Arapeen DistrictEagle Coach

Eagle Coach List

Area One

Indianola, Milburn, Fairview, Mount Pleasant, Spring City, Moroni, Freedom, Wales, Fountain Green, Chester

City Name Phone Number E-mail Address
Mount Pleasant * Sherrie Day 435.220.0888
Mount Pleasant Pamela Allen 435.462.0205
Wales Michael Tripp 435.436.5312
Fountain Green   435.  
Fairview Gary Jensen 435.427.3339
Fountain Green Stuart Smith 435-445-3615
Moroni * Mica Talbot 435.436.8937
Milburn/Fairview Celena Howard 435-427-9488
Fairview Janeen Garlick 435-262-0371
Moroni Jeff Walker 435.445.3387
Fountain Green Alyson Strait 435.445.3802

Area Two

Ephraim, Manti, Sterling

City Name Phone Number E-mail Address
Ephraim * Stephen Brandt 435.283.2283

Area Three

Gunnison, Salina, Mayfield, Fayette, Centerfield, Axtell, Redmond, Aurora

City Name Phone Number E-mail Address
Gunnison * Jeff Anderson 435.528.3264
Aurora Doug Anderson 435.979.7402
Salina Jason Harvey 435.559.0052

Area Four

Richfield, Monroe, Sigurd, Venice, Glenwood, Central, Annabella, Elsinore, Austin, Joseph

City Name Phone Number E-mail Address

Area Five

Loa, Bricknell, Fruita, Fremont, Lyman, Teasdale, Torrey, Grover, Caineville, Hanksville

City Name Phone Number E-mail Address
Loa James Lamb 435.836.2413
Loa Toni Kay Lamb 435.836.2413
   Eagle Scout Service Project Coach

The Eagle Scout service project coach is the key to success in council or district efforts to guide Scouts through the service project process. The following are important examples of ways in which the coach can influence a Scout’s project:

• Meet with a Scout after his proposal has been approved but before work begins on the final plan.

• Ask the Scout to describe how he will plan the project, then offer him advice accordingly.

• Emphasize those elements of a plan that, if ignored, could stop work or create health and safety issues.

• Remind the Scout to share his plan with the project beneficiary; the beneficiary should be fully aware of what will be done. Note that a final plan for an Eagle Scout service project is between the Scout and the beneficiary. Coaches do not approve final plans.

• Be available to the Scout as a consultant should he have questions about the planning process.

• Meet with the Scout to review his final plan; discuss its strengths, weaknesses, and risks; and suggest critical improvements.

• Discuss the project report with the Scout and offer advice on how to make a strong presentation at his board of review.

Remember that any contact with the Scout must be conducted according to Youth Protection procedures. Experience has taught us the most effective approach to providing coaches is for the council or district to organize a pool of volunteers willing to serve in that capacity, and then designate them to individual Eagle Scout candidates.

Many units have used service project “mentors” or “advisors” through the decades since the Eagle Scout service project came to be. This practice has provided consistent positive contributions and should continue. Their efforts, however, should serve to provide ongoing support throughout project planning and execution and to prepare a Scout to work with the council or district designated project coach.

The role of the designated project coach is not intended to require so close an association with a Scout that it becomes impossible for a council or district to recruit enough of them to work with candidates whose proposals have been approved. The more ongoing and close association should come from unit volunteers or parents assisting in support roles. It is recognized, however, that some councils or districts may not have the volunteer capacity to provide designated coaches. For this reason, the council advancement committee may decide to designate the project coach from among unit volunteers.

But they should do so with the understanding that a coach who is designated within a unit should represent the perspective of the council or district. Regardless the source of project coaches, they must adhere to the Eagle Scout service project process as described in this section of the Guide to Advancement.

Coaches do not have approval authority. Instead they serve to encourage—not direct—the young men to make the kinds of decisions that will lead to successful outcomes. It is true a Scout need not accept the assistance of the service project coach. Regardless, it is considered best for the council or district to designate one for every Scout who submits a project proposal for approval. The coach should then contact the Scout and suggest a first meeting, or telephone or video conference. Scouts have already promised when they submit a proposal that they have read the service project workbook, and thus they should already understand a coach is optional. If a young man suggests he doesn’t need one, he should be counseled on the value a coach can add. Ultimately, however, working with a designated Eagle Scout service project coach is the Scout’s decision.

It is important to note that Eagle service project coaches do not have the authority to dictate changes; withdraw approval that was previously granted, such as by the council or district; or take any other such directive action. Instead, coaches must use the BSA method of positive adult association, logic, and common sense to help the candidate make wise decisions.

It is up to the council to determine who may serve as project coaches and how they might be assigned or otherwise provided to candidates. Coaches must be registered with the BSA (in any position) and be current in BSA Youth Protection training. In many cases, candidates will not have undertaken something like an Eagle service project. Thus, we want them to obtain guidance from others, share ideas, seek plan reviews, and go through other processes professional project planners might use. But like a professional, the Scout makes the decisions. He must not simply follow others’ directions to the point where his own input becomes insignificant. On the other hand, adult leaders must bear in mind he is yet a youth. Expectations must be reasonable and fitting.

It is up to the council to determine who may serve as project coaches and how they might be assigned or otherwise provided to candidates. Coaches must be registered with the BSA (in any position) and be current in BSA Youth Protection training.

BSA Guide to Advancement 2013

Helpful Links

Read: Guide to Advancement 2013 (Sections: Boards of Review The Eagle Scout Rank)

Review: Advancement Educational Presentations (Video and Presentation Guides to Advancement)

* Individuals authorized and trained to sign/review Eagle Project Proposal's for the Arapeen District. These individuals will work directly with the Eagle candidate concerning the project proposal only and once the project proposal is approved the district Eagle Project Team will assign the candidate to an Eagle Coach complying with the Guide to Advancement requirements found listed above.

The Eagle candidate has complete autonomy regarding project guidance and he may choose his own mentor/advisor but a coach will be assigned by the District Eagle Project Team. The assigned coach will contact the candidate and follow his progress. The assigned Eagle Coach will not interfere with other coaches/mentors/advisors that may be assisting the candidate. The assigned Eagle Coach reports completed projects to the District Eagle Project Team.

District Eagle Coaches are trained (most have been sitting on Eagle Board of Reviews for several years), they must adhere to the Eagle Scout service project process as described in the Guide to Advancement.