Troop 117 Simon Kenton Council
Boy Scouts of America
CONFIDENTIAL EAGLE SCOUT REFERENCE
Eagle Scout Candidate: __________________________________________________
Unit Number: _____________
Telephone Number: _______________________
Please write a confidential reference letter and assess the candidacy of the above
Life Scout for the Award of Eagle Scout. Your evaluation is important, as the rank of Eagle is
the highest award in Scouting a young man can receive. The Eagle Board of Review will use
your reference letter, and others, as an appraisal to the Candidate’s qualifications.
Please cover, to the best of your knowledge, the Candidate’s character and ability.
Your honest opinion is needed. The Candidate’s application will not go to the Board of
Review without confidential responses from his selected references.
The following points should be kept in mind when writing your reference:
An Eagle Scout should be a leader. How have you seen this
An Eagle Scout should live daily with a good set of principles such as the
Scout Oath and Law. A copy of each has been printed below. How well
has he lived up to these?
What examples have you seen that illustrate him as a good citizen and
mature decision maker?
On my honor I will do my best
A Scout is:
To do my duty to God and my
Country and to obey the Scout
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
Mentally awake, and morally
Please mail your reference letter in the stamped, addressed envelope to the
Candidate. It will remain sealed until it is opened and read by the members of his Eagle
Board of Review.
Troop 117 Simon Kenton Council,
Boy Scouts of America.