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BSA Eagle Scout Requirements

  1. Be active in your troop for at least 6 months after you have achieved the rank of Life Scout.
  2. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Law in your daily 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 Star Scout, serve actively in your unit for 6 months in one or more of the positions of responsibility listed in requirement 5 for Star Scout (or carry out a unit leader-assigned leadership project to help your unit).
  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 must. benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) The A project plan proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your Scoutmaster unit leader and troop unit committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA publication No. 512-927, in meeting this requirement. To learn more about the Eagle Scout service project, see the Guide to Advancement topics 9.0.2.0 through 9.0.2.15.)
  6. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
  7. 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.

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).

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