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Eagle Scouts

Eagle Scout Information

If you have questions about applying for the rank of Eagle Scout, please contact our Eagle Scout processor, Keri Smeaton, at (512) 617-8610 or

Interested in doing an Eagle project at an Austin ISD school, but don’t know who to contact for approval? Here is a list of contacts, by campus, to inquire with regarding your project idea.

Apply for the NESA Adams Award for most outstanding Eagle Scout service project! Learn More!

Public Recognition for New Eagle Scouts

Most newspapers will run a short story and photo, recognizing Scouts who attain the rank of Eagle Scout. Many prefer that you send this information in an email.

However, if you prefer to send this information by standard mail, see the forms below for the Austin American-Statesman, Austin Family Magazine, West Austin News and Westlake Picayune. (You may also use these as guidelines for submitting Eagle Scout information to any other paper).

Helpful Resources

Eagle Scout Recognition General Information
Good Citizenship Award Certificate
Austin American-Statesman’s Eagle Scout Form
West Austin News’ Eagle Scout Form
Westlake Picayune’s Eagle Scout Form

Scholarships for Eagle Scouts

Being an Eagle Scout can carry some weight on college admission forms and scholarship applications. In addition, some scholarships exist for the sole purpose of helping an Eagle Scout further his education.

Scholarship Resources

Application for Byron Lockhart Capitol Area Council Eagle Scout scholarships (2019 form pending)
Scholarships for Eagle Scouts awarded by the National Eagle Scout Association


Eagle Reception

Earning the rank of Eagle Scout is an important milestone that you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life!  We invite you to celebrate this accomplishment with your family and Eagle mentor at the On My Honor: Eagle Scout Reception. You will ALWAYS be an Eagle, but you will NEVER have this opportunity again. Take this opportunity to stand with your fellow Eagles, be recognized, and then proudly share with your family as you find your name on the Eagle Wall.

Every Scout who earned the rank of Eagle in the past year is invited to be recognized in a special ceremony with an inspirational speech by a fellow Eagle who has used the values learned in Scouting to succeed early in life. You’ll also receive a limited edition commemorative challenge coin recognizing your inclusion in our council’s Eagle class. The Eagle reception is also the first chance to see the past year’s Eagle class on the Eagle Wall at the Fickett Center.

Event Details

When: The Eagle Reception takes place annual in February. The next Eagle Reception is February 2020.
Where: Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center, 12500 North IH 35, Austin, TX, 78753.
Cost: There is no cost due to the generosity of donors