A little Dad bragging, and a question about Eagle binders in Advancement Resources Posted August 9, 2019 On 8/6/2019 at 12:10 PM, SteveMM said: Completely unrelated side note: The one other Scout doing his EBoR last night is 13 years old, and is in a troop that meets at an LDS church. I really wondered if he rushed to Eagle a bit because of LDS severing their ties with Scouts BSA. No way of knowing, but it would make sense. With that said, they were VERY impressed with his project. He collected 2,000 donated books for an organization and built a bookshelf to house them. That's a great-sounding project! And while certainly he may have hurried his project along to finish by the end of the year, at the same time there have always been many LDS boys who earn Eagle early, so he may just be reflective of that long-standing trend. My two brothers and I all earned our Eagles before 14; the family of 5 boys across the street has always worked to get them their Eagles early, most of the LDS boys I know are 15 tops when they reach that rank - it may thus be that we have so many other activities going on as the boys get older that it's simply easier and wiser to get it done early so that they can focus on other pursuits as they age. So the current situation would only be accelerating a trend that was already long in place. Oh and CONGRATULATIONS to your son and family!