Cascade District

Committee Chair,  Jacqui Orgovan - jacquiorgovan@comcast.net, (425) 351-8329

  • Unit leaders, please provide Jacqui Orgovan with contact information for your Advancement Chair
  • Please contact Jacqui Orgovan with your advancement questions and needs.

Advancement page links   Advancement Resources   Merit Badges   Eagle Scout Rank


Internet Advancement

Login Page  (including instructions)


General Advancement Resources

Guide to Advancement 

Council Advancement page 

  • The Chief Seattle Council webpage provides advancement information for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Eagle Scout Rank, Internet Advancement, Merit Badges, and general material

National Advancement Website  

MeritBadge.org 

Usscouts.org  


Merit Badges

List of Merit Badge Counselors:

  • Scouts:  please contact your Scoutmaster for a Blue Card and Merit Badge Counselor options. 
  • Scoutmasters:  please contact Jacqui Orgovan for the list of Merit Badge Counselors.
    • In accordance with the Guide to Advancement, Section 7.0.2.2, we do not make the Merit Badge Counselor list available online

Scout Resources:

Adult Resources:


Eagle Scout Rank

Overview:

After a scout has completed a Board of Review for the Life rank, he or she may work on the requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout. These six requirements must be completed before the scout’s 18th birthday**:

  • Be active in your troop, team, crew, or ship for at least six months as a Life Scout.
  • Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law by providing the names of 5-6 individuals who are willing to provide a recommendation on your behalf.
  • Earn of total of 21 merit badges (13 required badges and 8 elective badges). As a Life scout you should already have completed at least 7 Eagle-required merit badges and 4 elective merit badges.
  • While a Life scout, serve actively in your unit for a total of 6 months in one or more of the Positions of Responsibility listed in the Scouting BSA Handbook.
  • While a Life scout, plan, develop and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. You must use the latest version of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook to develop your proposal and you must have the proposal approved by your unit leader, unit committee chair and beneficiary before submitting the proposal for approval by the district representative. DO NOT SCHEDULE OR BEGIN WORK ON YOUR PROJECT UNTIL YOU HAVE FINAL DISTRICT APPROVAL.
  • While a Life Scout, participate in a unit leader conference.

**Effective 2/1/19, youth who are at least 16 years old but not yet 18 years old who register as members of Scouts BSA on or before 12/31/19 may request an extension to complete the Eagle Scout Rank requirements after they turn 18 years of age.

Once these six requirements have been completed, you may submit your Eagle Scout Rank Application to the Council Service Center for verification. After the information in your Eagle Scout Rank Application has been verified, it will be forwarded to the Cascade District Eagle Board of Review Coordinator who will collect your Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose and any recommendation letters submitted. You will then be contacted by email to schedule your Eagle Board of Review.

The Cascade District Advancement Chair will be happy to come to your Troop meeting to give a Trail to Eagle presentation which goes into more detail about the requirements for the Eagle Scout Rank.

 

Resources:

  • Eagle Project Workbook, Letter of Recommendation Form, and Eagle Application:  Click Here.  
  • Frequently asked questions:  Click here.  

Cascade District has developed a PowerPoint presentation that covers all aspects of the Life to Eagle Process. Currently we are giving this presentation to individual Troops by request (the presentation is no longer being done at Roundtable as in the past). The presentation takes between 60-90 minutes plus time for questions and scout interaction. Please contact Jacqui Orgovan, Cascade District Advancement Chair, to schedule a presentation.


Eagle Project Review Requests

After you have completed the Proposal section of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook and obtained approval signatures from your unit leader, committee chair and beneficiary’s representative, you may request District approval by emailing your entire workbook and a scan of the signature page to CascadeEagleReview@gmail.com. Please put your name, troop # and project name in the subject line and cc: at least one adult (a parent, your unit leader, etc.). A member of our Eagle Project Review Team will respond to your request based on availability. Please submit your review request at least 30 days before you intend to begin work on your project. REMEMBER YOU MAY NOT SCHEDULE YOUR PROJECT OR BEGIN WORK ON YOUR PROJECT UNTIL YOU HAVE DISTRICT APPROVAL.

Liz Anne Bowman 425-802-3121

Joyce Johnson 425-644-8027

Jacqui Orgovan 425-351-8329

Helen Young 425-957-1515

 

 


Submit Confidential Letters of Recommendation to:

Paula Wickersham
Cascade District Eagle Board Coordinator
20415 NE 41st St.
Sammamish, WA 98074

Phone: 425-281-2392
cascadeadvancements@hotmail.com


Submit Eagle Applications to the Seattle Service Center:

Physical address: 3120 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98114
Mailing address: 3120 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98114

Phone: 206-725-5200

Fax: 206-721-8985

E-mail: council@seattlebsa.org


Eagle Board of Review Coordinator:

Paula Wickersham
Cascade District Eagle Board Coordinator
20415 NE 41st St.
Sammamish, WA 98074

Phone: 425-281-2392
cascadeadvancements@hotmail.com


Eagle Boards of Review:

Location:  Eagle Boards of Review are conducted at Bellevue City Hall at the date and time provided by the Eagle Board of Review Coordinator.

Address:  450 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Directions: 

  • Take Exit 13A west off of Interstate 405.
  • Go one block west and make a right turn (north) on 110th Avenue Northeast.
  • Proceed to the City Hall visitor parking entrance on the right.
  • Parking is free after hours.