TIPS AND PREPARING FOR SUCCESS
Encourage Scouts to set a target date for completing their requirements, and make sure it’s several months before they turn 18.
Set a Target Date for Eagle Board of Review
Do I want Eagle Palms?
Set a Target Date for Eagle Project Completion
Emphasize to Scouts that every step will take longer than they think.
Suggest that Scouts concentrate on merit badges first and then the service project (or vice versa) so they won’t feel overwhelmed.
Do I have all my merit badges complete?
Do I have a potential project picked out?
Family Life, Personal Fitness and Personal Management merit badges all have requirements that take several months. Urge Scouts to get those requirements out of the way early.
The Scout Leader should NEVER work harder than the Scouts they’re working with.