A Life Scout must continue to be active in his or her troop in order to continue advancing toward the rank of Eagle Scout.
Scouts BSA Eagle Rank
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.
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A Life Scout who is on the path to Eagle must continue to develop his or her leadership skills by serving his or her troop in a position of responsibility. Unlike previous leadership requirements for Star and Life, the Scoutmaster may not assign a special project for this requirement.
Just as in the requirements for the other ranks, when a Scout nears completing all of the requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout, he or she has a conference with the Scoutmaster. Hopefully your Scoutmaster will tell you how proud he or she is of you!
In order to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, a young man or woman must be able to show that he or she has lived up to the ideals of Scouting. He or she must also provide several letters of recommendation.
The final step along the path from Life to Eagle Scout is a Board of Review. This Board of Review might be a little longer than your previous ones and it will probably be conducted by people from outside of your Troop Committee.