Scouts and Venturers who have completed all requirements prior to their 18th birthday may be reviewed within three months after that date with no explanation.
Boards of review conducted between three and six months after the candidate's 18th birthday must be preapproved by the local council. A statement by an adult explaining the reason for the delay must be attached to the Eagle Scout Rank Application when it is submitted to the Eagle Scout Service.
The Boy Scout Division at the national office must be contacted for procedures to follow if a board of review is to be conducted more than six months after a candidate's 18th birthday.
Actually, the signatures don't need to be before the 18th birthday (except those of MB Counselors). The Application form, and signatures on it, including those of the Scout, SM, and CC can be completed AFTER the birthday.Bill Pitcher wrote:There have been MANY Eagle candidates running down the street, getting those final signatures, before turning 18!!! We've all seen it. As stated, 3 months after turning 18 for the EBoR. . . no problem, 3 to 6 months need an explination. After that, National Advancement Chairman's permission.
and later on the form:This application is to be completed after you have completed all requirements for the Eagle Scout rank....When you have completed this application, sign it and submit it to your unit leader
That implies that the date he signs the form is not necessarily before the birthday, only that all requirements had been completed by then.CERTIFICATION BY APPLICANT. On my honor as a Scout/Venturer, all statements on this application are true and correct. All requirements were completed prior to my 18th birthday.
Signature of applicant, telephone number, and date
Yes and No.Bill Pitcher wrote:Paul, are you saying then, that it is NOT required that the Eagle Candidate obtain the signatures of his SM and CC? If it is, then why isn't everything signed before his 18th. birthday? I know that the Advancement Guide has specific guidlines about the EBoR, but the signature thing ISN'T clear! In our council, we will continue to make sure all signatures are on the application before the candidates 18th.
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