The project proposal is found in the Eagle Project Workbook. The project is a high level overview, not a detailed plan.
The Five Tests of an Acceptable Eagle Scout Service Project. The proposal is an overview, but also the beginnings of planning. It shows the unit leader and any representatives of a unit committee, council, or district, that the following tests can be met.
1. The project provides sufficient opportunity to meet the requirement.
2. The project appears to be feasible.
3. Safety issues will be addressed.
4. Action steps for further detailed planning are included.
5. The Scout is on the right track with a reasonable chance for a positive experience.
The detail required for a proposal depends on project complexity. It must be enough to provide a level of confidence for a council or district reviewer that the above tests can be met, but not so much that—based on the possibility a proposal can be rejected—it does not respect the time it takes to prepare. The candidate shall not be required to submit more than is described there, or more than is necessary to establish that a project can meet the above tests.
There are 5 signatures required to on an Eagle project proposal
1. The Scout
2. The Benneficiary representative
3. The Unit Leader (Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor, Etc)
4. The Unit Committee representative
5. The District Eagle Project Coach <<< This signature must come last in this list. The others can occure in any order, althought the order they are listed in makes sense.
Each unit in Saddleback has an Eagle Project Coach assigne to review proposals for their unit.