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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.*

(First Aid, Camping, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Personal Fitness, Environmental Science, Personal Management, Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving, Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling, and Family Life)

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 4 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the troop):

Senior Patrol leader

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Patrol Leader

Venture Patrol Leader

Troop Guide

OA Troop Representative

Den Chief






Chaplain Aide


Troop Webmaster

Leave No Trace Trainer

6. While a Star Scout, use the EDGE method to teach a younger Scout the skills from ONE of the following six choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his unit leader's satisfaction.

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

b. Second Class - 1a (outdoor skills)

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

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

e. First Class - 1, 7a, and 7c (outdoor skills)

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

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.