The Eagle Scout rank requires the Scout to (among other requirements):
Troop 149 believes that as a Scout advances into higher ranks, the nature of their contribution to the Troop should change accordingly. During Boards of Review (BORs), we ask Scouts at the rank of Star, Life and Eagle to discuss how they are “giving back” to the troop, and how they plan to do so in the future.vIt’s important for older Scouts to be available to the younger Scouts, not just to serve as a role model, but also to provide instruction and guidance as the younger Scouts learn their scouting skills and pursue their own advancement.
We also acknowledge that many Scouts have other interests such as sports and other extracurricular activities that compete for their time and attention even as they move through the upper ranks of the Boy Scout program. So we’re open to creative ways for Scouts to meet this requirement if they’re unable to attend the majority of Monday night meetings and/or weekend campouts. For example, Scouts might provide “off-hours” mentoring behind the scenes for younger Scouts who are developing their skills, or help to coordinate upcoming meetings via emails and phone calls with fellow Scouts, etc.
At a minimum, however, the Scout must attend the majority of Troop Meetings, at least three regular Troop campouts and participate in at least two troop-related service projects during the time period that they are "active in the troop" for advancement purposes.
Here’s how Troop 149 will ensure that this “active in troop” requirement is met:
Note that being “active in your troop” also is part of the lower rank requirements, and BOR panelists will discuss this as appropriate with Scouts as they move up the ranks. However, we want to make sure that Eagle candidates make a specific commitment, to ensure that this requirement doesn’t conflict with looming deadlines (such as the Scout’s 18th birthday, college application deadlines, etc.).
If you have questions or comments about this requirement and how it’s handled in Troop 149, feel free to contact the Troop Committee Chair, Advancement Lead, or Scoutmaster.