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  1. Youth 16 years of age or older, but not yet 18, on February 1, 2019 who register as members of Scouts BSA on or before December 31, 2019, may request extensions to complete the Eagle Scout Award requirements after they turn 18 years of age.
  2. Requests for extensions must be received no later than thirty (30) days after turning 18 years of age. Extensions must be in writing by submitting the designated form to the National Service Center and the form must be received no later than January 7, 2020. Only the National Council may grant extensions. The actual extension will be based upon the individual’s registration date and age at the time of the request and will provide not more than twenty-four months from the date of initial registration to complete all requirements.
  3. In the interest of fairness, these temporary transition rules apply to all youth joining Scouts BSA during 2019–both girls and first-time joining boys.

The "designated form" has not yet been released as of 20 Nov 2018. This is quoted from https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/Implementation-Details-for-Scouts-BSA-FINAL.pdf

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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The advancement program for Scouts BSA is symbolized by the earning of seven 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, Life, and Eagle 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 troop[1] for at least four months as a First Class Scout.
  2. As a First Class Scout, 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. Earn six merit badges, including any four from the required list for Eagle. You may choose any of the 17 merit badges on the required list for Eagle to fulfill this requirement.
    Name of merit badgeDate Earned
    (Eagle required)                                                     
    (Eagle required)
    (Eagle required)
    (Eagle required)
     
     
  4. While a First Class Scout, participate in six hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster[1].
  5. While a First Class Scout, serve actively in your troop[1] for four months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster[1] approved leadership project to help the troop):
  6. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide and earn the Cyber Chip Award for your grade.[3]
  7. While a First Class Scout, participate in a Scoutmaster[1] conference.
  8. Successfully complete your board of review for the Star rank.[4]

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
    • 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. Assistant patrol leader is not an approved position of responsibility for the Star, Life, or Eagle rank.
  3. If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your Scoutmaster or Varsity Scout Coach in consultation with your parent or guardian.
  4. 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, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)

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Recognition

Star rank pin
Star rank pin
When a boy has earned the Scout rank or when a board of review has approved his advancement, the Scout deserves recognition as soon as possible. This should be done at a ceremony at the next unit meeting. His achievement may be recognized again later, during a formal court of honor.
Guide To Advancement § 4.2.1.4 The Scout Is Recognized.


The Scout may be awarded his rank patch or a rank pin.


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,
Cub Scout workbooks, and Nova Award 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
Venturing portal


External links

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