Badge for Life Boy Scout Rank

Life Rank Requirements for Boy Scouts

Life is the fifth rank a Boy Scout can earn. It is earned after Star. A Scout working on the rank of Life continues to develop leadership, participates in service projects, and earns merit badges. He must also share his skills by using the EDGE method to teach another Scout.

Requirements for the Life Rank for Boy Scouts

  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 6 months as a Star Scout.
  2. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3.  Earn 5 more merit badges (so that you have 11 in all), including any 3 more from the required list for Eagle.
    1. ___________________________________(required for Eagle)
    2. ___________________________________(required for Eagle)
    3. ___________________________________(required for Eagle)
    4. ____________________________________________________
    5. ____________________________________________________
  4. While a Star Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least 6 hours of work. These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster.
  5. While a Star Scout, serve actively for six months in one or more of the troop positions of responsibility listed in requirement 5 for Star Scout (or carry out a Scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the troop).
  6. While a Star Scout, use the EDGE method to teach a younger Scout the skills from ONE of the following six choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his unit leader's satisfaction.
    1. Second Class - 7a and 7c (first aid)
    2. Second Class - 1a (outdoor skills)
    3. Second Class - 3c, 3d, 3e, and 3f (cooking/camping)
    4. First Class - 8a, 8b, 8c, and 8d (first aid)
    5. First Class - 1, 7a, and 7b (outdoor skills)
    6. First Class - 4a, 4b, and 4d (cooking/camping)
  7. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference
  8. Complete your board of review.
Get a printable checkoff list of these requirements for use with your patrol.

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