Advancement

What do they mean by First Class - First Year?

New Scouts should earn their First Class rank during their first year in the troop. By doing so, these new Scouts become contributors to the troop. During the first year the Scout works on Scout, Tenderfoot, Second and First Class requirements at the same time. Then Star, Life and Eagle requirements.
You can use a form called First Class -- First Year Tracking sheet #34118 to keep track where you are on the Advancement Trail.

Boy Scout Handbook 2016

Scout Rank - No position of responsibility requirements
Requirements Sign off Page 439.

Tenderfoot Rank - No position of responsibility requirements
Requirements Sign off Page 440-441.

Second Class Rank - No position of responsibility requirements
Requirements Sign off Page 442-444.

First Class Rank - No position of responsibility requirements
Requirements Sign off Page 445-447.

Now being active and Troop leadership positions round out the requirements for Rank Advancement.

Assistant patrol leader is not an approved position of responsibility for rank advancement.

Bugler, while acceptable for the Star and Life ranks, is not an approved position of responsibility for the Eagle Scout rank.

Star Rank -- Active for 4 months and serve 4 months in a Troop leadership position as a 1st Class scout. (Or he may carry out a Scoutmaster-approved leadership project to help the troop.)
Requirements Sign off Page 448

Life Rank -- Active for 6 months and serve 6 months in a Troop leadership position as a Star Scout. (Or he may carry out a Scoutmaster-approved leadership project to help the troop.)
Requirements Sign off Page 449

Eagle Rank -- Active for 6 months and serve 4 months in a Troop leadership position as a Life Scout.
Requirements Sign off Page 450-451

Eagles show case

New Eagle Scout Project site from Boy's Life. a repository of Eagle project ideas that could be a great starting place for a Scout looking for ideas.

The Eagle Project Showcase offers more than 100 ideas and examples of real Eagle Scout projects completed by Scouts. Each project includes a photo and details on the challenges faced in the completion of that particular project.

Article on Bryan On Scouting

"Why I hire Eagle Scouts": An HR executive weigh in PDF
https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2020/04/23/why-i-hire-eagle-scouts-an-hr-executive-weighs-in/

BSAC Eagle links

BSA Age Guidelines for Tool Use and Work at Elevations or Excavations 680-028. pdf

BSAC Eagle Recomendation Letter_01-01-17.pdf

BSAC Eagle Scout Process Leader's Guide & FAQs_01-01-17.pdf

BSAC Eagle Scout Candidate Process Guide.pdf

BSAC Eagle Scout Service Project Process Guide.pdf

Eagle Rank Requirements Guidelines_01-01-17.pdf

The Paul Gillmor Family Eagle Scout Scholarship Application.pdf

Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award Application.pdf

National Eagle Scout Association (NESA).

Eagle Palms -- Active for 3 months and serve 3 months in a Troop leadership position as an Eagle Scout or after the award of your last Palm.
Requirements Sign off Page 452.