nolesrule wrote:If everything has to be done by the 18th birthday, then if the scout has everything done but the EBOR the day before his 18th birthday, whoever is responsible for doing Eagle boards needs to be prepared to do it on demand the day the application gets turned in.
You see, bureaucratic paperwork processing time following the application turn-in isn't part of the Eagle requirements (and technically, neither is the Eagle application, but that's another topic), so if the CAC/DAC/unit (whoever is responsible) is not prepared for an on-demand EBOR prior to the 18th birthday, they have just created an appealable situation.
And that is the real cause for the 3 month window after 18. It saves the appeals process from blowing up. It allows time for applications and records to be reviewed and for EBORs to be scheduled regularly for everyone's convenience (our district does them monthly at the council office) rather than on demand.
My thought is that if the requirement is that every
requirement (the EBOR is requirement #7)has to be completed before the scout's 18th birthday, then everyone (Scouts, ULs, Districts, Councils) will adjust their timelines for processing paperwork and scheduling EBORs. I'm picturing the current 18 y/o scout completing all but the BOR at the 17 year 9 month point.
There is also the 3-6 month window and the greater than 6 month windows for EBORs. I don't know how many 6+ month requests National gets and what they do with them.
Or here's another idea for Wagion...if you stay in Ventures you can work on Eagle until you're 21.