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The Life rank is the final rank before Eagle.  The Life Scout should be fully participating in the troop, with emphasis being placed on leadership within the unit, as well as teaching skills and leadership to younger Scouts.  Merit Badges should be a regular part of a Scouts career.  Scouting values and concepts should be an integral part of a Scouts daily life.


How to Accomplish

1. Be active in your unit (and patrol if you are in one) for at least six months as a Star Scout.


Actively participate in Troop activities for 6 or more months with the following minimum activity since earning Star.

·   Three (3) or more camp-outs totaling six (6) nights or greater by any combination of monthly Troop camp-outs or long-term camp-outs.

·   Twelve (12) or more Troop meetings on record for weekly or patrol meetings.


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



Scout must schedule with one of the assigned ASM’s from the ASM Roster on the troop website.  This can be conducted at a troop meeting or camp-out or at an alternate location with two-deep leadership.  This can be scheduled after all other Star requirements have been completed and before the Scoutmaster conference.


Link to Scout Spirit page


3. Earn five more merit badges (so that you have 11 in all), including any three more from the required list for Eagle. (See the Eagle Rank Requirements, number 3, for this list.)



Link to Troop 584 Merit Badge Policy


4. While a Star Scout, take part in service project(s) totaling at least six hours of work. These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster.



Link to Troop 584 Service Policy

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


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, bugler, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, troop Webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.







The Star Class Scout should apply and hold a Leadership position and serve in this role for 6 or more months.     


Link to Troop 584 Position of Responsibility


How to Accomplish

6.   While a Star Scout, use the EDGE method to teach another Scout (preferably younger than you) all of the skills involved in any ONE of the following seven requirement choices, so that he is prepared to pass the 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 7b (outdoor skills)

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

g. Three requirements from one of the required Eagle merit badges, as approved by your unit leader.


The Star Scout should work with a younger Scout to teach them one of the sets of rank advancement requirements outlined in Requirement 6. 


The appropriate ASM should sign off the younger Scout for the rank advancement requirement.  Once the younger Scout has been signed off, the Star Scout should then bring the younger Scout along with the book to the Life ASM.  The Life ASM will check the younger Scouts book and ask the Star Scout to explain the EDGE method (what does EDGE stand for? Why is this a good teaching model, etc.).

7. Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.

This can be conducted at a camp-out or at an alternate location with two-deep leadership.  This should be the last requirement after Scout Spirit and before the Board of Review.


8. Complete your board of review.

This must be performed after the completion of the Scoutmaster conference and the Scout Spirit conference.


The BSA's requirements for the rank of Life scout.

The boy scout should reference the ASM Roster to obtain the contact information for his Life Scout Spirit discussion and Scoutmaster conference.