Our council as do other councils have a district Eagle Chairman that reviews and approves. He actually sets up the EBOR and the project is a non issue. Once it is all signed off on it is over. This persn is also the person that reviews from the beginning. All projects in the district go through them.
There are several approvals required for your project along the way. The first is the approval from your Scoutmaster or project advisor that your idea will qualify as a valid project. You need this before spending much time writing up the detail plan. After your advisor has helped you get the written plan in order and ready to submit, you will then need several signatures in the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook. A responsible representative from the organization you are doing the project for is the first signature required. It is also a good idea to get a letter from the organization if possible. Next, your Scoutmaster or project advisor signs, followed by a member of the Troop Committee. The project is now ready to turn in to the District or Council Advancement Committee for approval to proceed. Note: you should keep a Xerox copy of the project, exactly as turned in to the District, in case it is lost during the approval cycle.
It is very important that you do not DO any of the project, except planning, until the District or Council Committee has signed it. Once they have approved the project plan, it will be returned to you by your Scoutmaster or project advisor. THEN you can begin to DO the project!
Now when finished This person from district inspects the project
NER Area 4 COPE/Climbing Chairman
NE Area 4 Venturing Chairman
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