- Be active in your troop and
patrol for at least 6 months as a Life Scout.
- Demonstrate Scout spirit by
living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
- Earn a total of 21 merit
badges (10 more than you already have), including the following:
in the Community
in the Nation
in the World
Preparedness OR Lifesaving *
Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling *
- While a Life Scout, serve
actively for a period of 6 months in one or more of the following
positions of responsibility:
assistant senior patrol leader,
senior patrol leader,
OA troop representative,
junior assistant Scoutmaster,
chaplain aide, or
- 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
- Take part in a Scoutmaster
- 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.