Eagle Project Tips and Resources

NOTE: All email communications must come from the Eagle Candidate (not the parents)

A - Starting your Paperwork, Project, and Letters of Reference 

Download PDF Eagle Scout Project Project Workbook

1) Complete the PROJECT PROPOSAL 

2) After email approval confirmation from Council, begin your project and/or fundraise

3) Reach out to people who  can write letters of reference for you (Instructions for Letters of Reference below)

4) Complete your Project and  your Project Report

Instructions for Letters of Reference 

Send the  BSA guidance on letter of Reference for those who are writing one for you. Ask them to include sample of Scout Oath & Law and how you demonstrated that at school, sports, work, places of worship, home etc.

BSA guidance on what a Letter of Reference  could include

You will need the letters from the following people:

Ask your recommenders to send the Letters of Reference (PDF/Word) to Mrs Donahue  our Advancement Chair   @ advancement@troop4hopkinton.com 

B - Eagle Scout Application + Statement

1) Complete Eagle Scout Application

2) Write Eagle Scout Promise and Statement

  >> Go to Step C 

Eagle Scout Application (optional help)

C - Submission for Eagle Board of Review 

Email  all the documents to  Mrs Donahue   who will compile them and submit to the the Council and the District

1) Mayflower Council - eaglescoutapplicationsubmission@mayflowerbsa.org 


2) Headwaters District -  headwatersadvancement@mayflowerbsa.org

 Mrs Donahue  will forward  the letter of reference to  headwatersadvancement@mayflowerbsa.org

Planning Checklist + SAFETY


Service Project Planning Checklist

The safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees, and communities is our top priority. This checklist can be used for all Scouting service projects. The checklist is not an added requirement for an Eagle Scout service project.


SAFE Project Tool Use

Scouts and their parents expect all Boy Scouts of America activities to be conducted safely. To ensure the safety of participants, the Boy Scouts of America expects leaders to use the four points of SAFE when delivering the Scouting program.