Eagle Scouts: Eagle Candidate Resources

Planning Guide: Click here for guidlines on earning the eagle rank. -eaglescout.org

Scholarship: Michael G. Mann College Scout Scholarship

 

SERVICE PROJECT IDEAS

 

One of the most interesting and exciting requirements for achieving the Eagle Scout rank is the required Eagle Service Project. The key to the successful project is leadership, as the Scout expands his service to others, outside of Scouting, in the community.

 

In choosing a service project there are a few basic guidelines. Service to Scouting is not acceptable. Therefore, doing repair work at a Scout camp would not be approved. Projects to raise money to be turned over to an agency are also unacceptable. However, the Scout can raise money to help pay for any supplies or equipment needed to fulfill his project.

 

Below is a compilation of Eagle Scout service projects completed by Scouts from around the country. The projects included herein are not presented in full detail. They are simply short descriptions of a few selected projects that proved to be successful. Though we offer ideas, the planning of each project must be done by the individual candidate. These examples are provided to show the type, range and diversity of service projects. It is hoped that this list will help give some ideas and point in the direction of a project that will work well for the Life Scout. There are still many more ideas just waiting for an Eagle candidate to identify.

  • 1. Built twelve bookcases, held book drive to fill shelves and obtained mini-blinds for recreation room at rehabilitation center.
  • 2. Built 30' retaining wall with native rocks to control erosion and waterbar for same purpose on trail in mountain preserve.
  • 3. Printed a pamphlet on conserving energy in the home and distributed to 10,000 homes.
  • 4. Cleaned and organized large storage building for zoo.
  • 5. Collected, cleaned and repaired 2,272 used science books from four schools and found organizations that could use them.
  • 6. Constructed fifteen mechanical safety belt demonstrators for Department of Public Safety.
  • 7. Refurbished home for church to be used by homeless family.
  • 8. Restored refrigerated boxcar for railway museum.
  • 9. Refinished and refurbished piano used by high school choir.
  • 10. Built and assembled weaving loom for senior citizens' home.
  • 11. Initiated and completed two-mile nature trail exhibiting over 75 different types of trees, plants and some wildlife. In addition, a dozen birdhouses were constructed to use as a sanctuary over winter and nesting seasons.
  • 12. Compiled listing of practical everyday ways average household can cut pollution and keep environment clean without elaborate or expensive preparation. Distributed to approximately 3,000 homes.
  • 13. Recorded Sunday morning services and had tapes ready to carry to shut-ins in church's membership. Tapes were catalogued for reuse.
  • 14. Designed and built outdoor chapel for church.
  • 15. Built electrically-operated game board to teach Bible facts to children at church.
  • 16. Rejuvenated cemetery by cleaning grounds, refurbishing headstones and locating graves. Documented approximately 300 buried there and secured cemetery's inclusion in state historical directory.
  • 17. Made Braille games for blind school students. Included handmade game boards, playing pieces, etc., that could be identified by touch.
  • 18. Made insect collection for school of children with disabilities by collecting, identifying and giving location of where insects could be found and constructing glass case 10 keep them in.
  • 19. Reviewed and interpreted approximately 50 filmstrips, catalogued them and revised filing system. Constructed storage facility for films, strips and recordings.
  • 20. Built storage bins for nursery schools.
  • 21. Constructed six mobile, wooden planters, approximately 6'x20"x2', for use by children confined to wheelchairs at Shriner's Hospital.
  • 22. Installed bench for resting place for joggers, cleared away brush and overgrowth blocking scenic view and installed three posts to keep off-road vehicles from further ruining the area.
  • 23. Inventoried all church property, transferred inventory to computer catalogue, marked each piece of property with catalogue number and secret mark and made video log, including commentary, showing each piece with its number and mark.
  • 24. Made and posted warning signs and location markers on trail for hikers, dug irrigation ditches and laid rock and logs to route stagnant water off trail and into river, installed terracing steps made of flat boards and installed rope handrails to help ensure safety of hikers.
  • 25. Financed, repaired and painted community building.

Click here to download the PDF to view all 158 ideas.

File Name Description
Eagle Scout Council Shoulder Patch Order form for the Eagle Scout Council Shoulder Patch Download