Eagle Scout Service Projects and Ideas

The Eagle Scout Service Project is the opportunity for a Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or qualified Venturer in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his community.  This is the culmination of the Scout’s leadership training, and it requires a significant effort on his part.  The project must benefit an organization other than the BSA, but it cannot be performed for an individual or a business or be commercial in nature. vIt is a requirement in order for Boy Scouts to attain the Eagle Scout Rank.


While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) The project plan must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your Scoutmaster and troop committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA publication No. 512-927, in meeting this requirement.

A written plan must be submitted using the BSA Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook and be pre-approved by the benefiting organization, the Scout Leader, the unit committee, and a district representative before work on the project can begin.  After the project is complete, the Scout will update the workbook where he will discuss the methods in which he gave leadership, ways in which the plan may have had to change and the benefits of the project to the community.
There is almost no end to the number of projects that qualify as an Eagle Scout Service Project.  Try to make your Eagle Scout Service Project meaningful for you – something you will be proud to talk about later in your life.


The idea for a project may be an original one or one already done by someone else.  In either case, the Scout must plan, develop, and lead others in doing the project.  There is no numerical minimum amount of time or requirement for the length of time in which the project needs to be completed, but that it be enough to “demonstrate leadership.  

The rigorous nature of the required service project is a major step in the completion of the Eagle rank.  Very often, the Eagle Project is what highlights the full impact of the Scouting program to the community at-large.

Eagle Scout Service Project Ideas

Here are some links that might help you find a memorable Eagle Scout Service Project: