Eagle Scout rank
plus key Boy Scout topics including Active, Scout Spirit, Scoutmaster Conference, and Board of Review.
Also see the 12 Steps From Life to Eagle.
|The Eagle Scout Rank Application must be used.|
|The Eagle Scout rank requirements were revised effective January 1, 2008.|
|Eagle Scout Rank|
The Eagle Scout Rank is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scout program of the Boy Scouts of America. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout Rank has been earned by more than 1.7 million young men. The title of "Eagle Scout" is held for life, thus giving rise to the phrase "Once an Eagle, always an Eagle".
Requirements include earning a number of merit badges and demonstrating Scout spirit, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout. Additional recognition can be earned through Eagle Palms, awarded for completing additional tenure, leadership, and merit badge requirements.
Eagle Scout rank requirements
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 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. 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 to the application a statement explaining the delay. Consult the Guide To Advancement 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, or a disability expected to last more than two years, or beyond age 18, 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 Guide To Advancement.
The Eagle Scout Rank Application must be used.
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!)
3: Merit Badge Worksheets and Resources
4: Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project (with the Eagle Scout Project Checklist)
5: What does active in a Position of Responsibility mean? - Note: Assistant Patrol Leader is not a Positions of Responsibility.
6: Scoutmaster Conference - Explains that you don't "pass" a Scoutmaster Conference and how to appeal.
7: Board of Review - What can they ask? How long can it be? Is the uniform really required? How do you appeal?
- Court of Honor
- 12 Steps From Life to Eagle
- Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project (with the Eagle Scout Project Checklist)
- Summer Camp can be key to earning Eagle.
- Merit Badge Days can offer merit badges not normally available.
- Eagle Plan Worksheet - an interactive DOC file to help you plan your course through Star and Life and on to Eagle.
- Mike Offers a Potential Eagle Scout His Eagle Perspective Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs is an Eagle Scout and wrote this great letter on what it means to earn Eagle Scout.
- Highest awards in other BSA programs include the
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|Boy Scout portal|
|Varsity Scout portal|
Official BSA links
- Eagle Scout Rank Application - must be used.
- Eagle Scout Fact Sheet
- National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) — official BSA web site
- U.S. Army Certificate of Recognition for Eagle Scouts
- Application For Alternate Eagle Scout Rank Merit Badges Instructions
- Evolution of the Eagle Scout Award - from Scouting Magazine.
- EagleScout.org — "Providing tools and information for Scouts on the journey toward Eagle rank and the faithful Scouters supporting them!"
- Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Planning Guide
- Service and Eagle Scout Projects
- All BSA Eagle Scout Requirements since 1911