Since Arthur Eldred became the first Eagle Scout in 1912, the rank has represented a milestone of accomplishment—perhaps without equal—that is recognized across the country and even the world. Men who have earned the Eagle Scout rank count it among their most treasured possessions. “Eagle Scout” is not just an award; it is a state of being. Those who earned it as youth continue to earn it every day as adults. That is why an Eagle Scout IS an Eagle Scout—not was.

Resources for Eagle Scouts

The Eagle Scout Golden Book is a record of all the Scouts who have attained the rank of Eagle Scout within our Council. You can search by the year you earned your Eagle, your Unit, name, or city. Show off your entry with pride!

Lake Erie Life to Eagle Process

Rank Requirements

Eagle Scout Rank Application

Eagle Scout Personal Information File Sheet

Reference Letters for Eagle Scout Candidates

Application for Alternate Eagle Scout Rank Requirements

Belated Eagle Scout Rank Application

Eagle Scout Challenge

Navigating the Eagle Scout Application

Eagle Scout Project Workbook
Advancement Update: This is the revised Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook for 2019. The content is basically unchanged and revised to reflect gender-neutrality. Scouts who have already downloaded the previous October 2015 workbook may continue to use it.

Eagle Scout Project Coach Application

Request for Rank Time Extension

Scholarships for Eagle Scouts

Lake Erie Council Eagle Scout Association Scholarship - Click Here to Apply
Three awards available: $250, $500, and $1,000.

Thomas Gray Eagle Scout Scholarship - Click Here to Apply
This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Thomas J. and Marjorie S. Gray Foundation. Tom earned his Eagle Scout Award with 4 Palms in 1930 as a member of Troop 52 in Lakewood. Mr. Gray graduated from Kenyon College in 1937 with a B.A. in Economics, from Cleveland Law School with a J.D. in 1941 and Western Reserve University, Master in Science, Chemistry in 1955. These degrees enabled Mr. Gray to become a Patent Attorney. He began his career with Sherwin Williams in 1937. In 1951, he joined Switzer Brothers, Inc. (Day-Glo Corp) and retired as the Vice President International and House Counsel in 1989. Marjorie was the Treasurer for the company.

They are the parents of two Eagle Scout sons.

David B. Appel Eagle Scout Scholarship - Click Here to Apply
Note that the Appel Scholarship uses the same criteria as the LEC Eagle Scout Association Scholarship Application, and that application form is included.

This award was created to honor the memory of David B Appel, whose quest for knowledge was as great as his love of scouting. David earned his Eagle on February 14, 1994 and will always be a member of Troop 309.  

Education, achievement and service to the community, the things that David most exemplified, are the criteria by which worthy recipients are chosen for this scholarship. 

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award - Click Here to Apply
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all Eagle Scouts (under 19 years of age) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award. The contest is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their nineteenth birthday during the year of application. While the preliminary rounds of the contest begin at the local level, Scouts may eventually advance to the state or national levels, eventually held in June during the annual SAR Congress, and awarded up to $10,000.

College plans do not have to be completed in order to receive the cash award. Three cash awards are given: the National First Place Winner receives $10,000; the Runner-up receives $6,000; and the 2nd Runner-up receives $4,000. Scouts may apply more than one year if he meets the age requirements, but no more than $10,000 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout. Prizes and recognition may also be awarded at the SAR chapter and society level. Each Eagle Scout must complete an application form, a four-generation ancestor chart, and a 500-word patriotic themed essay.

The competition is conducted in three phases: the local chapter, state-level society, and national phases. The competition is usually entered at the chapter level, though in some cases, the competition may be entered at the society level. Applicants may not enter at the national level. Contest entrants need complete only one application for the SAR chapter-level competition. The application of the chapter-level winner is forwarded to be used in the society- and national-level competitions by the SAR as appropriate. A complete set of rules, along with the application for both the applicant and the sponsoring SAR members, can be found below and in the link above. Please be aware that the local application deadline dates may vary, so interested applicants should reach out to their local SAR member listed below for further details.

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award NSSAR Overview
Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award BSA Overview
Four Generation Ancestor Chart and Instructions

Other National Scholarships

Facts about eagle Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America® helps its 2.7 million youth members to be Prepared. For Life.™ The value of that preparation lives in the heart of every person involved in Scouting who has ever overcome one of life’s challenges, and it helps inspire a lifetime of character and service. 

Nowhere is this better exemplified than in the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest attainable rank in Scouts BSA. Scouts must demonstrate proficiency in leadership, service, and outdoor skills at multiple levels before achieving the Eagle Scout rank; fewer than 4 percent of Scouts BSA youth earn the coveted rank. Over the past century, the hard-earned rank has become widely recognized—both in and outside of Scouting—as a mark of distinction. 


The Eagle Scout badge was first given in 1912 to Arthur Eldred, a Scout from Brooklyn, New York. By 1982, more than 1 million young men had reached the rank, and the 2 millionth Eagle Scout was recognized in 2009. In 2011, the BSA welcomed more than 51,000 new Eagle Scouts. The organization has averaged more than 50,000 new Eagle Scouts per year over the past six years. Greater Cleveland Council has had over 9,000 young men achieve this honor in the last 100 years. 


Scouts must complete two primary components to earn the Eagle Scout rank: 

  1. Service and responsibility. The Scout must plan, organize, lead, manage, and complete an extensive service project that benefits an organization outside the BSA, all before his 18th birthday. In 2011, Eagle Scout projects alone represented more than 6.7 million hours of community service.

  2. Merit badges. Of the 128 merit badges available, 21 must be earned to qualify for Eagle Scout. Required badges include First Aid, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communication, Environmental Science, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Camping, and Family Life.

Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner

We’ll gather on March 31st, 2019 to celebrate all the Scouts who reached Scouting's pinnacle in 2018 by earning their Eagle Scout Rank.