I have been trying to search these forums and other sources as well to understand the specific process that female Scouts BSA members need to follow to get and complete the eagle rank extension policy established last year. I have a scout in our new troop who turns 18 in April 2020 and she joined when the new unit was founded in June 2019.
The facts as I have understood them so far:
Any scout, male or female, who is at least 16 as of February 1st, 2019, joining by December 31st, 2019, can apply for an eagle rank extension by December 31st, 2019.
Application for the extension can be made by one of the key 3 through the dashboard in My.Scouting
She qualifies for #1 and I completed #2 last July and received 2 emails from the National Director, Garfield Murden, confirming the extension in July and October of 2019.
From my best understanding, the next step is:
- Complete an adult application for Unit Participant position when she turns 18, taking YPT.
My council just sent me an email that I need to fill out a paper eagle extension request form so I don’t think they are on the same page. I am hoping for a sanity check so that this process doesn’t get messed up for her by the clear as mud scouting bureaucracy.