Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Scouts BSA. Eagle is earned after the rank of Life. ”Once an Eagle, always an Eagle”. A young woman or man who finishes his or her Scouting career at 18 years of age as a Life Scout will say “I WAS a Life Scout.” But a young woman or man who attains the rank of Eagle Scout can proudly declare “I AM an Eagle Scout” even after he or she reaches the age of 18.
Find helps for specific Eagle Scout requirements below.
Eagle Court of Honor
Your son or daughter has earned the rank of Eagle and you’d like to help plan a meaningful Court of Honor. If you have not attended many of these events, this can be a challenge. Where do you start? This book will point you in the right direction.
Get the The Eagle Court of Honor Book
Maybe your troop has a way it has always been done, but your new Eagle Scout would like to do something different. Perhaps you are looking for ideas to discover what direction your son or daughter envisions for this ceremony. This book by Mark Ray is full of resources and tips for planning this special event. It has been newly updated in 2019 for Scouts BSA.
Help with Answers for Eagle Scout Rank Requirements
Find specific helps for some of the Eagle Scout rank requirements listed below. Some of these resources will just give the answers. Others will link to useful resources.
Requirement 1: Activity
What Is Active Participation?
According to the Guide to Advancement, a Scout must be
- In good standing
- Meeting the unit’s reasonable expectations
See section 22.214.171.124 of the Guide to Advancement for details of each of these points.
You might notice that these troop leadership position descriptions have attendance expectations on them. These are not meant to be demands or requirements in the troop to deny advancement. But they can be used to indicate to the youth what sort of time requirements are typical for a position.
Requirement 2: Oath and Law
What is Scout spirit and how does a Scout go about demonstrating it?
See the 12 points of the Scout Law and an extended explanation of what they mean.
Requirement 3: Merit Badges
Requirement 3 Helps and Answers
Merit Badges Required for Eagle Scout
Requirement 4: Leadership
Requirement 4 Helps and Answers
A Scouts BSA Troop is run by its youth leaders. See the list of Scouts BSA youth leadership positions.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an intense week long leadership training class for youth.
If you look at the list of positions which can be used to meet the position of responsibility requirement, you will see that assistant patrol leader is not listed there.
Bugler is also not an approved position of responsibility for Eagle Scout rank.
Requirement 5: Leadership Service Project
Requirement 5 Helps and Answers
Requirement 6: Scoutmaster Conference
Requirement 6 Helps and Answers
A Scoutmaster may not add or take away requirements for advancement.
Requirement 7: Board of Review
Requirement 7 Helps and Answers
An unusual question from a reader: “Hi, my son is up for an eagle BOR very soon, and I was wondering what type of questions they ask parents. I was informed the scout steps out of meeting while the reviewers ask parents questions. “ See the replies from Scouters and add your own.
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