Cecil District Advancement

Chair: Marc Beckert


Welcome to Youth Advancement


Cecil District Merit Badge Counselors

Attention Cecil District Merit Badge Counselors:

Merit Badge Counselors need to complete an Adult Leaders application, online Youth Protection Training, and a Merit Badge Counselor Information worksheet. This only needs to be done ONCE, if you renew your information annually with Marc Beckert, the Cecil District Merit Badge Coordinator. You can email your renewal acceptance to him at marcbeckert@outlook.com, no later than the end of June.

We are asking that every new merit badge counselor review our Merit Badge Counselor Guidelines and complete the Merit Badge Counselor Information form (PDF file). This only needs to be done ONCE, if you renew annually by the end of June.

If you would like to review the roles, responsibilities and some frequently asked questions about being a Merit Badge Counselor please refer to the "Guide for Merit Badge Counselors" page, located on the National site.


LIFE to Eagle Check List

Marc Beckert – Cecil District Advancement Chair

1. Become a LIFE SCOUT (must be confirmed on your BSA account)
2. Download the latest Eagle Work Book
     a. https://www.scouting.org/programs/boy-scouts/advancement-and-awards/eagle-scout-workbook/
     b. Fill out the Project Proposal Section Only & Email it to District Advancement Chair
     c. Obtain your Units approval & beneficiary approval; get all signatures on (page 12).
     d. Scan the Signature Page (Page 12) with the necessary signature’s (make sure to sign it)
     e. Send the Project Proposal & Signature Page to Marcbeckert@outlook.com
3. WAIT patiently for Cecil District Approval ? (turnaround time is 3-4 days)
4. Once you get approval, start working the project. Take plenty of pictures
5. When project is completed, fill out next (2) sections of Eagle Workbook
     a. Eagle Scout Service Project Plan
     b. Eagle Scout Service Project Report

BEFORE your 18th Birthday (not on it) you must turn in the following to Council at the Council service center, located at the Wilmington Waterfront.
912 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801, 302-622-9120


Turn in the following all in a 3ring binder:
1. Your completed Eagle workbook with all three parts
     a. Eagle Scout Project Proposal (with the signature page and approval signature)
     b. Eagle Scout Service Project Plan
     c. Eagle Scout Service Project Report
2. Eagle Scout Rank application form: (latest is 4/2017)
     a. https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-728_wb_fillable.pdf
3. Submit a “Life Ambition Statement” 1-2 pages (Details)
      a. “In preparation for your board of review, prepare and attach to your Eagle Scout Rank Application a statement of your ambitions and life purpose and a listing of positions held in your religious institution, school, camp, community, or other organizations, during which you demonstrated leadership skills. Include honors and awards received during this service”

Council will contact me after all your paperwork has been inspected & then an Eagle Board of Review (BOR) can be scheduled.

After you complete your Eagle Scout project you can also start collecting Letters of recommendation. You will need a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation to schedule a BOR; these 3 minimum letters cannot be from a parent of family member. Family members are encouraged to always write letters, but do not count towards your 3 minimum. A template will be provided for you that you can use to seek those letters of recommendation. As a suggestion you can seek those letters from: Teachers, Principals, Scout leaders, Pastors / priests, Coaches, Neighbors

Please note (VERY IMPORTANT), those letters of recommendation must come directly to the Advancement Chair. Email is the fastest way. Again instructions will be provided to you after your Eagle Project is approved.

Finally you have your Board of Review (Location TBD)




Helpful Links

Here are some links to the most current materials of interest for Scouters who are involved in the administration of advancement. These and many more resources are available via the Advancement Resources web page at www.scouting.org/Advancement.

Merit Badge Site Link Please contact your Scoutmaster for MBC phone numbers
An Eagle Board of Review Study Guide, Created by Scouters Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Procedures



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