Star Boy Scout Rank Requirements

The Star Boy Scout rank is the fourth rank a Boy Scout can earn. It is earned after First Class. With Star, the focus shifts from scout skills to leadership, service, and merit badges.

Young men who reached the rank of First Class as a Boy Scout can attain the rank of Star as a Venturer using the same requirements as those listed below. Here is what BSA says:

Any male Venturer who has achieved the First Class rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or Varsity Scout in a team may continue advancement toward the Star, Life, and Eagle Scout ranks up to his 18th birthday. He must meet the requirements as prescribed in the official Boy Scout Handbook and the current Boy Scout Requirements book. The Venturer may fulfill leadership requirements by serving as president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, quartermaster, historian, den chief, or guide of his crew, or as boatswain, boatswain’s mate, yeoman, purser, or storekeeper for his ship.

The Scoutmaster conference will be conducted by the Advisor or Skipper. As the Venturer meets requirements for the Star and Life ranks, a board of review will be conducted by the crew or ship committee. The Eagle board of review should follow the procedures established by the local council.

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Requirements for the Star Rank for Boy Scouts

  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 4 months as a First Class Scout.
  2. Demonstrate scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Earn 6 merit badges, including 4 from the required list for Eagle.
    1. ___________________________________(required for Eagle)
    2. ___________________________________(required for Eagle)
    3. ___________________________________(required for Eagle)
    4. ___________________________________(required for Eagle)
    5. ____________________________________________________
    6. ____________________________________________________
  4. While a First Class Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least 6 hours of work. These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster.
  5. While a First Class Scout, serve actively 4 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the troop):
    • Boy Scout Troop:
      • Patrol leader
      • Assistant senior patrol leader
      • Senior patrol leader
      • Venture patrol leader
      • Troop guide
      • Order of the Arrow troop representative
      • Den chief
      • Scribe
      • Librarian
      • Historian
      • Quartermaster
      • Bugler
      • Junior assistant Scoutmaster
      • Chaplain aide
      • Instructor
      • Troop Webmaster
      • Leave No Trace trainer
    • Varsity Scout team.
      • Captain
      • Cocaptain
      • Program manager
      • Squad leader
      • Team secretary
      • Order of the Arrow team representative
      • Librarian
      • Historian
      • Quartermaster
      • Chaplain aide
      • Instructor
      • Den chief
      • Team Webmaster
      • Leave No Trace trainer
    • Venturing crew / Sea Scout ship.
      • President
      • Vice president
      • Secretary
      • Treasurer
      • Den chief
      • Quartermaster
      • Historian
      • Guide
      • Boatswain
      • Boatswain's mate
      • Yeoman
      • Purser
      • Storekeeper
      • Crew/ship Webmaster
      • Leave No Trace trainer
  6. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference
  7. Complete your board of review.
Get a printable checkoff list of these requirements for use with your patrol.

One Response to Star Boy Scout Rank Requirements

  1. Eban Wagner March 29, 2013 at 1:47 PM #

    I wish Ihad done that when I was a scout

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