Eagle Scouts

The Eagle Scout Award is Scouting’s highest rank and among its most familiar icons. Those who have earned it count it among their greatest accomplishments. The award is more than a badge; it’s a state of being. You are an Eagle Scout—never “were.” Below are resources for Scouts currently on the trail to Eagle as well as those who have already earned the rank. 

Want to make sure your records match Council records? Fill out the Personal Profile Request.

Guide to the Eagle Scout Rank (from the National Office)

Life to Eagle Instructions

Eagle Process Flow Chart

Project Beneficiary Info

Eagle Project Ideas (from Boys Life)

Eagle Project Workbook

Eagle Rank Application

Eagle Application Submission Process

Eagle Recommendation Cover Letter – While there is no set requirement, we suggest that you have 4 letters submitted. This letter of reference should be based upon personal interaction with the Eagle Scout candidate and should take into consideration your observance of how he exemplifies the points listed in the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.

Application for Alternative Eagle Scout Rank Merit Badges

Request for Marine Corps at Eagle Court of Honor

Eagle Court of Honor Ideas

Looking for a gift for your Eagle Scout? Visit the Scout Shop or check out Eagle gifts here. Any items available on scoutshop.org can be ordered through our Scout Store with free shipping!

If you have any other questions on the Eagle Process, please contact the council office at 847-433-1813.

Aptakisic: Boards of Review are held at the council office, the Kasperson Center for Scouting. For questions on Eagle Boards of Review in Aptakisic, please contact them here. 

North Star: Contact Dan Leslie to schedule a Board of Review.

Potawatomi: Contact George Sullivan to schedule a Board of Review. They are typically held on the second Thursday of each month.

For Potawatomi Project Approvals and Questions please contact Tom HandlerMike Schaeffer, or Rich Hill.

In your email be sure to include your full name, troop, age, birth date, and phone number. You must include your Scoutmaster or another troop leader on the email to maintain two-deep leadership standards. 

Are you an Eagle Scout already? We encourage you to join NESA, the National Eagle Scout Association. NESA provides alumni networking, college scholarships, and keeps you connected with fellow Eagles. For more information on how you can get involved with NESA locally, contact Julie Tuohy, NESA Staff Advisor.


Eagle Scholarships & Awards 

NESA Awards

NESA Scholarships

Sons of the American Revolution – The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all Eagle Scouts under 19 years of age interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award.

Northeast Illinois Council NESA Scholarship – The NEIC NESA Scholarship application for 2020 will be available soon.

Additional Eagle Scout Scholarships