Sample Eagle Scout Recommendation Letter


Council Number [#]
[Council name]
The Boy Scouts of America

Dear [Ms./Mrs./Mr. Last name],

I hope this letter finds you well.

I am writing to nominate one of my parishioners and Boy Scout, [Name], for the Eagle Scout rank as I sincerely believe he deserves it.

I have known him all his life and was in fact the officiating priest at his baptism 13 summers ago.

Teachers, fellow students, community members and parishioners tell me [Name] is an active Boy Scout and has converted many children to the Scouting cause over the years.

[Name] has steadily progressed through the Boy Scouts ranks, earned the required 21 merit badges and served as a troop leader for more than the minimum six months.

Last month, he also conceived, planned, developed and shepherded a youth outreach program of the church I have the privilege to head.

[Name] tells me he also attended the last Scoutmaster conference.

[Name] is the genuine article as far as I am concerned. He is an active parishioner and a choir member. He is one of the first to roll up his sleeves and volunteer his time for initiatives ranging from soup kitchens to Sunday school.

I am available to answer any questions you may have and to assist you in putting forward [Name] as an Eagle Scout contender.


Fr. [Name]
Parish Priest