Eagle Rank Requirements
- As a Life Scout, Demonstrate Scout Spirit by living the Scout Oath and law. Tell how you have done your Duty to God, how you live the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life and how your understanding of the Scout Oath and Law will guide your life in the future. List on your Eagle Scout Rank Application the names of individuals who know you personally and would be willing to provide a recommendation on your behalf. Includes: Parents, Gaurdians, Religious (if not Affiliated with an organized religion, then the parent/guardian provides this reference), educational, (if employed) and two other references.
- Earn a total of 21 merit badges (10 more than you already have), including the following:
You must choose only one merit badge listed in items H I and K. Any Additional merit badges earned in those categories may be counted toward your eight optional merit badges used to make your total of 21.
- 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 Outdoor Ethics Guide
- 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 Outdoor Ethic Guide
- Venturing crew/ship. President, vice president, secretary, treasurer, boatswain, boatswain’s mate, yeoman, purser, or storekeeper or Webmaster
- 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 plan must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your Scoutmaster and troop committee, and the council or district before you start..
- Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
- Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.
All Merit Badges above are linked to the current requirements of the BSA
AGE REQUIREMENT ELIGIBILITY
Merit badges, badges of rank, and Eagle Palms may be earned by a registered Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or qualified Venturer or Sea Scout. He may earn these awards until his 18th birthday. Any Venturer or Sea Scout who has achieved the First Class rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or Varsity Scout in a team may continue working up to his 18th birthday toward the Star, Life, and Eagle Scout ranks and Eagle Palms. An Eagle Scout board of review may occur, without special approval, within three months after the 18th birthday. An Eagle Scout board of review may occur, without special approval, within three months after the 18th birthday. Local councils must preapprove those held three to six months afterward. To initiate approval, the candidate, his parent or guardian, the unit leader, or a unit committee member attaches a statement explaining the circumstances of the delay. Topic 126.96.36.199, in the case where a board of review is to be conducted more than six months after a candidate’s 18th birthday.
If you have a permanent physical or mental disability, you may become an Eagle Scout by qualifying for as many required merit badges as you can and qualifying for alternative merit badges for the rest. If you seek to become an Eagle Scout under this procedure, you must submit a special application to your local council service center. Your application must be approved by your council advancement committee before you can work on alternative merit badges.
A Scout or Venturer with a disability may work toward rank advancement after he is 18 years of age if he meets the guidelines outlined in the Advancement and Recognition Policies and Procedures.
The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) provides a number of online resources to assist Scouts in earning the Eagle rank — including an electronic version of the Eagle Scout Rank Application and the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook — via their Web site at www.nesa
2016 Boy Scout Rank Requirements