Thursday, October 22, 2009

Eagle Project Guidelines

The purpose of an Eagle Scout project is to permit the candidate to demonstrate his leadership, organizational ability and industry, and to provide a service to the community. We encourage Eagle Scout candidates to fully explore opportunities to serve in their own communities. If, however, a Scout cannot find a suitable project within his community and/or where a Scout has a desire to serve internationally, the following requirements may provide an acceptable avenue to accomplish his Eagle project. Eagle Scout projects may be facilitated at theLas Vegas Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Service Room for scouts living in or near the Las Vegas area. Please review the requirements carefully before beginning your project.

1. Each scout must take a tour of the Las Vegas Humanitarian Service Room to understand the purpose of humanitarian activities throughout the world. These tours are approximately 30 minutes and can be scheduled for a weekday or evening. Calls can be made Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to schedule a tour. The Las Vegas HSR is located at:

Humanitarian Service Room

LDS Welfare Services Complex

3750 W Craig Road

North Las Vegas, NV, 89032

Telephone 702-649-8191, Ext. 134

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays (other times by appointment only)

2. Each scout must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook and obtain signatures of his scout leader and the Humanitarian Service Room directors before having the project approved by the unit advancement representative and district advancement representative.

3. Each scout must follow precisely the requirements of the approved project. The scout is responsible for understanding and adhering to all of these requirements.

4. Each scout must deliver the completed items for his Eagle project in person to:

Humanitarian Service Room

LDS Welfare Services Complex

3750 W Craig Road

North Las Vegas, NV, 89032


PROJECT #1: HYGIENE KITS(See a sample at the Humanitarian Service Room)

1. Produce a minimum of 100 hygiene kits

2. Each kit must contain the following NEW items:

· 2 unbreakable combs (no sharp handles)

· 4 toothbrushes (packaged)

· 1 tube of toothpaste (6-8 oz., no pumps)

· 2 bars of soap (4-5 oz.)

· 2 hand towels (approx. 15” x 25”). Please, no dish towels or wash cloths. [Hand towels may also be sewn. To sew towels, use terry cloth to make 15-inch by 25-inch hand towels. Serge or zigzag edges securely to prevent fraying.]

3. All items in each kit are to be placed in a heavy-duty one-gallon sealable plastic bag. Place the hand towels in the bag first and then place the other items on the towel so that everything is visible through the bag. Air should then be removed from the bags.

PROJECT #2: SCHOOL KITS(See sample at the Humanitarian Service Room)

1. Produce a minimum of 50 school kits

2. Each kit must contain the following NEW items:

· 4 pencils (unsharpened)

· 1 box pre-sharpened or unsharpened assorted colored pencils,
(approx. 7” long, approx. 12 pencils/box)

· 1 pencil sharpener

· 1 rubber pencil eraser (approx. 1”x2”)

· 1 straight edge ruler – not to exceed 12”, including metric measurements

· 1 pair blunt-nosed scissors (metal blades)

· Glued or spiral bound notebooks or letter size pads, with lined sheets. Include enough notebooks/pads to total approximately 450 sheets (Please do not include more than 6 notebooks/pads). Sheet size 8-1/2”x 11”, 8”x 10-1/2”, 8-1/2”x 11-3/4” are acceptable.

3. All items in each kit are to be placed in a bag made of heavy fabric with a velcro closure and handles. (See page #4)

PROJECT #3: NEWBORN KITS (See a sample at the Humanitarian Service Room)

1. Produce a minimum of 40 newborn kits.

2. Each kit must contain:

· 1 receiving blanket (see receiving blanket guidelines on page #3)

· 4 flat fold (single thickness) cloth diapers, Birdseye cloth or diaper flannel, 100% cotton, approximately 25” x 27” (please DO NOT use pre-folded or disposable diapers)

· 4 diaper safety pins

· 2 regular-sized (approximately 5 oz.) bars of soap (Ivory or other non-allergenic brands)

· 1 newborn layette gown (see layette guidelines on page #3).Do not include footed sleepers.

· 1 pair of booties or baby socks

3. All items in each kit are to be placed in a heavy-duty two-gallon sealable bag. Air should be removed from the bags and the bags sealed.


SIZE: Between 36” x 36” and 45” x 45”

FABRIC: Cotton flannel of light-weight fleece


1. Cut two pieces of fabric the same size. With the right sides together, sew a ¼” seam around the edges.Leave a 6” opening. Turn inside out and press seams with an iron. You may also serge 2 pieces together, no turning needed.

2. Baste open edges and topstitch around the entire blanket for durability. Sew a 10” square in the center to keep the fabric from shifting.

(NOTE: A narrow crocheted edge or piping border is acceptable, but not required)


SIZE: Newborn to 6 months

FABRICS: Cotton knit

PATTERN: Available at the Humanitarian Service Room or online Please, no zippers, buttons, or strings.

(NOTE: See a sample at the Humanitarian Service Room)


Other projects may be suggested to the Las Vegas Humanitarian Service Room directors. These projects entail the production of items needed for humanitarian projects somewhere in the world.Each scout is responsible for clearly understanding and following all instructions relating to a specially approved project.



FABRIC: Heavy to middle weight, strong and non-shrink

NEEDLE: Size 14 or 18

VELCRO:Regular 3” x 1” –NO stick on

Cut ONE piece of fabric 14” x 36” and fold in half to 14” x 18”, right sides facing. Sew the two side seams, leaving the top (14” width) open.

PLEASE back-stitch all seam ends.

Cut TWO handles 24” x 3-1/2 “


Cut TWO pieces 14” x 18” and with rights sides facing, sew THREE sides, leaving opening on a 14” width.PLEASE back-stitch all seam ends.

ZIG ZAG all seams together.

Cut TWO handles 24” x 3-1/2”

IF YOU HAVE A SERGER: Serge all seams together and SERGE one24” side of the handle.

Serge around opening to stop fraying.

PLEASE sew a straight stitch line next to the serge line on the bags, as the serge stitches are inclined to pull apart.

HANDLE (not surged): Fold ½” on one side and 1-1/2” on opposite side. Fold ½” side to overlap the 1-1/2” fold. Sew down center


Fold 1” on un-serged side and overlap surged side. Sew down the full center of the strap.

Fold top of bag opening 1-1/2” and measure 3” from side seam. Pin end of handle.

Measure 3” from other end and pin the remaining end of the handle.

Pin Velcro between the handle (middle).


SEW around hem (including the handles and bottom of Velcro).

SECURE handles by stitching an “X” where indicated.

Complete by sewing all around the Velcro pieces.

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