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Scouting’s Highest Honor

Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Scouting and a distinction that will serve you throughout your lifetime. To become an Eagle Scout, each Scout must organize and complete a large-scale community service project called an Eagle Project, in addition to a wide range of wilderness and leadership tests. Each year, Eagle Scouts contribute more than $1 million in community service in Middle Tennessee alone.


What is an Eagle Scout?

The rank of Eagle is a performance-based achievement whose standards have been well-maintained over the years. Only about 4% of Scouts BSA achieve this honor, although more than one million youth nationwide have become Eagle Scouts since 1910.

How do I earn it?

To earn the Eagle Scout rank, a Scouts BSA must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills. Although many options are available to demonstrate proficiency in these areas, a number of specific skills are required to advance through the ranks—Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle. To advance, a Scouts BSA must pass specific tests that are organized by requirements and merit badges.

Click here to down load the Eagle Rank application and other requirement forms.​

Life of Eagle Packet

Congratulations on accepting the challenge of earning the rank of Eagle Scout! Please download and review all of these documents before starting on your journey to Eagle.



Eagle Reference Form

BSA Life to Eagle Powerpoint Presentation

Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook – This requires Adobe 9 or later and must be opened from within Adobe Reader.

Eagle Scout Service Project Fundraiser Policy

Fundraising Eagle Projects

Eagle Scout Service Project Fundraising Application

Letter to Parents

Letter to Eagle Candidate

Eagle Scout Processing Checklist

Eagle Scout of the Year Nomination Form


Contact the MTC Eagle Registrar at for any further questions.


2024 Scout and Volunteer Recognition Reception

The Middle Tennessee Council is hosting The Scout and Volunteer Recognition Reception scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 1:00 pm at Lipscomb University – Shinn Center.


All Eagle Scouts, Venturing Summit Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award, Parents and Mentors, are WELCOME.  Please register for the Reception, by clicking on the Register button below.

Walter R. Courtenay Award

The Walter R. Courtenay Award is presented annually to two outstanding Eagle Scouts in the Middle Tennessee Council.  The award will be called the Walter R. Courtenay Eagle Scout Award in honor of Dr. Courtenay, the long-time pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Nashville, Tennessee, and zealous supporter of Scouting.


Any Eagle Scout who was approved by an Eagle Board of Review during the 2023 calendar year is eligible for the award.  Financial need is not a consideration for this award.  The awards will be presented at the Council’s annual Eagle Scout Volunteer Recognition Reception.


Click HERE for Nomination form and eligibility information


Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams Eagle Scout Service Project Award

The Eagle is the pinnacle of the Scouts, BSA program.  Eagles show what they have learned through a service and Leadership project.   The project does so many things for the community.   The Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams Eagle Scout Service Project Award recognizes valuable service of an exceptional nature by an Eagle Scout candidate to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity through completion of an Eagle Scout project. 


Click HERE to Nominate an Eagle for the Award 


Service Project of the Year Award - The National Eagle Scout Association (


National Eagle Scout Association

The National Eagle Scout Association offers two types of Eagle Scout scholarships: academic and merit.


Deadlines extended for Eagle Scouts to apply for NESA scholarshipsLearn More

2021 Application Timeline

  • Eagle Board of Review Date: Must be on or before February 8, 2021.

  • Application Portal Open: December 1, 2020 through February 12, 2021.

  • Application Must be Completed and Submitted by: 11:59 p.m. CST on February 12, 2021.

Announcement of Scholarship Awards: June 11, 2021.

American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year

Applications due no later than March 01, 2021.


Click HERE for application.


Send completed applications to:

The American Legion Department of Tennessee, Attn: Eagle Scout of the Year, 318 Donelson Pike, Nashville, Tn 37214

VFW Scout of the Year Program

Annually, the Veterans of Foreign of the United States reconizes individuals who are: Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture Summit Award recipients and/or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their Peers i exemplifying the qualities of rank.

Click HERE for more information and to apply for the award.

Applications must be completed by each contestant and submitted directly to VFW post in your community.

Deadline for entry to VFW Post is March 1

Arthur M. and Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest

Open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application. (The application year is the calendar year, 01 January to 31 December.) The year that the Eagle rank was awarded is not restricted.


Click HERE for more information

Hampden-Sydney College

Many in the Scouting community are aware that Hampden-Sydney College, a men’s college located in the heart of Virginia, has long offered a scholarship for Eagle Scouts. Hampden-Sydney announced today that it is increasing its Eagle Scout scholarship to $20,000 per year—a total of $80,000 over four years.


Click HERE for more information.

Click HERE to view a list of websites for institutions and organizations that have specific scholarships for Eagle Scouts. The organizations are outside of the BSA so the links below may change at any time as well as any requirement need for a scholarship. You will need to fulfill any requirement and fill out any forms from these originations to be considered for a scholarship.

Eagle Walk

A Tradition that Endures

Our Service Center has an "Eagle Walk" where you can make your mark and help build the future of Scouting. Along the walk, your name, Troop number and the date you earned your Eagle will be created in the art of brick relief carving. This process was used over 2000 years ago by King Nebuchadnezzar as he rebuilt Babylon. Thousands of year later the brick relief carvings are still visible.

Just as bricks lay a foundation, Eagle Scouts can lay the foundation for future generations of young people to join the fun and adventure of Scouting.

Click here for an order form

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