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Eagle Rank

The Eagle Rank is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts. To reach this rank, a scout must earn the Life Scout rank and then do the following:

  • Be active in your troop for 6 months after earning the Life rank.
  • Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law
  • Spend 6 months in a Leadership position while a Life Scout
  • Earn a total of 21 Merit Badges, 12 of which are Eagle required badges.
  • Plan and Complete the Eagle Service project
  • Take part in a unit leader conference
  • Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review

Eagle Service project

While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, BSA publication No. 512-927, in meeting this requirement. (To learn more about the Eagle Scout service project, see the Guide to Advancement, topics through

Merit Badges

Earn a total of 21 merit badges (10 more than you already have), including the following:

  • First Aid
  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Cooking
  • Communications
  • Personal Fitness
  • Emergency Prepardness OR Lifesaving
  • Environmental Science OR Sustainability
  • Personal Management
  • Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling
  • Camping
  • Family Life

Leadership Requirement

Acceptable Leadership Positions
in a 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, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, Webmaster, or Leave No Trace Trainer

Project Approval, Preparation, Planning and Board of Review Process

Once the Eagle project is identified, the project needs to be fully planned and presented to the District Eagle review Board for approval.

1)  Download the Eagle project form Packet from the Council Website (Link is above)

2)  Meet with the Scoutmaster to review the project and guidelines in preparation for the review board.

3)  Fill out the project approval portion of the Eagle Workbook.

4)  Obtain needed signatures - Scoutmaster, Committee Member and project Sponsor.

5)  Present your project at the District Board of Review (4th Tuesday of each Month) for approval.

6)  Carry out and complete your project.

7)  Fill out the Final Eagle part of Project Workbook.

8)  Meet with the Scoutmaster to review final steps  and requirements for the Eagle Rank.

9)  Complete all needed Merit Badges

10)  Create a notebook and presentation  to give to the final Eagle Board regarding  your project.

11)  Schedule and complete the Final Eagle Review Board for the Salt River District

11)  All work toward the Eagle Rank must be completed before your 18th Birthday.  The District final Review Board can occur after your birthday.