Suggested Outline

For

Eagle Scout Service Project Report

Introduction

Introduction should include:

         A brief description of the project

         Who the project was for

         Address or location of the project

         Date the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook was approved by the District Advancement Committee, and the date the Service Project was completed

         Man-hours estimated on the Project Workbook (include all hours) and the actual hours required

Planning

On your Project Workbook, you estimated a certain number of man-hours for planning. We want to know how you used these hours and how close your estimate was to the actual hours required. Planning could include:

         Deciding on what project to pursue

         Who helped you in the decision process.

         Who you contracted for guidance and approval

         Preparation of the Service Project Workbook

         How you determined the number of people, equipment, and materials required for the project.

         Was it necessary to obtain donated materials and equipment for the project.

         Was it necessary to buy any materials or equipment?

         Time spent with the organization that would benefit in further defining the details of the project.

         Any other items that you felt were pertinent to the planning process.

 

Include as an attachment to your report an approved copy of your detailed plan for the project. (see page 6 of the Project Workbook).

Organizing

On your project Workbook you estimated that a certain number of man-hours would be required for this phase of the project. Again, we want to know how you used these hours, and how close your estimate was to the actual hours required. Organizing should include:

         Getting people, equipment, and materials to the project site when needed, on time.

         Arranging with the organization that would benefit for access to the project site.

         What mistakes were made in the planning process that you had to correct in the organizing process?

         Was there a decision made at this time to delegate some of your authority/responsibility in doing the actual project?

         Did you identify who would help you and what equipment or materials they would bring to the project work site?

         Identify any problems or other items that were pertinent to the organizing process.

Carrying Out-By You

Here you estimated that you were going to devote a certain number of hours to this phase of your project. We want to know how close your estimate was to the actual hours used and what you did for these hours. In this section you might address:

         Why your estimated hours and actual hours required were different?

         How did you demonstrate leadership during this phase of the project? Were there any problems?

         Were there any holes in your planning and organizing phases that you had to correct here?

Carrying Out-By Others

You estimated on your Project Workbook that a certain number of man-hours would be required by other people in order to complete your project. Think about addressing the following issues:

         Were the estimated hours enough? If your estimate was off, then why?

         Identify by name who helped you on the project, hours contributed, and dates worked.

         Were there any problems?

         What was the nature of the work performed by the people you recruited to help? Were any special skills required?

Summary

This is probably the most important part of your report. We would like to see the following points addressed:

         Who benefited from your project, and why?

         Now that you have completed the project, do you still consider it a worthwhile Eagle Project? Why?

         What did you personally gain from the project?

         What was the general reaction of the people to your project? Did they consider it worthwhile?

         Do you believe that you planned, organized, and directed the project to a successful completion in an orderly and responsible manner? Substantiate your response.

         Do you have any recommendations to make regarding the selection of an Eagle Project?