Two of my scouts are 16 and will be Star in the next week, turning 17 in the first quarter of next year. I also have a 17yo scout becoming Star in a month. As girls in a troop that chartered July 29, 2019, they have worked hard to get where they are!
All three ladies would like to get started on their Eagle project right away and not wait 6 months to become Life first because they are racing the clock, so any extra time they have is going to be needed.
The 17yo got an extension because of her age, but the other two were too young to get the extension. While she still has an extension, waiting for Life will still only give her under 6 months to do her Eagle project if she has to wait for Life before her extension expires.
How can they officially start their Eagle projects while Star? Can they meet with a counselor, work on the workbook, have the beneficiary and councilor sign off of plans, fundraise, etc? I have been told by others that much of this can be done unofficially, but I’d rather do things the right way.