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{{quote-source|If a Scout or a Venturer foresees that he will be unable to complete the requirements for the [[Eagle rank]] prior to his 18th birthday, he may file a petition in writing with the National Boy Scout Committee '''through the [[local council]]''' for special permission to continue to work toward the award after reaching age 18. The petition also may be filed by the unit leader or unit committee. The petition must show good and sufficient evidence and detail the extenuating circumstances that prevented the Scout from completing the requirements prior to his 18th birthday. '''Extenuating circumstances are defined as conditions or situations that are totally beyond the control of the Scout or Venturer.
{{quote-source|If a Scout or a Venturer foresees that he will be unable to complete the requirements for the [[Eagle rank]] prior to his 18th birthday, he may file a petition in writing with the National Boy Scout Committee '''through the [[local council]]''' for special permission to continue to work toward the award after reaching age 18. The petition also may be filed by the unit leader or unit committee. The petition must show good and sufficient evidence and detail the extenuating circumstances that prevented the Scout from completing the requirements prior to his 18th birthday. '''Extenuating circumstances are defined as conditions or situations that are totally beyond the control of the Scout or Venturer.
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If circumstances should also prevent a Scout or a Venturer from requesting the extension before he is 18, it is still permissible to ask for the extension, detailing the extenuating circumstances that prevented him from completing the requirements and from requesting the extension before age 18.|[[Bookshelf#Advancement_Policies|Advancement Policies #33088]], p. 25}}
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If circumstances should also prevent a Scout or a Venturer from requesting the extension before he is 18, it is still permissible to ask for the extension, detailing the extenuating circumstances that prevented him from completing the requirements and from requesting the extension before age 18.
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Extenuating circumstances are defined as conditions or situations that are totally beyond the control of the Scout or Venturer.|[[Advancement Policies]] #33088, p. 25}}
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==Notes==
==Notes==

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Boy Scout advancement policies cover Merit Badges, Summer Camp,
Scout Spirit, Active, Special Needs, Eagle Projects, Scoutmaster Conferences,
Boards of Review, Appeals, Courts of Honor, Time Extensions, and more.

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The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Guide To Advancement, 2011 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33088)
If a Scout or a Venturer foresees that he will be unable to complete the requirements for the Eagle rank prior to his 18th birthday, he may file a petition in writing with the National Boy Scout Committee through the local council for special permission to continue to work toward the award after reaching age 18. The petition also may be filed by the unit leader or unit committee. The petition must show good and sufficient evidence and detail the extenuating circumstances that prevented the Scout from completing the requirements prior to his 18th birthday. Extenuating circumstances are defined as conditions or situations that are totally beyond the control of the Scout or Venturer.

If circumstances should also prevent a Scout or a Venturer from requesting the extension before he is 18, it is still permissible to ask for the extension, detailing the extenuating circumstances that prevented him from completing the requirements and from requesting the extension before age 18.

Extenuating circumstances are defined as conditions or situations that are totally beyond the control of the Scout or Venturer.

Advancement Policies #33088, p. 25

Notes

  • Time extension are rarely given for more than 6 months.
  • Time Extensions are only given for Eagle Scout candidates.
  • If a Scout has Special Needs, there is no time limit.

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