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.
Eagle Scout Activity Requirement
Be active in your troop, team, crew, or ship for a period of at least 6 months after you have achieved the rank of Life Scout.
A Life Scout must continue to be active in his or her troop in order to continue advancing toward the rank of Eagle Scout.