NOTE: These requirements are in effect beginning January 1, 2016.

1. Be active in your troop for at least six months as a Life Scout.
   2. As a Life Scout, demonstrate Scout Spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have
       done your duty to God, how you have lived the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life, and how
       your understanding of the Scout Oath and Scout Law will guide your life in the future. List on your Eagle
       Scout Rank Application the names of individuals who know you personally and would be willing to
       provide a recommendation on your behalf, including parents/guardians, religious (if not affiliated with an
       organized religion, then the parent or guardian provides this reference), educational, employer (if
       employed), and two other references.
   3. Earn a total of 21 merit badges (10 more than required for the Life rank), including these 13 merit
       badges: (a) First Aid, (b) Citizenship in the Community, (c) Citizenship in the Nation, (d) Citizenship in
       the World, (e) Communication, (f) Cooking, (g) Personal Fitness, (h) Emergency Preparedness OR
       Lifesaving, (i) Environmental Science OR Sustainability, (j) Personal Management, (k) Swimming OR
       Hiking OR Cycling, (l) Camping, and (m) Family Life. You must choose only one of the merit badges
       listed in categories h, i, and k. Any additional merit badge(s) earned in those categories may be counted
       as one of your eight optional merit badges used to make your total of 21.

                                       Name of Merit Badge/Date Earned
   (Eagle-required) ____________________________________________
   (Eagle-required) ____________________________________________
   (Eagle-required) ____________________________________________
   (Eagle-required) ____________________________________________
   (Eagle-required) ____________________________________________
   (Eagle-required) ____________________________________________

   4. While a Life Scout, serve actively in your troop for six months in one or more of the following positions of
       responsibility: 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, instructor, webmaster, or outdoor ethics guide.
   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 must benefit an organization other than
       the Boy Scouts of America.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from
       the effort, your Scoutmaster and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. You must
       use the Eagle Scout 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 through
   6. While a Life Scout, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
   7. Successfully complete your board of review for the Eagle Scout rank. In preparation for your board of
       review, prepare and attach to your Eagle Scout Rank Application a statement of your ambitions and life
       purpose and a listing of positions held in your religious institution, school, camp, community, or other
       organizations, during which you demonstrated leadership skills. Include honors and awards received
       during this service. (This requirement may be met after age 18, in accordance with Guide to

Click here for Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook

Click here for Eagle Scout Application

Alternate Requirements: Eagle Scout Rank
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.

   1. The Eagle Scout rank may be achieved by a Boy Scout who has a physical or mental disability by
       qualifying for alternate merit badges. This does not apply to individual requirements for merit badges.
       Merit badges are awarded only when all requirements are met as stated.
   2. The physical or mental disability must be of a permanent rather than of a temporary nature.
   3. A clear and concise medical statement concerning the Scout's disabilities must be made by a physician
       licensed to practice medicine, or an evaluation statement must be certified by an educational
   4. The candidate must earn as many of the required merit badges as his ability permits before applying for
       an alternate Eagle Scout rank merit badge.
   5. The Application for Alternate Eagle Scout Award Merit Badges, No. 58-730, must be completed prior to
       qualifying for alternate merit badges.
   6. The alternate merit badges chosen must be of such a nature that they are as demanding of effort as the
       required merit badges.
   7. When alternates chosen involve physical activity, they must be approved by the physician.
   8. The unit leader and the board of review must explain that to attain the Eagle Scout rank, a candidate is
       expected to do his best in developing himself to the limit of his resources.
   9. The application must be approved by the council youth development committee, utilizing the expertise of
       professional persons involved in Scouting for people with disabilities.
  10. The candidate's application for Eagle must be made on the Eagle Scout Rank Application, with the
       Application for Alternate Eagle Scout Award Merit Badges attached.
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