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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:
    1. First Aid
    2. Citizenship in the Community
    3. Citizenship in the Nation
    4. Citizenship in the World
    5. Communications
    6. Personal Fitness
    7. Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving
    8. Environmental Science
    9. Personal Management
    10. Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling
    11. Camping, and
    12. Family Life
  4. While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility:
  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 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 in meeting this requirement.
  6. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
  7. Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.
A few notes about the Eagle Board of Review:
  • An Eagle can only have 1 Board of Review. All steps beyond an initial board of review fall under the appeals process.
  • The Scout may have no input into the selection of the board of review members
  • The Eagle Award must not be sold or given to any unit until after the certificate is received by the council service center. The Eagle Scout court of honor should not be scheduled until the local council receives the Eagle Scout rank credentials.
  • The Scout should be neat in his appearance and should be in a coat and tie or his uniform, which should be as correct as possible, with the badges worn properly.
  • The most current Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, must be used to meet this requirement.
  • Any funds raised for an Eagle Scout project that are not used for the purchase of project materials must be returned to the donor.

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* 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.

Note: All requirements must be completed before a candidate's 18th birthday. The Eagle Scout board of review can be held after the candidate's 18th birthday. For more information, see Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures, publication No. 33088D. Also see the note below.

If you have a permanent physical or mental disability, you may become an Eagle Scout by qualifying for as many required merit badges as you can and qualifying for alternative merit badges for the rest. If you seek to become an Eagle Scout under this procedure, you must submit a special application to your local council service center. Your application must be approved by your council advancement committee before you can work on alternative merit badges.

The Alternate requirements are also listed in more detail under Eagle Scout Rank - Alternate Requirements on page 18 of the 2003 Boy Scout Requirements book. (No. 33215F).


Boy Scout Troop Positions

  • Patrol leader,
  • assistant senior patrol leader,
  • senior patrol leader,
  • troop guide,
  • Order of the Arrow troop representative,
  • den chief,
  • scribe,
  • librarian,
  • historian,
  • quartermaster,
  • junior assistant Scoutmaster,
  • chaplain aide, or
  • instructor.

Varsity Scout Team Positions

  • Captain,
  • cocaptain,
  • program manager,
  • squad leader,
  • team secretary,
  • Order of the Arrow team representative,
  • librarian,
  • historian*
  • quartermaster,
  • chaplain aide,
  • instructor, or
  • den chief.

Venturing crew / Sea Scout Ship Positions

  • President,
  • vice president,
  • secretary,
  • treasurer,
  • boatswain,
  • boatswain's mate,
  • yeoman,
  • purser, or
  • storekeeper

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