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The Westchester-Putnam Council, Boy Scouts of America is proud to sponsor the 2019 Trail to Eagle Course. This specialty course will provide an opportunity for Scouts to earn 5 merit badges over a 5 month period; taught by adult volunteer professionals.

To qualify for this program a Scout must:

• Be 14 years or older by May 1st, 2019 and attained the rank of Star Scout

Attended Summer Camp within the last 3 years

• Have the attitude, respect and spirit of an Eagle Scout candidate

• Have Scout Master approval

Additional topics to assist the scout on his Trail to Eagle will be covered during the sessions:

  • What is an Eagle Scout?
  • Planning Merit Badges along the Trail to Eagle
  • What is a good Service Project?
  • How to plan a Service Project
  • US Flag Etiquette

There will also be additional activities for team building and outdoor challenges. 

TTE Merit Badges:

Everyone takes Public Speaking

Select 4 MBs from: Citizenship Community; Citizenship Nation; Citizenship World; Family Life; Communications; Personal Management; Personal Fitness, Cooking (counts as 2).

All aspects of this course will follow the Merit Badge process (no short cuts), and is approved by the WPC Council Advancement Committee. This course provides a structured environment for success. Each scout will be assigned a MB counselor in which they will have contact with throughout the entire duration.

The Merit Badges being offered are effort intensive and will include activities that occur at home in between sessions. Transportation will be provided to and from off-site TTE Merit Badge activities.


Enrollment confirms Scout availability for all THREE sessions, course dates are:

Saturday , March 30, 2019 - Mandatory Parent & Scout meeting

Fri – Sun June 21-23, 2019 – Scout Weekend at Durland

Thu-Sun August 22-25, 2019 – Scout Weekend at Durland

Scout’s MUST attend ALL course sessions, no exceptions.

This course will be limited to 30 scouts to ensure a low ratio of Scout to Merit Badge Counselor sessions.

The cost for the course is $325 which includes materials, food, camping fees and a Trail to Eagle item. Fee is due after acceptance into the program or at the Parent meeting.

Application Request Form - please complete the application request form and return it to:

Westchester/Putnam Council
Attn: Trail to Eagle

41 Saw Mill River Rd

Hawthorne, NY 10532




Email to:  MaryEllen Galinski  

Please note-turning in application or paying fee does not mean you are registered for TTE until you are interviewed and receive confirmation from the Course Director.

If you need further information, contact Course Director Crystal Kennedy

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