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Requirements:                                                                                                          source: Boy Scout Requirements, 2013 Edition


Be active in your unit (and patrol if you are in one) for at least six months as a Star Scout.


Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.


Earn five more merit badges (so that you have 11 in all), including any three more from the required list for Eagle. *


While a Star Scout, take part in service project(s) totaling at least six hours of work.  These project(s) must be approved by your Scoutmaster.


While a Star Scout, serve actively in our unit for six months in one or more of the positions of responsibility listed in requirement 5 for Star Scout (or carry out a unit leader-assigned leadership project to help your unit):

the following is taken from Requirement 5 for Star Scout:

Boy Scout troop. Patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader, Venture patrol leader, troop guide, Order of the Arrow troop representative, den chief, scribe, librarian, historian, quartermaster, bugler, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, troop webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.

Varsity Scout team. Captain, cocaptain, program manager, squad leader, team secretary, Order of the Arrow troop (team) representative, librarian, historian, quartermaster, chaplain aide, instructor, den chief, team webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.

Venturing crew/ship. President, vice president, secretary, treasurer, quartermaster, historian, den chief, guide, webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer, boatswain, boatswain's mate, yeoman, purser, or storekeeper.


While a Star Scout, use the EDGE method to teach another Scout (preferably younger than you) the skills from ONE of the following seven choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his unit leader's satisfaction.

  1. Second Class - 7a and 7c (first aid)

  2. Second Class - 1a (outdoor skills)

  3. Second Class - 3c, 3d, 3e, and 3f (cooking / camping)

  4. First Class - 8a, 8b, 8c, and 8d (first aid)

  5. First Class - 1, 7a, and 7b (outdoor skills)

  6. First Class - 4a, 4b, and 4d (cooking / camping)

  7. Three requirements from one of the required for Eagle merit badges, as approved by your unit leader.


Take part in a Scoutmaster conference


Complete your board of review

*  A Scout may choose any of the 15 required merit badges in the 12 categories to fulfill requirement 3.


this page last reviewed and updated - January 2013