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Revision as of 07:53, August 31, 2007

Eagle Scout Rank Award. 1. The cloth badge is centered on the left pocket and is worn by youth Scouts only; 2. The Eagle medal is pinned on the upper flap of the left pocket and is worn by youth and adult members, but only for special occasions; 3. The Eagle Scout square knot is placed above the left pocket and is worn by adult Scouters only.
Eagle Scout Rank Award. 1. The cloth badge is centered on the left pocket and is worn by youth Scouts only; 2. The Eagle medal is pinned on the upper flap of the left pocket and is worn by youth and adult members, but only for special occasions; 3. The Eagle Scout square knot is placed above the left pocket and is worn by adult Scouters only.

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Rank requirements

1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 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:
a. First Aid
b. Citizenship in the Community
c. Citizenship in the Nation
d. Citizenship in the World
e. Communications
f. Personal Fitness
g. Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving*
h. Environmental Science
i. Personal Management
j. Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling*
k. Camping, and
l. Family Life
* You must choose only one merit badge listed in items g and j. If you have earned more than one of the badges listed in items g and j, choose one and list the remaining badges to make your total of 21.
4. While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 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(1),
quartermaster,
junior assistant Scoutmaster,
chaplain aide,
instructor or,
Venture patrol leader(2).

(1) Listed in the Boy Scout Requirements book but not on the Eagle Scout Rank Application.
(2) Listed on the Eagle Scout Rank Application but not in the Boy Scout Requirements book.

Varsity Scout team

Captain,
cocaptain,
program manager,
squad leader,
team secretary,
Order of the Arrow team representative,
librarian,
historian(3),
quartermaster,
chaplain aide,
instructor, or
den chief.

(3) Not listed in the Boy Scout Requirements book or on the Eagle Scout Rank Application.

Venturing crew / Sea Scout ship

President,
vice president,
secretary,
treasurer,
boatswain,
boatswain's mate,
yeoman,
purser, or
storekeeper.

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 idea 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 Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, 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.

Official notes (part of the rank requirements)

  • AGE REQUIREMENT ELIGIBILITY. Merit badges, badges of rank, and Eagle Palms may be earned by a registered Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer. He may earn these awards until his 18th birthday. Any Venturer who achieved the First Class rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or Varsity Scout in a team may continue working for the Star, Life, and Eagle Scout ranks and Eagle Palms while registered as a Venturer up to his 18th birthday. Scouts and Venturers who have completed all requirements prior to their 18th birthday may be reviewed within three months after that date with no explanation. Boards of review conducted between three and six months after the candidate's 18th birthday must be preapproved by the local council. A statement by an adult explaining the reason for the delay must be attached to the Eagle Scout Rank Application when it is submitted to the Eagle Scout Service. The Boy Scout Division at the national office must be contacted for procedures to follow if 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. See Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures, No. 33088 for details.

Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (No. 33215)

Notes

Famous Eagle Scouts include:

  • James Lovell (DIST), astronaut and captain of the Apollo 13 mission
  • Donald Rumsfeld (DIST), former Secretary of Defense
  • Stephen Spielberg (DIST), director
  • Neil Armstrong (DIST), astronaut and the first man to walk on the moon
  • Gerald Ford (DIST), 38th President of the USA
  • William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt (DIST), Danish Knight-Scout who is said to be the father of American Scouting.
  • Philo Farnsworth, inventor and patented the television
  • L. Ron Hubbard, writer of Dianetics and the founder of Scientology
  • Michael Moore, director, author, and comedian
  • Mitchell Paige (DIST), Marine Corps hero who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Guadalcanal
  • Ryan Stout, stand-up comedian
  • William H. Gates, Sr (DIST), retired attorney and philanthropist and is the father of Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.

Note: DIST means that the person is a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.

People Incorrectly Regarded as Eagle Scouts include:

  • Hank Aaron (Silver Buffalo Award recipient)
  • Harrison Ford (life scout)
  • Jimmy Stewart (second class)

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