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Boy Scout Star rank requirement resources include the Star rank Worksheet, Adobe Acrobat PDF Merit Badge Workbooks,
and important Boy Scout topics including Active, Scout Spirit, Scoutmaster Conference, and Board of Review.

This page is about the Boy Scout Star rank.
For information about the
Service "Star", see Service Star.


Star rank

 
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First Class rank
Next:
Life rank

The advancement program for Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts is symbolized by the earning of seven badges, six of which are considered ranks. The program is often considered to be divided into two phases.

The second phase of Star, Life, and Eagle is designed to develop leadership skills and allow the Scout to explore potential vocations and avocations through the merit badge program. The Star and Life ranks require that the Scout serve in a position of responsibility and perform community service. All ranks (as well as Eagle Palms) require that the Scout participate in a Scoutmaster conference and pass a Board of Review.

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Star rank requirements

  1. Be active in your unit (and patrol if you are in one) for at least four months as a First Class Scout.
  2. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Earn six merit badges, including any four from the required list for Eagle.
    ___________________________________(required for Eagle)**
    ___________________________________(required for Eagle)**
    ___________________________________(required for Eagle)**
    ___________________________________(required for Eagle)**
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  4. While a First Class Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least six hours of work. These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster.
  5. While a First Class Scout, serve actively in your unit for four months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility*** (or carry out a unit leader-assigned leadership project to help your unit):
Boy Scout troop
Patrol Leader,
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader,
Senior Patrol Leader,
Venture Patrol Leader,
Troop Guide,
Order of the Arrow Troop Representative,
Den Chief,
Scribe,
Librarian,
Historian,
Quartermaster,
Bugler,
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster,
Chaplain Aide,
Instructor,
Troop Webmaster, or
Leave No Trace Trainer.
Varsity Scout team
Captain,
Cocaptain,
Program Manager,
Squad Leader,
Team Secretary,
Order of the Arrow Team Representative,
Librarian,
Historian,
Quartermaster,
Chaplain Aide,
Instructor,
Den Chief,
Team Webmaster, or
Leave No Trace Trainer.

Lone Scout
Leadership responsibility in his school,
religious organization, club,
or elsewhere in his community.
Venturing crew/ship
President,
Vice President,
Secretary,
Treasurer,
Quartermaster,
Historian,
Den Chief,
Guide,
Webmaster,
Leave No Trace Trainer,
Boatswain,
Boatswain's Mate,
Yeoman,
Purser, or
Storekeeper.
  1. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
  2. Successfully complete your board of review.****

* 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."
** A Scout may choose any of the 17 required merit badges in the 13 categories to fulfill requirement 3. See requirement 3 in the Eagle Scout rank requirements for a list of badges required for Eagle.
*** Assistant patrol leader is not an approved position of responsibility for the Star rank.
**** If the board of review does not approve the Scout’s advancement, the decision may be appealed in accordance with Guide to Advancement topic 8.0.4.0.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2015 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 620714)

The text of these requirements is locked and can only be edited
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Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Star rank is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Star rank requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
2010 Star Badge.
2010 Star Badge.

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!)
3: Merit Badge Worksheets and Resources
4: Service Projects
5: What does active in a Position of Responsibility mean? - Note: Assistant Patrol Leader is not one of the 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?

See also

Boy Scout portal
Varsity Scout portal
Venturing portal


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