Limited Extensions Available to Earn Eagle Rank

Effective January 1, 2021, local councils will have the authority to grant limited extensions of time to complete Eagle, Quartermaster or Summit requirements. These extensions are available only to youth members who qualify under the three tests listed on BSA Form No. 512-077, available by clicking here.

Council advancement committees are advised that after Dec. 31, 2020, there is no plan to authorize COVID-19 extensions as has been allowed during 2020. It is possible, however, that as of January 1, 2021, COVID-19 could become a circumstance that warrants an extension if it qualifies under the three tests listed in BSA Form No. 512-077. Note that existing COVID-19 extensions granted between October 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, will expire three months after they were granted.

Procedure for Submitting Requests for Extension of Time to Earn Rank of Eagle

  1. The completed form “Request for Extension of Time to Earn the Eagle Scout Rank” (BSA Form No. 512-077) must be submitted to the council service center in Cedar Knolls in person, electronically, or by mail to the attention of the staff advisor for advancement.  All documents listed on No. Form 512-077 under Documentation to Attach must be included with the form.  All such documents must have date, printed name, contact info and signature.
  2. If submitted in person a receipt is given to the person delivering the request by a staff member at the front desk or in the Scout Shop.
  3. If submitted through the mail, the sender should mail to the attention of the Staff Advisor for Advancement at Patriots’ Path Council, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, N.J. 07927, with a request for a return receipt from the post office.
  4. If submitted by email, the sender should request a read receipt on the email.
  5. If submitted by fax, the sender must be sure to print out a report confirming receipt.