What Is An Eagle Scout

What is an Eagle Scout?

The Eagle Scout rank is the highest rank in Scouts BSA. A Scout advances through the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star and Life by learning scout skills, upholding scout values, participating in community service, earning merit badges and serving their Troop in leadership roles. In order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a Life Scout must complete a leadership/service project approved by the Scout’s Troop Committee and District Advancement Committee while still continuing to be active in and provide leadership to their Troop, as well as follow scout values. An Eagle Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges (13 required and the remaining from over 100 options).