188.8.131.52 Spirit of the Eagle Award
The Boy Scouts of America has created the Spirit of the Eagle Award as an honorary posthumous recognition for registered youth members who have lost their lives through illness or accident. It is offered by the National Court of Honor as a final salute and tribute in celebration of the recipient’s life, and publicly recognizes his or her contributions to the mission of Scouting.
An application can be found at http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards_Central/SpiritoftheEagle.aspx. A unit committee must complete and submit it to the local council within six months of the member’s death. After acceptance there, it is forwarded to the National Youth Development Team for review and approval.
- The award is limited to registered youth members who were under 21 years of age at the time of death.
- The unit committee should submit the application for the Spirit of the Eagle Award within six months of the youth member’s death.
- The unit committee requests the approval of the local council.
- Submit application to:
Youth Development Team, S209
Boy Scouts of America
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
Irving, Texas 75038
(if e-mailed, please send a scanned PDF)
Sources: Guide to Advancement (33088) and Spirit of the Eagle Award Application (512-108)