The Eagle Scout Rank Application lists six requirements. Requirement number two provides for six references (five if the Scout is not employed) to be listed who are willing to furnish a recommendation on the Scout’s behalf concerning his demonstration of the Scout Oath and Law.

In order to fulfill this requirement in the Northeast Georgia Council, it will be the Scout’s responsibility to contact these individuals to furnish these letters and to explain their role in the scout’s advancement. The letters of reference should be returned unopened to the Scout’s unit leader (Troop Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor, or Team Coach). The Scout’s unit leader should then bring these unopened envelopes to the Scout’s Eagle Board. 

Hint: it’s a good idea for the scout to include pre-addressed envelopes with the reference requests. Each envelope should be pre-addressed to the unit leader, and have the reference type (religious, work, etc.) stated on the back of the envelope so the unit leader will know which letter has been received.

All letters of reference will be treated with strict confidence as appropriate and destroyed after the National Eagle Scout Service awards the Eagle rank to the Scout.

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