1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 6 months as a Star Scout. 

  2. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life. 

  3. Earn 5 more merit badges (so that you have 11 in all), including any 3 more from the required list for Eagle.
    ___________________________________(required for Eagle)*
    ___________________________________(required for Eagle)*
    ___________________________________(required for Eagle)*
    ____________________________________________________
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  4. While a Star Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least 6 hours of work. These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster. 

  5. While a Star Scout, serve actively 6 months in one or more of the positions of responsibility listed in requirement 5 for Star Scout (or carry out a Scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the troop).

  6. While a Star Scout, use the EDGE method to teach a younger Scout 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 Eagle-required merit badges, as approved by your unit leader.
  7. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.

  8. Complete your board of review.

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


NOTE: The footnote to Requirement 3 means that, for example, a Scout can use both Lifesaving AND Emergency Preparedness and/or Swimming, Hiking, AND Cycling toward the requirement of 3 more (7 total) from the required list for Eagle when working toward Life Scout.) Also note that the asterisks are specifically placed on the lines marked "(required for Eagle)" signifying that the note applies to these badges.


If a Scout used Safety and/or Sports Merit Badge as one or two of the four merit badges from the required list for Eagle for advancement to Star Scout before April 1, 1999, he must earn additional merit badges from the current required list for Eagle, so that he has at least seven from the current list in order to advance to Life Scout.