BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
CONNECTICUT YANKEE COUNCIL
EAGLE SCOUT LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION INSTRUCTIONS
Instructions to the Scout:
Everyone you listed on your Eagle application in Requirement #2 should write a recommendation letter.
The only reference that may be omitted is “Employer” if you do not have a job.
For the “Religious” reference, the “Religious Leader” is the leader. This would be your priest, minister,
rabbi, or primary clergy person of your faith. If you do not belong to a faith community, your parent
must provide the religious reference letter which describes how you demonstrate your Duty to God.
A Recommendation Letter is confidential and is NOT to be returned directly to you by the writer.
You should provide your references with the 2-page Recommendation form and a stamped envelope
Mr. Randy McCartney
BSA Lighthouse District Advancement Chair
Att: Eagle Scout Board of Review
50 High Street
Guilford, CT 06437
A District Advancement Committee representative will bring your recommendation letters to your Eagle
Board of Review.
Please inform your references of any deadlines for submitting your recommendation letter. Ideally, the
letters should be written and sent within 2 weeks of your request to be available for your Eagle Board of
Instructions to the Unit Committee:
Please note that no letters are to be sent directly to the Eagle candidate and none will be given to the
Scout after the Eagle Board of Review. As to references contacted or transmission of letters
Scout may assist with this but that is the limit of his participation. He is not to be responsible for follow-
through or any other aspect of this process.” [BSA Guide to Advancement – Section 126.96.36.199].
If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Lighthouse District Advancement Committee.
PLEASE DETACH THIS COVER PAGE AND KEEP FOR YOUR
Lighthouse District Eagle Recommendation Letter