Eagle Scout Rank
What Is An Eagle Scout?
Eagle Scout is the highest rank that a Boy Scout can achieve. Research shows that Eagle Scouts are more likely than men who were not in the Boy Scouts to:
- Have a higher level of planning skills
- Hold a leadership position
- Have closer family relationships
- Volunteer in the community
- Donate to charities
The recognition of an Eagle Scout’s dedication goes beyond scouting. Eagle Scouts have a competitive advantage on job resumes or college applications.
How Do You Become An Eagle Scout?
Becoming an Eagle Scout requires demonstrating responsibility, service, and completion of at least twenty-one merit badges. Thirteen specific merit badges are required to earn Eagle Scout rank. Scouts may choose the remaining eight badges from any category.
The required thirteen merit badges are:
- First aid
- Citizenship in the community
- Citizenship in the nation
- Citizenship in the world
- Personal Fitness
- Emergency preparedness or lifesaving (choose one required)
- Environmental science or sustainability (choose one required)
- Personal management
- Swimming, hiking, or cycling (choose one required)
- Family life
You must choose only one merit badge category from numbers 8, 9, and 11 as your required badge. For example, if you completed swimming and cycling from number 11, only one would count as a required badge. The other would count as an optional badge. Your unit leader will help guide you through the process of becoming an Eagle Scout. Your Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook will help you to navigate towards your life as a proud Eagle Scout.
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