The requirements for scheduling a district level Eagle board of review through the GTC Service Center have been updated.
When the new program for Eagle boards of review was announced, the plan was to have all Eagle recommendations submitted directly to the council Service Center by the individuals writing the recommendations.
In January of this year, at the quarterly meeting of the GTC Advancement Committee, it was recognized that this original plan created problems that could not be solved to the benefit of everyone concerned: the Eagle candidates, the district advancement volunteers, and the Service Center staff.
It was decided to return responsibility for collecting Eagle recommendations to the unit advancement committees, as was the case in the past, since units are in the best position to track down late or missing recommendations for their Eagle candidates.
As before, units should collect recommendations on a best effort basis. An Eagle board of review cannot be postponed or denied because of references who fail to return recommendations. (Guide to Advancement 2019, Sec. 188.8.131.52)
IMPORTANT: Now, however, units have the additional responsibility of submitting collected recommendations to the Service Center before an Eagle board of review will be scheduled. Scheduling will be done ONLY when all required Eagle paperwork has been submitted.
The required Eagle paperwork now consists of:
1) The candidate's Eagle Scout Rank Application (512-728_WB_fillable).
2) A copy of the candidate's "Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose."
3) A copy of the Contact Information page from the candidate's Eagle service project workbook (Proposal Page B).
4) All returned Eagle recommendations for the candidate (in their original sealed envelopes).
Finally, there is a new GTC Eagle recommendation form: "GTC Eagle Scout Rank Recommendation (2020-FEB-a).pdf." It can be found on the GTC website using this link.