Life to Eagle Success

Becoming an Eagle Scout is an important moment in a Scout's life. Earning the Eagle Scout rank says that you are a well-rounded person who is community-minded, responsible and dedicated. Originally the Eagle Scout was a merit badge that represented a perfect scout. Today, the Eagle Scout rank shows you're an invaluable community member.  Troop 145 wants to help guide Scouts on this journey from Life rank to Eagle success.

 **REMINDER - All Eagle Projects must be reviewed by the Scoutmaster BEFORE going before any Troop Committee/Board.


Eagle Guide Book - new edition in August 2013 to help understand requirements in order to complete the Eagle Rank. 
Project Workbook - this is typeable PDF that is required for your Eagle Committee Review. 
Eagle Rank Application-a mandatory form that must be prepared online and printed for the committee.
Eagle Rank Checklist - handy checklist to keep a Troop 145 Scout on this path.  Also, the Blue Ridge Mountain Council now offers a Council-wide guide to help!
Eagle Helpful Tips- along with an explanation of common mistakes to avoid on each requirement
New River District - our local district must be involved in this Eagle process.  Our Troop Coordinator can help with contacting a District Representative for an appointment. 
References Requests - An Eagle candidate must contact 5 references on his own using this letter format with an optional evaluation form.   Labels are available upon request to affix to envelopes to accompany your letters. Mailing address:  Troop 145 c/o St. Paul UMC, 220 West Main Street, Christiansburg 24073
EIN# - Often a donor to an Eagle Project needs a federal tax ID# to process their donation,  that information is now avaiable upon request.
Once an Boy Scout has completed the Eagle Rank, parents may begin planning the ceremonies after selecting a date, time,  and location in consultation with the Scoutmaster.  These items can be helpful:
Solicitation Letters - contact dignitaries with personalized letters to request notes of congratulations for this big event
Certificates - contact the local Armed Forces to receive a recognition of this Eagle achievement.

Navy Eagle Scout Recognition - 382-1259
Air Force Congratulatory Letter (ARFS/PA, ATTN: Scout Letters, 550 D Street West, Suite 1, Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4527) 
Marine Corps Commandant Letter (Director of Marine Corps Staff, The Pentagon, Rm 4E791, Washington, DC 20350-3000)
Ceremonies - many websites to offer suggestions for this celebratory event that best fits the new Eagle Scout.
Supplies - Eagle-themed partyware, invitations, cards, ceremony book and gifts are available for consideration 
Council Press Release Form - This momentus occassion should be anncounced to the community!
There will be a bi-monthly Life-2-Eagle meeting under the direction of Scoutmaster James Belcher.  "Life Scouts will receive a packet to help them start this journey!
Meeting:  Every 1st Monday and sign up for an appointment on the 3rd Monday of every month.  See sign-up sheets for appointments.

Life To Eagle Updates:
Scoutmaster James Belcher can be reached at  Lets' all support our fellow Scouts on this mountainous journey!


Town of Christiansburg 382-6128

Christiansburg Recreation Department  382-2349

Camp Alta Mons Director 268-2409

Montgomery County Parks & Recreation 

Blacksburg Parks and Recreation 

SEEDS - Blacksburg Nature Center 552-3914

St. Paul UMC 382-2410

CHS Band 382-5178

Wonder Universe Children's museum 200-8231

VFW and American Legion

The method of instruction in Scouting is that of creating in the boy the desire to learn for himself. Robert Baden-Powell