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 VFW Post 5311, 490 High Street, Christiansburg, VA 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 
There will be a bi-monthly Life-2-Eagle meeting under the direction of Scoutmaster Elliot Petry.  "Life Scouts will receive a packet to help them start this journey!
Meeting:  Sign up for an appointment.  See sign-up sheets for appointments or contact SM or ASMs Russ and/or Bobby.

Life To Eagle Updates:
The SM can be reached at any troop meeting, or via email to CburgTroop145 (at) Gmail (dot) com. 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