The steps required to advance from Life Scout to Eagle Scout can seem to be confusing and difficult. Actually, the process is quite well structured. The following provides step-by-step instructions for Life Scouts in the Four Peaks District to successfully complete the process of earning the Eagle Scout rank including details on Eagle Service Project approval and Board of Review scheduling that is unique to our District.




All required documents including the Project Workbook and the Eagle Scout Rank Application can be downloaded from the Grand Canyon Council Website. The link is

Note: Be sure you are using the most recent copies of the workbook and Eagle application. Older copies of the workbook or Eagle application will not be accepted.



project approval

2.1 Read the instructions included in the Eagle Project Workbook.


2.2 Identify a project you wish to lead that meets Eagle Scout Requirement 5.


2.3 Prepare the project proposal section of the workbook and have it signed by the beneficiary, your Scoutmaster and your Committee Chair.


2.4 Contact a District Project Approver from the list below and set up an appointment to have the project proposal reviewed and approved. Note that the District will not sign off on a project until all other signatures have been obtained. Projects will not be approved retroactively. Do not start actual work on the project until District approval has been obtained.




Note: While not required it is highly recommended that the scout have a Project Coach. The role of the coach is to help the scout overcome any obstacles to success on his project. However it remains the scout’s responsibility to fully plan and lead the project.


Many units may have an adult leader who fulfills this role ( e.g. Eagle Advisor). If a scout wishes to have a Project Coach and one is not available within his unit he should contact: Brian Flynn, District Advancement Committee Chair, 480-483-3583, imirish3@cox.net


Be sure to fill out the Project Report section of the workbook and have it signed by the beneficiary and your Scoutmaster.




Eagle Boards of Review

Every Second Thursday at 6:30pm

12835 N 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ 85032

Once the project and all eagle requirements have been completed the Eagle candidate must contact the host for the month that he wishes to have his Board to have his entire Eagle Packet checked and verified. Once the packet has been certified the candidate may schedule his Eagle Board of Review. *See the PDF below for Board host Contact information.


The eagle packet must include all of the following;

  • Eagle Scout Application signed by the registered unit leader and committee chair. It is recommended that the application be filled out on a computer. Applications that are not legible will not be verified

  • Letters of recommendation from the six individuals (five if the scout is not employed)


Note: If the scout is not a member of a religious organization he may write a Letter of Affirmation attesting to his religious beliefs or have a parent provide this reference.


  • Statement of ambitions and life purpose and a listing of positions held outside of Scouting

  • Print out of current Member Summary Report from Internet Advancement. This can be obtained from the unit leader responsible for Internet Advancement

  • The name and phone number of two adults who will be at the Board of Review and available to sit on the Board of another candidate.



Eagle Boards of Review are held on the Second Thursday of each month.

Packets must be submitted for verification at least two weeks prior to the Eagle Board of Review date.

Board reservations must be made at least one week prior to the Eagle Board of Review date.


           Eagle Board of Review Host Information & Schedule  (PDF)