I recently heard that as long as every requirement in the book was complete you had 3 months to submit your application and final write up for your project.
wagionvigil wrote:I know of one troop that has a 30 day rule. They tell the boy that everything muist be done at least before the boys 18th birthday. If not then it is up to the boy and his family to get everythiung submitted to the service center. The leadership will sign everything BUT they will not take it to the service center.We hand deliver them in this council.
Now I realize this is not the thing to do so do not jump on me.
But again are they violating any rules?/Policies?
wagionvigil wrote:yes the application must be completed by the 18th birthday and at the service center. The BOR may be after the BD
NOTE: The Application Form and the Service Project Workbook do NOT have to be completed and/or signed prior to the candidate's 18th birthday, only the REQUIREMENTS need to be done. The top of the application form contains the following statement:
"This application is to be completed after you have completed all requirements for the Eagle Scout rank....When you have completed this application, sign it and submit it to your unit leader"
By the Scout's signature, it says:
"On my honor as a Scout/Venturer, all statements on this application are true and correct. All requirements were completed prior to my 18th birthday."
In "The 12 Steps from Life to Eagle" on the last page of the workbook, it says:
"3. It is imperative that all requirements for the Eagle Scout rank be completed prior to the candidate's 18th birthday. When all requirements except the board of review for the rank of Eagle, including the leadership service project, have been completed, the enclosed Eagle Scout Rank Application must be completed and sent to the council service center promptly."
Everything says REQUIREMENTS must be completed before the deadline, and the application be completed and submitted AFTER the requirements are complete.
The unit leader DOES have to sign and date the application, and the project workbook, but that date does NOT have to be before the deadline, so long as all the dates listing when the requirements were completed is listed. The date that the Unit Leader's Conference was held is a separate entry from the leader's signature date. The signature dates in the workbook are separate from the entry for the date the project was completed.
Scouts and Venturers who have completed all requirements prior to their 18th birthday may be reviewed within three months after that date with no explanation.
Boards of review conducted between three and six months after the candidate's 18th birthday must be preapproved by the local council. A statement by an adult explaining the reason for the delay must be attached to the Eagle Scout Rank Application when it is submitted to the Eagle Scout Service.
The Boy Scout Division at the national office must be contacted for procedures to follow if a board of review is to be conducted more than six months after a candidate's 18th birthday.
Chief J wrote:Lot of good comments on this thread, several others have hit the nail on the head, all requirements must be complete and the application submitted before the 18th birthday.
wagionvigil wrote:Regardless of what It says My council requires that it be there. We have discussed this at meeting But the advancement committee seems to have a problem with changing their procedures.
Mrw wrote:We have always told our boys the paperwork and SMC needed to be completed by their 18th birthday and that the packet should be turned in on or before their birthday to Council.
It is a clear deadline and there is no opening for interpretation. As far as i know we haven't had anyone ask for any way around that. We did though have a boy several years ago work like heck the last month to get a project done and get things turned in on time. He made it, but had really left things too long before getting serious about finishing.
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