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Eagle Scout edit

There is a total of 7 requirements for Eagle Scout.

Requirement 1 edit

Be active in your troop, team, crew, or ship for a period of at least six months after you have achieved the rank of Life Scout.

Requirement 2 edit

Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life. List the names of individuals who know you personally and would be willing to provide a recommendation on your behalf, including parents/guardians, religious, educational, and employer references.

Requirement 3 edit

Earn a total of 21 merit badges (10 more than you already have), including the following:

  • a. First Aid
  • b. Citizenship in the Community
  • c. Citizenship in the Nation
  • d. Citizenship in the World
  • e. Communications
  • f. Personal Fitness
  • g. Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving
  • h. Environmental Science
  • i. Personal Management
  • j. Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling
  • k. Camping
  • l. Family Life

You must choose only one merit badge listed in items g and j. If you have earned more than one of the badges listed in items g and j, choose one and list the remaining badges to make your total of 21.

Requirement 4 edit

While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility:

  • Boy Scout troop. Patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader, troop guide, Order of the Arrow troop representative, den chief, scribe, librarian, historian, quartermaster, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, Webmaster, or Leave No Trace Trainer.
  • Varsity Scout team. Captain, cocaptain, program manager, squad leader, team secretary, Order of the Arrow team representative, librarian, quartermaster, chaplain aide, instructor, den chief, Webmaster, or Leave No Trace Trainer.
  • Venturing crew/ship. President, vice president, secretary, treasurer, boatswain, boatswain's mate, yeoman, purser, storekeeper, Webmaster, or Leave No Trace Trainer.

Requirement 5 edit

While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project should benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefitting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, BSA publication No. 512-927, in meeting this requirement.

Requirement 6 edit

Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.

Requirement 7 edit

Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.