Life Scout (2016)

  1. Be active in your troop for at least six months as a Star Scout.
  2. As a Star Scout, demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath andScout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Earn five more merit badges (so that you have 11 in all), including any three additional from the required list for Eagle. (See the Eagle Rank Requirements, number 3, for this list.) You may choose any of the 17 merit badges on the required list for Eagle to fulfill this requirement.
  4. While a Star Scout, participate in six hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. At least three hours of this service must be conservation-related.
  5. While a Star Scout, serve actively for six months in one or more of the troop positions of responsibility listed in requirement 5 for Star Scout  (or carry out a Scoutmaster approved leadership project to help the troop)
  6. While a Star Scout, use the Teaching EDGE method to teach another Scout (preferably younger than you) the skills from ONE of the following choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his Scoutmaster’s satisfaction.
    a. Tenderfoot 4a and 4b (first aid)
    b. Second Class 2b, 2c, and 2d (cooking/tools)
    c. Second Class 3a and 3d (navigation)
    d. First Class 3a, 3b, 3c, and 3d (tools)
    e. First Class 4a and 4b (navigation)
    f. Second Class 6a and 6b (first aid)
    g. First Class 7a and 7b (first aid)
    h. Three requirements from one of the required Eagle merit badges, as approved by your Scoutmaster
  7. While a Star Scout, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
  8. Successfully complete your board of review for the Life rank.

A Scout may choose any of the 15 required merit badges in the 12 categories to fulfill requirement 3. See a complete list of required badges for Eagle.