Requirements for Eagle Scout rank from September 1, 1996 to January
- Be active in your troop or 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:
- First Aid
- Citizenship in the
- Citizenship in the Nation
- Citizenship in the World
- Emergency Preparedness OR
- Environmental Science
- Personal Management
- Personal Fitness OR
Swimming OR Sports*
- Camping, and
- Family Life.
- While a Life Scout, serve actively for
6 months in
one or more of the following troop positions of
assistant senior patrol leader,
junior assistant Scoutmaster,
senior patrol leader,
Venture crew chief, or
Varsity team captain.
- While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and
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.
- Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
* 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: 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
alternate merit badges for the rest. If you seek to
become and Eagle under this procedure, you must submit
a special application to your council service center.
Your application must be approved by your council
committee on advancement BEFORE YOU CAN WORK ON
ALTERNATIVE MERIT BADGES.
(See Article entitled "Alternative Merit Badges for
the Eagle Scout Rank" posted on this system.)