Orange County Council

Life to Eagle

Congratulations on accepting the challenge of earning the rank of Eagle Scout! Please download and review all of these documents before starting on your journey to Eagle.

It’s important that you are using the latest / current version of all documents.  The workbook, application and review of the requirements should always be downloaded from the Boy Scouts of America national website, i.e.  OCBSA specific items can be downloaded off of this website.

Visit our Advancement page for more resources.


Eagle, Quartermaster and Summit Time Extension

The Council has the authority to grant limited extensions of time to complete Eagle, Quartermaster, and Summit requirements. Effective 1/2021, these are reviewed at the council level rather than through the National office.

The Council is required to follow the Guide to Advancement rules. These are available at

Extensions are available only to youth members who qualify under the three tests listed In the new guide material and on page 2 of the application form.

The COVID-19 Extension authority expired on 12/31/2020.

Any new or additional time request will have to be submitted using the 2021 process and should be submitted thru the District Advancement Chair.

Request for Extension of Time GTA

Council decisions may be appealed to the National office working thru the council Eagle Extension and Special Needs Advancement Sub-Committee. This committee is responsible for including documentation with the appeal.

Appeal of Extension Denial GTA

Contact your District Advancement Chairman to determine your District Eagle Candidate Coach. If you have any questions on any of the above documents, please contact your District Advancement Chair.


Follow these 3 simple steps and begin your Scouting journey.


Find a Scouting Unit

Select your preferred program(s) (i.e., Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing), enter your zip code, choose your nearest unit, and select APPLY NOW.


Complete a Youth Application

Create an account with, complete the application, and make a payment.


Start Scouting!

Download the My Scouting app, contact your unit’s leader, and begin your Scouting journey!

ScoutWeek Signup Form