Seneca Waterways Council - Eagle Flight

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Eagle Flight

Event Details

Spend the week of Sunday July 2 through July 8, 2023 . . .
at J. Warren Cutler Scout Reservation working towards your Eagle Scout Rank!

Eagle Flight will start with a Sunday Noon drop off on July 2nd and conclude Saturday morning July 8, 2023.

Eagle Flight Week is for Scouts serious about progressing along their Trail-to-Eagle. Eagle Flight is not a typical BSA summer camp program. You will be engaged in merit badges and other programs all week. Over 20 adult volunteers with extensive merit badges and Scouting experience are available with camp staff to support the Scouts that attend. Each evening you will participate in programs that include an inspirational movie or talk, an ice cream social, a night hike, or Scouting jeopardy. There will be some downtime, but not much – did we say Eagle Flight was for serious Scouts?  You will be very busy and have an excessive amount of fun!

Participants must be at least 14 years old and First Class by the first day of Eagle Flight Week. (Note: The program begins in March for Scouts preparing for their 90-day Eagle-Required Merit Badges.)

Prerequisites Meetings 
Eagle Flight Week actually begins with monthly meetings in Rochester starting in March. In subsequent monthly meetings, Scouts meet their assigned Troop Scoutmaster, select all merit badges and continue to meet their merit badge counselors. You cannot achieve the rank of Eagle with partials and this program helps you finish those as well. We ask that all the merit badge prerequisites be completed before arriving at camp with the appropriate evidence, then the merit badge is completed while at camp. If not, it can be completed after camp. Eagle Flight staff are available anytime and not just at camp.

Eagle Flight Meeting Dates: 

3/28       7pm      SWC/Zoom       90-day badge guidance, General Session

4/25       7pm      SWC/Zoom       90-day badge guidance, General Session

5/23       7pm      SWC/Zoom       Merit Badge Selections Due, detail prep for camp

Time: 7:00 pm, Most meetings end at 8:30 pm.

Location: Seneca Waterways Council Service Center Conference Rooms

During the week at camp, Scouts are divided into troops. A SPL, ASPL and patrol leaders are elected for each troop. They will run the troop during the week, along with adult leadership from experienced Eagle Scouts and Scouters.

Eagle Flight Week offers all Eagle-required merit badges, as well as dozens of other choices. You may work on as many as time permits. Each Scout will completely fill each day with merit badge sessions.

Once you decide which merit badges to take, obtain a current copy of each merit badge pamphlet. Be sure you read the merit badge requirements and complete any pre-camp prerequisites. Pre-camp prerequisites are available for download from the link listed under the Forms header (right side bar on this page).

When & Where
J. Warren Cutler Scout Reservation
Sunday 07-02-2023 12:00 PM ET to
Saturday 07-08-2023 1:00 PM ET Past
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