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{{shortcut|[[Palm]]}}<center><big>[[Eagle Palm]] requirement resources include the [[Media:Eagle Palm Application 58-709.pdf|Eagle Palm Application]] and [[Merit Badge Worksheets]].<br>Important [[Boy Scout]] topics include [[Active]], [[Scout Spirit]], [[Scoutmaster Conference]], and [[Board of Review]].<br>The [[Media:Eagle Palm Plan.doc|Eagle Palm Plan Worksheet]] can help you chart your course through all 20 Eagle Palms and 121 [[Merit Badges]].</big></center><br>
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{{shortcut|[[Palm]]}}<center><big>[[Eagle Palm]] requirement resources include the [[Media:Eagle Palm Application 58-709.pdf|Eagle Palm Application]], the [[Media:Eagle_Palm_workbook.pdf|Eagle Palm workbook]], and [[Merit Badge Worksheets]].<br>Important [[Boy Scout]] topics include [[Active]], [[Scout Spirit]], [[Scoutmaster Conference]], and [[Board of Review]].</big></center><br>
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==Eagle Scout is not the end but a beginning==
==Eagle Scout is not the end but a beginning==
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[[Boy Scouts of America Historical Highlights|First awarded in 1927]], [[Eagle Palms]] are not a rank but an award. The requirements include earning 5 additional [[Merit Badges]] after earning the [[Eagle Scout Rank]] or last Eagle Palm, tenure, and leadership.
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[[Boy Scouts of America Historical Highlights|First awarded in 1927]], [[Eagle Palms]] are not a rank but an award. The requirements include earning 5 additional [[Merit Badges]] after earning the [[Eagle Scout rank]] or last Eagle Palm, tenure, and leadership.
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The [[Eagle Scout Rank]] requires that you earn 21 of the 121 [[Merit Badges]]. After earning the Eagle Scout Rank, you can continue to earn Merit badges and Eagle Palms until your 18th birthday. Currently the maximum number of Eagle Palms you can earn is 20, worn as six silver palms and one gold palm. You would need at least 3 months for each palm for a total of 60 months, or five years after earning Eagle. To earn all 20 palms you would need to earn Eagle by your 13th birthday.
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The [[Eagle Scout rank]] requires that you earn 21 of the 136 current [[Merit Badges]]. After earning the Eagle Scout rank, you can continue to earn Merit badges and Eagle Palms until your 18th birthday. Currently the maximum number of Eagle Palms you can earn is 23, worn as seven silver palms and one gold palm. You would need at least 3 months for each palm for a total of 69 months, or five years and 9 months after earning Eagle. To earn all 23 palms you would need to earn Eagle no later than 3 months after your 12th birthday.
==Merit Badges for Eagle Palms==
==Merit Badges for Eagle Palms==
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=== Palm Tracker ===
 
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[[:image:Palm Tracker 1.2.xls|Palm Tracker 1.2.xls]] is an Excel spreadsheet (available [[:image:Palm Tracker 1.2.xls|here]]).
 
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*Calculates Max possible Palms given birthdate and Eagle Board of Review
 
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*Takes input for merit badges as you earn them
 
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*Gives you a plan of action, whet you need to do for next palm
 
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*Constantly updates and uses current date to update info
 
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*Shows the adult square knot that goes with your current palms
 
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*Tracks up to 12 palms
 
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*Some troops consider the summer not to be "active time", if so the program can take this into consideration
 
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*Fully savable so you can enter your data and update as needed with MB's ect.
 
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*Written by a Scout who wanted to know exactly what was needed and when they could earn their next palm
 
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=== Eagle Palm Plan ===
=== Eagle Palm Plan ===
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With careful planning, a Scout can earn a dozen or more Eagle Palms. The optional [[Media:Eagle Palm Plan.doc|Eagle Palm Plan Worksheet]] can help you chart your course through all 20 Eagle Palms and 121 [[Merit Badges]]. See the chart below for the sequence of palms, how they are worn, and the minimum tenure requirements:
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With careful planning, a Scout can earn a dozen or more Eagle Palms. See the chart below for the sequence of palms and how they are worn:
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* [[Media:Eagle Palm Application 58-709.pdf|Eagle Palm Application 58-709]] - The BSA form to use when applying for Eagle Palms.
* [[Media:Eagle Palm Application 58-709.pdf|Eagle Palm Application 58-709]] - The BSA form to use when applying for Eagle Palms.
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* [[Media:Eagle Palm Plan.doc|Eagle Palm Plan Worksheet]] - Can help you chart your course through all 20 Eagle Palms.
 
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Current revision

On 01 Jan 2016, new requirements will go into effect. Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and adult Scouters associated with those groups should continue to use the current requirements until that time. After that point, transition will be according to the following schedule (all posted requirements and rules may be revised until Jan):
  1. Boys joining on or after  Jan. 1, 2016  MUST use the new requirements.
  2. Boys who have joined prior to Jan. 1, 2016:
    • Who are working on the Scout badge MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon completion of the Scout rank (it will be a true rank at that point).
    • Who are working on Tenderfoot through First Class MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon attaining First Class.
    • Who have completed First Class MAY complete the rank they are currently working on in the existing requirements, but then MUST convert to the new requirements for subsequent ranks.
  3. As of 01 Jan 2017, all Scouts MUST use the new requirements regardless of rank.
Shortcut:
Palm
Eagle Palm requirement resources include the Eagle Palm Application, the Eagle Palm workbook, and Merit Badge Worksheets.
Important Boy Scout topics include Active, Scout Spirit, Scoutmaster Conference, and Board of Review.

Eagle Palms

Bronze, Gold,
and Silver Palms
 
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Contents

Eagle Scout is not the end but a beginning

First awarded in 1927, Eagle Palms are not a rank but an award. The requirements include earning 5 additional Merit Badges after earning the Eagle Scout rank or last Eagle Palm, tenure, and leadership.

The Eagle Scout rank requires that you earn 21 of the 136 current Merit Badges. After earning the Eagle Scout rank, you can continue to earn Merit badges and Eagle Palms until your 18th birthday. Currently the maximum number of Eagle Palms you can earn is 23, worn as seven silver palms and one gold palm. You would need at least 3 months for each palm for a total of 69 months, or five years and 9 months after earning Eagle. To earn all 23 palms you would need to earn Eagle no later than 3 months after your 12th birthday.

Merit Badges for Eagle Palms

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Merit Badges for Eagle Palms
Any merit badges beyond those used to earn the Eagle Scout Award, and earned before or after a Boy Scout earns the Eagle Scout Award, may be applied toward requirement 4 for Eagle Palms.
Advancement Policies #33088, p. 12


Eagle Palms requirements

2015 requirements

After becoming an Eagle Scout, you may earn Palms by completing the following requirements:

  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least three months after becoming an Eagle Scout or after award of last Palm.**
  2. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Make a satisfactory effort to develop and demonstrate leadership ability.
  4. Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or last Palm.***
  5. Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
  6. Successfully complete a board of review.

You may wear only the proper combination of Palms for the number of merit badges you earned beyond the rank of Eagle. The Bronze Palm represents five merit badges, the Gold Palm 10, and the Silver Palm 15.

*For Varsity Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace "troop" with "team" and "Scoutmaster" with "Varsity Scout Coach." For Venturers working on Boy Scout requirements, replace "troop" with "crew" and "Scoutmaster" with "Crew Advisor." For Sea Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace "troop" with "ship" and "Scoutmaster" with "Skipper."

** Eagle Palms must be earned in sequence, and the three-month tenure requirement must be observed for each Palm.

*** Merit Badges earned any time since becoming a Boy Scout may be used to meet this requirement.

2016 requirements

After becoming an Eagle Scout, you may earn Palms by completing the following requirements:

  1. Be active in your troop[1] and patrol for at least three months after becoming an Eagle Scout or after award of last Palm.[2]
  2. Since earning the Eagle Scout rank or your last Eagle Palm, demonstrate Scout Spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Make a satisfactory effort to develop and demonstrate leadership ability.
  4. Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or last Palm.[3]
  5. While an Eagle Scout, or since your last Eagle Palm, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.[1]
  6. Successfully complete your board of review for the Eagle Palm.

You may wear only the proper combination of Palms for the number of merit badges you earned beyond the rank of Eagle. The Bronze Palm represents five merit badges, the Gold Palm 10, and the Silver Palm 15.

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1
    • For Varsity Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace “troop” with “team” and “Scoutmaster” with “Varsity Scout Coach.”
    • For Venturers working on Boy Scout requirements, replace “troop” with “crew” and “Scoutmaster” with “Crew Advisor.”
    • For Sea Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace “troop” with “ship” and “Scoutmaster” with “Skipper.”
  2. Eagle Palms must be earned in sequence, and the three-month tenure requirement must be observed for each Palm.
  3. Merit badges earned any time since becoming a Boy Scout may be used to meet this requirement.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2016 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #621535)

The text of these requirements may be locked. In that case, they can only be edited
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Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.

Requirement resources

1: What does Active really mean? (it's not what you think!)
2: What does Scout Spirit really mean? (It's not what you do in your troop!)
4: Merit Badge Worksheets
4: Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project (with the Eagle Scout Project Checklist)
5: Scoutmaster Conference - Explains that you don't "pass" a Scoutmaster Conference and how to appeal.
6: Board of Review - What can they ask? How long can it be? Is the uniform really required? How do you appeal?


Eagle Palm Plan

With careful planning, a Scout can earn a dozen or more Eagle Palms. See the chart below for the sequence of palms and how they are worn:

Merit Badges Bronze Palms Gold Palms Silver Palms Adult Knot
21 Eagle Image:Eagle.gif
26 1     Image:Eagle1.gif
31   1   Image:Eagle2.gif
36     1 Image:Eagle3.gif
41 1   1 Image:Eagle4.gif
46   1 1 Image:Eagle5.gif
51     2 Image:Eagle6.gif
56 1   2  
61   1 2  
66     3  
71 1   3  
76   1 3  
81     4  
86 1   4  
91   1 4  
96     5  
101 1   5  
106   1 5  
111     6  
116 1   6  
121   1 6  
126     7  
131 1   7  
136   1 7  

See also


Advancement Policies
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Rules and Regulations First Class-First Year Eagle Scout Project
 What is Scout Spirit?  Scoutmaster Conferences Lifesaving Awards
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