Star is the Scouts BSA rank earned after First Class. With Star, the focus shifts from scout skills to leadership, service, and merit badges.
Working on the requirements for the Camping merit badge help Scouts learn how to plan for a safe campout. They consider weather hazards, what to pack, and how to select a camping site. Then they put their knowledge to use by participating in multiple camping trips.
You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. There are more than 100 merit badges. Any Scout may earn any merit badge at any time. You don’t need to have had rank advancement to be eligible.
A Scout must earn a total of 21 merit badges to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. 13 of these must be from the list below. The rest are electives which can be chosen by the Scout.
Scouts who are working on their Star rank need to start earning merit badges. They may count merit badges they earned as new Scouts. At least four of the badges for this requirement must be from the merit badges required for the rank of Eagle Scout.