of the Council Commissioner team - meetings are hybrid - we meet at the Council office, and would love to see you there if you can...
The Monroe District Monroe Eagle Board meets every third Thursday of the month to meet with Scouts seeking approval for Eagle projects and for the...
Registration for Week One is currently closed due to capacity.     Camp Minsi Resident Camp is one of the largest Cub Scout...
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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) 264-8551
10 AM - 5 PM  (Monday-Friday)
10 AM - 2 PM (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

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ADDRESS
991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109