Eagle Scout Board of Review Sample Questions

General

·          What unit are you registered in?

·          How old are you?

·          When did you join your Troop?

·          Why are you here?

·          How important is this rank to you?

·          Who do you feel is responsible for you being here today?

 

Service Project

·          What do you consider the purpose of the Eagle Scout Service Project to be?

·          What was your Service Project?

·          Did your Service Project benefit any specific group?  How?  Will this benefit last a long time or is a temporary thing?

·          How did you come to choose that Project?

·          What role did the benefiting group play in developing the Project?

·          What help did you need to complete the Project?  Who helped you?

·          What role did the benefiting group play in helping with executing the Project?

·          What problems did you encounter while executing the Project?

·          What was the worst experience associated with the Project?

·          What was the best experience associated with the Project?

·          What did you learn about the process of developing and executing the Service Project?

·          What did you learn about yourself because of developing and executing the Service Project?

·          Do you have any suggestions for other Eagle Scout candidates in developing and executing their Project?

 

Scouting Life

·          How long have you been in Scouting?

·          Were you a Cub Scout?  What do you remember from your days as a Cub Scout?  What ranks and awards did you receive as a Cub Scout?

·          What is the best thing you have done as a Scout, not counting the campouts?

·          What has been your record with respect to attendance and participation in weekly meetings?  Campouts?  Fund raising activities?

·          What different scouting leadership positions have you held?

·          Do you feel that you did your best, always, to make those leadership positions operate the best you could?

·          Have you been carrying out any additional responsibilities in your troop since becoming a Life Scout?

·          How have you helped younger Scouts along the advancement trail?

·          What does the term Good Term mean to you?

·          What does the term Be Prepared mean to you?

·          Did you participate in a High Adventure experience?  Which One?

·          What did you learn about your fellow Scouts because of the High Adventure trip?

·          What did you learn about yourself because of the High Adventure trip?

·          What advice would you give a younger Scout about to make their first High Adventure trip?

·          Are you a member of the Order of the Arrow?

·          What role does OA play in the Boy Scouting program?

·          What role does OA play in your life?

·          What is the funniest thing that happened during your times in Boy Scouting?

·          What was the scariest thing that happened during your times in Boy Scouting?

·          What is the most important thing, so far, that you have learned from the Boy Scouting program?

·          What roles do you plan to take in Scouting as an Adult?

 

Merit Badge Program

·          What do you consider the purpose of the Merit Badge program to be?

·          If you could change the Merit Badge program, what would you do?  Why would that make it better?

·          What have you personally done to help younger scouts get started on their Merit Badges?

·          If a Tenderfoot Scout asked you for help in a Merit Badge, would you give him help or tell him to go see a counselor?

·          How many Merit Badges do you have at this point?

·          If you achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, do you expect to earn any Palms?  Why?

·          How many Merit Badges do you think you will earn by the time you are done with Scouting?

·          Have any Merit Badges sparked an interest that might lead you into a career?

·          How have you passed on the skills you have learned in the Merit Badge program to help younger Scouts in your Troop?

·          What Merit Badge interested you most?  Why?

·          What was the best Merit Badge you earned?

·          What Merit Badge was the easiest for you to earn?

·          What Merit Badge was the hardest for you to earn?

·          What Merit Badge was the biggest bore or waste?  Why?

·          What further responsibilities does earning 21 Merit Badges, especially the required badges, place on you as a citizen?

 

Troop Program

·          What do you consider the purpose of the Troop program to be?

·          What role does the patrol method play in Scouting?  In your Troop?

·          What role does the outdoor program play in Scouting?  In you Troop?

·          If you could change the Troop program, what would you do?  Why would that make it better?

·          What do you think makes your troop operate as well as it does?

·          Where does your troop have really smooth operations? Why?

·          Where does your troop have ragged operations?  Why?  Have you any suggestions that might help with those issues?

·          Have you noticed any weakness in any of the patrols in your troop?  Have you any suggestions that might help with those patrols?

·          What have you done personally to make your troop a better troop?

 

As an Eagle Scout

·          Who will be the most proud that you became an Eagle Scout?  You or your parents?

·          Do you feel that becoming an Eagle Scout puts any obligations upon your future?

·          What is an Eagle Scouts duty to his country?

·          What role do you plan to take, as an Eagle Scout, in your troop?

·          What role do you plan to take, as an Eagle Scout, in your scouting?

·          What place in society should you, as an Eagle Scout, assume in your community?

 

Non-Scouting Life

·          With whom do you live?

·          To what extent does your home life benefit from your Scouting life?

·          What do you do to make your home a happy place in which to live?

·          What sort of friends do you have?  What do you do together?

·          What school do you attend?

·          What subjects interest you the most?

·          Do you participate in any school activities?

·          How do you earn your spending money?

·          What do you spend your money on?

·          What are your future plans?  After school?  After your Scouting days are over?

·          What type of books do you read?  What was the last book your read?  How long ago did your read it?

·          What type of movies do you see?  What was the last movie you saw?  How long ago did you see it?

·          What type of TV do you watch?  What was the last TV show your saw?  How long ago did you watch it?

 

Character

·          What do you consider or think your greatest weakness is?  What are you doing to overcome this weakness?

·          What do you consider or think your greatest strength is?  Are you able to share this strength?  Please give an example or two of that?

·          Are you able to analyze your own shortcomings?

 ·          Suppose you had a good friend on drugs and you just found out about it.  What would you do to help him or her?

·          If you achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, you will probably get your picture in the paper.  How do you think you will respond to the various remarks and comments you will receive?

·          Why do you want to become an Eagle Scout?

·          Why did you become a Scout in the first place?

·          What do your friends think about you being a Boy Scout?

·          Do very many people at school know you are a Boy Scout?  What do they think or say about it when they find out?

·          How do you keep yourself Physically Strong?  Mentally Awake?

·          Do you think you can remember the obligations of a Scout, To help others at ALL times, as you grow into an adult?  What will help you to remember this fundamental principle?

·          Do you feel that becoming an Eagle Scout will change you in any way?

·          Do you think your teachers or supervisors will expect more of you as an Eagle Scout?

 

God and Country

·          What does a Scout is Reverent mean to you?

·          What church activities do you participate in?

·          So you hold any offices or leadership positions in church activities?

·          Have you received or are you working on the Scouting religious award for your faith?

·          What does a Scout is Loyal mean to you?

·          What are the primary obligations of an American?

·          How do you resolve the conflict between the principle of freedom of speech and the act of burning an American flag as a symbol of disagreement with the U.S. government?

·          How do you resolve the conflict between the commandment Thou Shalt Not Kill, and the need to participate in a war to protect our way of life and our beliefs?

 

 

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Roger Scherping,
Apr 9, 2011, 4:38 PM