The window for Eagle boards of review of the Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts is from October 1, 2020, to February 8, 2021. As such, all Eagle Scout credentials will be dated February 8, 2021, so that Scouting will commemorate this milestone alongside the recognized “birthday” of the Boy Scouts of America.
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This adjustment was implemented so that Scouts were not unfairly prohibited from being part of the Inaugural Class due to COVID-19. This extended window means that participating Scouts could experience a delay in receiving their Eagle Scout credentials if all of the applications were processed as originally planned.
The administrative adjustment to processing applications ensures Scouts can reference their Eagle Scout rank for academic, vocational, and military recognition, including scholarships and advanced enlistment grade. It permits Scouts earning the Eagle Scout rank to hold their Eagle Courts of Honor right away after getting their credentials so that they do not have to wait to celebrate the achievement until February 2021. Finally, it still retains the collective completion date as planned as one Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts, namely February 8, 20201.
For more information, please contact your District Advancement Chair, or your District Director or Executive.