To all Eagle Flight 2016 Scouts and Parents and to those considering registering;
For those new to the program this web site provides a great deal of information. The content is frequently updated but 2015 information works well for 2016.
The 2016 registration form is found in the lower right hand corner in the forms section. We expect to offer the same Merit Badges in 2016 as 2015 and the 2016 Merit Badge selection form will be available by April 2016.
Eagle Flight 2016 camp week is at Babcock-Hovey, July 3-9, 2016. We had a very successful camp week there this past summer. We are making plans for the week to be even more exciting with minor scheduling changes to take advantage of what Babcock-Hovey has to offer for recreation.
For those still learning about Eagle Flight please read the documents in the Information section.
We’ve kept the previous messages on this page showing how the program ran last year. In short Eagle Flight is a multiple month program where we engage Scouts and Adult merit badge counselors to facilitate earning merit badges, especially Eagle Scout required merit badges, prior to camp week. At camp the counselors wrap up the discussion, show, tell and other delivery requirements of the badge. At camp we also educate the Scouts how to earn the Eagle Scout rank and the resources available to them. We keep the Scouts busy all day and evening and we have FUN.
Once a Scout registers a password is sent be email for the Merit Badge page on this site . The password opens the site to the worksheets for the badges offered by Eagle Flight.
Email is the preferred method of communication for all parties. Please be sure your email address is legible and correct on the registration form. Please provide both Scout and Parent emails on the registration form to facilitate good communication to all parties.
Our first Eagle Flight meeting to begin the 90 – day merit badge effort and answer general questions is January 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Seneca Waterways BSA headquarters, 2320 Brighton Henrietta Townline Rd. Don’t panic if you can’t make that date. Scouts wanting to complete their 90-day merit badge requirements by camp week have until April 4, 2016 to begin.
We will meet in Geneva on February 23, 2016, 7:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church, 18 Snell Rd. to support our units in the East end of the council.
We have Scout / Parent / Counselor / Scoutmaster meetings every month through June in preparation for camp week.
Scouts are expected to be prepared when they come to camp but Scouts and Parents are NOT required to attend any meetings prior to camp. This is especially important for our out of council attendees. However; we expect a significant amount of interaction by email between the merit badge counselor, Eagle Flight Scoutmaster and Scout before camp begins. This ensures the Scout is prepared for the Eagle Flight camp week. We also expect all the forms to be delivered to us by email if necessary at the appropriate times to coordinate scheduling etc.
When Scouts are properly prepared for camp week Parents can expect 10 or more badges to be completed. When they are not prepared the Scouts will receive partials and can follow-up with their merit badge counselors at any time. Eagle Flight is always more than simply the camp week. Its a process to facilitate Adult leadership with Scouts to help along their path to Eagle Scout.
Good luck and thanks for being part of Eagle Flight 2016.
Eagle Flight 2016 Director