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There is a total of 7 requirements for the Scout badge including the Scoutmaster's conference.

Requirement 1Edit

1.Be active in your unit (and patrol if you are in one) for at least four months as a First Class Scout.

Requirement 2Edit

2.Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.

Requirement 3Edit

3.Earn six merit badges, including any four from the following list:

1. First Aid

2. Camping

3. Citizenship in the Community

4. Citizenship in the Nation

5. Citizenship in the World

6. Communication

7. Cooking

8. Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving

9. Environmental Science OR Sustainability

10. Family Life

11. Personal Fitness

12. Personal Management

13. Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling

Requirement 4Edit

4.While a First Class Scout, take part in service project(s) totaling at least six hours of work. These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster

Requirement 5Edit

5.While a First Class Scout, serve actively in your unit for four months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the unit):

Boy Scout troop. Patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader, Venture patrol leader, troop guide, Order of the Arrow troop representative, den chief, scribe, librarian, historian, quartermaster, bugler, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, troop Webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.

Varsity Scout team. Captain, cocaptain, program manager, squad leader, team secretary, Order of the Arrow troop representative, librarian, historian, quartermaster, chaplain aide, instructor, den chief, team Webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.

Venturing crew/ship. President, vice president, secretary, treasurer, den chief, quartermaster, historian, guide, boatswain, boatswain’s mate, yeoman, purser, storekeeper, crew/ship Webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.

Requirement 6Edit

6.Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.

Requirement 7Edit

7.Complete your board of review