Eagle Scout Badge Eagle Scout
Rank Requirements



  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least six (6) months as a Life Scout.

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

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

    Camping Merit Badge
    Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge
    Citizenship in the Community
    Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge
    Citizenship in the Nation
    Citizenship in the World Merit Badge
    Citizenship in the World
    Communications Merit Badge
    Environmental Science Merit Badge
    Environmental Science
    Family Life Merit Badge
    Family Life
    First Aid Merit Badge
    First Aid
    Personal Fitness Merit Badge
    Personal Fitness
    Personal Management Merit Badge
    Personal Management
    Also... Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge
    or Lifesaving Merit Badge
    As well as... Cycling Merit Badge
    or Hiking Merit Badge
    or Swimming Merit Badge

  4. While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility:
    • Patrol Leader
    • Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
    • Senior Patrol Leader
    • Troop Guide
    • Den Chief
    • Scribe
    • Librarian
    • Historian
    • Quartermaster
    • Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
    • Chaplain Aide
    • Instructor

  5. 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.) The project must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your Scoutmaster and troop committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the "Life to Eagle Packet", BSA publication No. 18-927, in meeting this requirement.

  6. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.

  7. Successfully complete an Eagle Scout Board of review.