Eagle Scout Reference Letter Request Template - Boy Scouts Of America


The Scout below must appear soon before a “Board of Review” to satisfy the requirements for the
highest rank in Scouting – Eagle Scout. You, who know him best, can supply evidence of his adherence
to the Principles of Scouting in his daily life. Please write a frank, confidential appraisal of the Scout’s
dependability, citizenship, leadership, and consideration of others. Your comments will be kept strictly
confidential and will be seen, not by the Scout, but only by the members of the Board of Review. After
completing your letter, please place it in the provided pre-addressed envelope and mail it.
Scout’s name: ______________________________
Phone # ____________________
Using the four points listed below, please give your observations concerning the Scout. Feel free to add
any other observations that you think are pertinent.
The Scout Oath or Promise and the Scout Law are the code of ethics by which a Scout strives to live.
Scout Oath or Promise
Scout Law
On my honor, I will do my best to do my
A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful,
duty to God and my Country and to obey
friendly, courteous, kind, obedient,
the Scout Law; to help other people at all
cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.
times; to keep myself physically strong,
mentally aware, and morally straight.
Describe how well he puts into practice in his everyday life, the principles embodied in the Scout
Oath or Promise and the Scout Law.
Give information relating to his ability and willingness to accept and “follow through” on
Describe his attitude relative to instruction and criticism.
What recommendations would you make to him for improvement?
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide this letter of reference to us. The input of people
like you is very helpful to the Board of Review as it considers the Scout’s readiness to become an Eagle
Mayflower Council
Advancement Committee


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