Eagle Palms

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Eagle Palm requirement resources include the Eagle Palm Application 58-709 and Merit Badge Worksheets.
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Eagle Palms

Bronze, Gold,
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Introduction

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.

A Scout who has earned the following numbers of merit badges wears the number of palms indicated (assuming he has been active for the appropriate periods since earning his Eagle):

Merit badges earned Bronze Palms Gold Palms Silver Palms Adult Knot
21 Eagle, no Eagle Palms Image:Eagle.gif
26 one     Image:Eagle1.gif
31   one   Image:Eagle2.gif
36     one Image:Eagle3.gif
41 one   one Image:Eagle4.gif
46   one one Image:Eagle5.gif
51     two Image:Eagle6.gif
56 one   two  
61   one two  
66     three  
etc.


Eagle Palms requirements

These requirements become effective Aug 1, 2017.

After successfully completing your Eagle Scout board of review and being validated as an Eagle Scout by the National Service Center, you will be entitled to receive an Eagle Palm for each additional 5 merit badges you have completed before your Eagle Scout board of review. For these Palms only, it will not be necessary for you to complete any of the requirements stated below.

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

  1. Be active in the Boy Scouts of America for at least three months after becoming an Eagle Scout or after the last Palm was earned.[1]
  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. Continue to set a satisfactory example of accepting responsibility or demonstrating leadership ability.
  4. Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or last Palm.[2]
  5. While an Eagle Scout, participate in a Scoutmaster conference[3].

Footnotes

  1. Except for Palms awarded for groups of five merit badges beyond 21 which were earned before the Scout's Eagle Scout Board of Review, Eagle Palms must be earned in sequence, and the three-month tenure requirement must be observed for each Palm. I.e. you may only earn a Palm if you have been active in the BSA for at least the prior three months.
  2. Merit badges earned any time since becoming a Boy Scout may be used to meet this requirement.
  3. For Varsity Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace "Scoutmaster" with "Varsity Scout Coach". For Venturers working on Boy Scout requirements, replace "Scoutmaster" with "Crew Advisor". For Sea Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace "Scoutmaster" with "Skipper".


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #637685)

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