Rank Requirements

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  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

  1. While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility:

         patrol leader,

         assistant senior patrol leader,

         senior patrol leader,

         troop guide,

         den chief,




         OA troop representative,


         junior assistant Scoutmaster,

         chaplain aide, or


  1. 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. 18-927C, in meeting this requirement.
  2. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference. 
  3. Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.

* 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.