Eagle Congratulatory Letter
Lincoln Heritage Council receives numerous requests for Eagle congratulatory letters each year. Due to the size of our Council and number of Eagle Scouts we are unable to fufill these requests and require the unit or individuals to request these letters from the party in which they would like to receive a letter.
When to request Eagle Scout letter
The basic rule is ASAP. After a Scout completes his Board of Review, he typically has a few weeks up to months until his Eagle Court of Honor. This is the window of time you want to use to collect these letters.
Whom to ask for letters
City and county officials: your mayor, city council officials, school board president, or superintendent
State officials: governor and your area's legislators
Business leaders:CEO's and executives at major corporations based in your city
U.S. officials: the President, cabinet members, senators, representatives, military leaders, and department heads
Past Presidents or elected officials no longer in office
Prominent national people: astronauts, athletes, filmakers, and famous Eagle Scouts
Anyone who means something to your Eagle Scout
Where to find addresses
Click here for a link to an excellent resource from the U.S. Scouting Service Project.
For addresses not listed here, find the appropriate website and look for the "Contact Us" link- usually at the very top or bottom of the page.
Some entities, such as, NASA or the U.S. Army, allow you to submit requests online.
What to include
The U.S. Scouting Service Project recommends including the Scout's full name, Troop number, Council, and a short description of his Eagle Scout service project.
Including a self-addressed stamped envelope makes it easier to get a response.