Eagle Scout Requirements

(From the Boy Scout Handbook)

___ 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:

___ 4. While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in one or more of the following troop positions of responsibility: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Chaplain Aide, Den Chief, Instructor, Junior Assistant Scoutmaster, Librarian, Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Scribe, Senior Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Historian, Venture Crew Chief, or Varsity Team Captain.

___ 5. 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 idea must be approved by your Scoutmaster and Troop Committee, and approved by the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, No. 18-927, in meeting this requirement.

___ 6. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.

___ 7. Complete your Board of Review.


The focus of the lower ranks of Scouting is on learning individual skills and how to apply them. As a Life Scout, boys should be giving more leadership and direction than they receive. Life Scouts are looked to by other Scouts, and by the Troop Committee, to set an example for others, to provide leadership, to share the responsibilities of the troop, and to demonstrate "Scout Spirit."