Trail to Eagle


If you are a Scout interested in this grant opportunity for your Eagle Scout service project, you must contact your local council service center. You may use the grant application form found here. if your council is not aware of the Year 2 Lowe's service project impact grants, you may suggest they visit the above website, or send a message to lowes.grant@scouting.org

Lowe's National Eagle Scout Project Impact Grant website: www.scouting.org/trailtoeagle

During 2012 more than 3,000 Scouts received $100 grants for their Eagle Scout service projects through the generosity of the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation. The Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce that the foundation has offered to continue its support with a similar number of grants beginning in July 2013.

Quick-Step Guide for Participation in Lowe's National Eagle Scout Project Impact Grants

1. Council recruits Lowe's project follow-up volunteer.
2. Scout executive or staff designee (or key volunteer under certain conditions) sends notification of participation to lowes.grant@scouting.org with the council name, the number of grants desired (up to 25), the Scout executive's or staff designee's name, and the name and email address of the follow-up volunteer.
3. Council and district advancement committees then identify Scout recipients for the grants. An application for local council use may be found here.
4. Follow-up volunteers will receive links to a web page where they may enter the names and postal addresses of Scouts as they are identified. As these are received at the national office, Scouts will be sent their gift cards.

This year, the Lowe's service project impact grants will take a different approach. Most importantly, the $100 Discover gift card grants will be mailed directly to Eagle Scout candidates. Local councils need only select the Scouts to receive cards and then, through a council-desgnated volunteer, follow up to see that participating Scouts submit their required reports. Local councils will not receive the cards and will have no responsibility to record or distribute them.

Each council may reserve as many as 25 gift cards by sending a message to lowes.grant@scouting.org, notifying the BSA Advancement Team of the council's intent to participate. This notification of participation must include the council name, Scout executive's or staff designee's name, the name and email address of one council-designated follow-up volunteer, and the number of Scout recipients the council is confident can be identified.

Upon receipt of a notification of participation that includes all of the information mentioned above, the Advancement Team will send a link to the council's designated follow-up volunteer that will allow electronic submission of the names and addresses of the Scouts who are to receive the gift cards. As the Scout recipients are submitted, the Advancement Team will send the gift cards directly to the Scouts.

We've done our best to anticipate your questions and to provide the answers. Please review "Your Questions Answered"; if you need more information, feel free to send a message to lowes.grant@scouting.org.

Our Thanks to Lowe's

The BSA thanks the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation for its generous support of Scouting across the country. Through this unique program, thousands of Life Scouts hard at work on their Eagle Scout service projects will grow through the experience of putting the grants to work for the benefit of their communities.

Important Links

Safety First

Your first concern during any project should always be safety. Wear appropriate safety gear—including safety glasses, masks, heavy gloves, and even ear protection—when needed. Learn how to use the right tools for the job. The Home Repairs merit badge pamphlet is a good resource.