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Significance



The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting but also as he enters higher education, business, and community service. Not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank; only about 7 percent of all Boy Scouts do so. Becoming an Eagle Scout isn’t the sole purpose of scouting, but it doesn’t change the fact that attaining the rank of Eagle Scout is a major accomplishment.


Progression


To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement rank in Scouting, a Boy Scout must advance through the ranks-

Scout

Tenderfoot

Second Class

First Class

Star

Life

and finally... Eagle

To advance, a Boy Scout must pass specific tests that are organized by requirements and merit badges.

Requirements (Updated January, 2016)



1. Be active in your troop, team, crew, or ship for a period of at least six months after you have achieved the rank of Life Scout.

2. Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your daily life. List on your Eagle Scout Rank Application the names of individuals who know you personally and would be willing to provide a recommendation on your behalf, including parents/guardians, religious, educational, and employer references.

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) Communication, (f) Cooking, (g) Personal Fitness, (h) Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving, (i) Environmental Science OR Sustainability, (j) Personal Management, (k) Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling, (l) Camping, and (m) Family Life.**
4.While a Life Scout, serve actively in your unit for a period of six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility. List only those positions served after your Life board of review date. ***
  • 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, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, 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, webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.
  • Venturing crew/ship. President, vice president, secretary, treasurer, quartermaster, historian, den chief, guide, boatswain, boatswain's mate, yeoman, purser, storekeeper, webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.
  • Lone Scout. Leadership responsibility in his school, religious organization, club, or elsewhere in his community.
  • 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 must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, BSA publication No. 512-927, in meeting this requirement.
5. Take part in a unit leader conference.

6. Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.† In preparation for your board of review, prepare and attach to your Eagle Scout Rank Application a statement of your ambitions and life purpose and a listing of positions held in your religious institution, school, camp, community, or other organizations, during which you demonstrated leadership skills. Include honors and awards received during this service. (This requirement may be met after age 18; see below.)




NOTE: Assistant patrol leader and bugler are not approved positions of responsibility for the Eagle Scout rank. Likewise, a unit leader–assigned leadership project should not be used in lieu of serving in a position of responsibility.

AGE REQUIREMENT ELIGIBILITY:

*Merit badges, badges of rank, and Eagle Palms may be earned by a registered Boy Scout. He may earn these awards until his 18th birthday.

*An Eagle Scout board of review may occur, without special approval, within three months after the 18th birthday. Local councils must pre-approve 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.


Boy Scouts With Disabilities


Boy Scouts with disabilities may qualify for the Eagle Scout rank. Each Scout must earn as many of the required merit badges as he can. He then submits an application for alternate merit badges. His BSA local council determines the alternate merit badges for him to earn.

Important Eagle Forms










Attached below are important forms needed for the Eagle rank. Also attached are some documents that will aid you in the process of advancing. 
Attachments
Icon File Name Comment  
COMPLETED EAGLE SCOUT APPLICATION & BINDER CHECKLIST.pdf  
Eagle Binder Contents.doc  
Eagle Project Workbooks.pdf  
Eagle Rank Workbook.pdf  
Eagle Scout Rank Application.pdf  
How to make an Eagle binder.doc  
How to make an Eagle binder.pdf