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  1. ItsBrian

    How do I join back into the scouts?

    I’m currently in 11th grade, great for you wanting to get back into scouts! I’m sure someone in your school has a troop and you could talk to them about it.
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    BEST - BSA Study

    https://bsabeststudy.org/ “The Building Evidence in Scouting Together Study will help the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) make Scouting the BEST program it can be. When participating in BSA programs, Scouts learn and become leaders through interactions with each other and adult leaders. Scouters’ beliefs and actions are shaped by their training and experiences. We will learn more about the Scouting experience through surveys and interviews conducted with thousands of Scouts and adult volunteers and through observations of BSA trainings.” My troop was recently invited and plans on participating in this. Anyone else get invited?
  3. Thet scanned everything from my proposal to even my life statement. I was told that it was sent to national, not if that’s is correct though. Even though it may seem like an unnecessary step, it was pretty helpful for me.
  4. Finally finished all the paperwork and meeting tomorrow with the district. Any tips or common errors that any of you see in the workbook?
  5. I didn’t say they approved project? When I said they approved my workbook, it meant I had everything that I should have plus the paperwork that I need. My district runs it where you bring all your paperwork during the second phase and they will order it the way it goes before you bring it to council. Once council gets it they scan all the papers and sign the eagle application. That’s when your workbook is approved according to my council. That’s at least what was in the title of the email 😀. It read “Approved Eagle Candidate Project Workbook”
  6. ItsBrian

    BEST - BSA Study

    I just copied and pasted what I said from the FAQ on their website:
  7. ItsBrian

    BEST - BSA Study

    “How is the BSA national office involved? The national office is providing input on the study, but the study is being conducted by external, independent researchers at MSU and AIR.”
  8. ItsBrian

    BEST - BSA Study

    From what I’ve briefly read and heard by my SM, this is done mostly without national involved. It’s done by Montclair university and a research firm.
  9. I didn’t mind it at all. It took only around 30 minutes in all. Since I somehow did lose my copy of the proposal, this was the time where it was easily corrected since they had a copy. If I did not have the second phase I would’ve been lost trying to figure out what I could do and it would’ve been stressful. Instead, I sat one on one with a scouter and he walked me step by step on what I had to do. It ranged from putting the papers in the correct order to a little piece I forgot to include. This was not a waste of my time or an in convenience at all.
  10. ItsBrian

    BEST - BSA Study

    I believe it is exactly along those lines. The website I provided gives more information.
  11. Our district requires it. It’s to make sure you have all your paperwork in order before going to council get their signatures before EBOR. This could be done at a troop level and the district knows. I should’ve clarified that my district did it in my previous post, my bad.
  12. Actually, the second phase is called “Post Project/Pre-EBOR” or something along those lines. It is to make sure you have EVERYTHING (emphasized) before you can go to council and have your EBOR. It’s more of a preparing to make sure everything in order. I heard they may change it to where it could be done at a troop level. Not sure yet.
  13. I’ve been a little busy since I got a part time job a few months ago. I do so many leadership events, volunteering, etc. to the point where even my parents couldn’t find time to drop it off at the council center which is 40 mins away from my house My council makes you take it to their main building to have it scanned and get the final signature for the eagle application. She approved and scanned it in a day, it was slow on my part.
  14. Update: Council approved my workbook and it is now time to schedule my EBOR. Again, thanks to everyone who gave me advice on here.
  15. ItsBrian

    BEST - BSA Study

    I believe the website said it’s inviting 2,500 troops.
  16. I’m a little biased as a summer camp instructor for first year Scouts. But, I highly suggest to attend the summer camp’s first year program that usually are able to do a lot of requirements that can give a base knowledge to scouts. At the summer camp I staffed (hopefully again this summer), they spent the whole day with a instructor doing requirements and did one period doing a merit badge. I honestly wish I did a first year scout program at a summer camp when I crossed over.
  17. My troop has always made it a rule where the leaders can not sign off on their scout’s book. It honestly works the best since nobody can try to start trouble about someone earning a rank faster than their son.
  18. I honestly think I misplaced my signed proposal workbook that my district wants me to bring to the Pre EBOR. I still have a copy of the proposal, but it is not signed. I have EVERYTHING besides that. I even have every single receipt for the materials I bought. If anyone has any tips on how I should handle this, please let me know.
  19. ItsBrian

    Lost Eagle Scout Project Proposal

    Thankfully I gave a copy to the district with the signatures and my reviewer gave me it no problem. He was such a great guy! After I go to council to get everything scanned the report signed, I’ll be scheduling my EBOR!
  20. ItsBrian

    Lost Eagle Scout Project Proposal

    I always kept a digital copy of the proposal and I printed another one out, but I do not have a signed one anymore. Yeah my district has 3 meetings. First is the proposal (pre-project). Second is the post project and pre EBOR. Third is the EBOR.
  21. ItsBrian

    Lost Eagle Scout Project Proposal

    In my district they call it a post project + pre BOR meeting, where they make sure you’re ready for your BOR. I could easily get them to sign it again, but what about the council signature?
  22. I’m asking since I’m confused why I have everything besides the signed proposal. I asked my other friends and they think it was collected but not sure.
  23. I honestly can't remember if they collected mine or not, I kept everything in two folders and I don't see it. I think I remember them collecting it but I dont remember.
  24. Sorry I forgot to mention, the first meeting with the district where they sign / approve the proposal workbook.
  25. ItsBrian

    Contagious Disease Outbreaks

    Some camps employ EMTs or paramedics as the health officer. More common for a EMT at day camps. Nurses such as RNs or LPNs are at resident camps.