For the eagle I used a knife, thin scrubber (to get all of the gunk out once carved in the small areas), and a few other tools.
For the fleur de lise surrounding the eagle I used a special bit on my dremel to slowly grind away the pumpkin.
The shield on the eagle is a separate piece, as you can see.
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_Scouting_(Boy_Scouts_of_America) BSA info]
Fleur-de-lis: symbolizes a compass needle. The needle points the Scout in the right direction, which is onward and upward.
Two stars: The stars symbolize truth and knowledge
Eagle with an American shield: the eagle and shield symbolize freedom and readiness to defend it.
I hope you enjoyed this slideshow, feel free to rate, comment, and ask any questions about my carving!