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The Eagle Rank is Scouting’s highest rank.  Scouts who achieve this rank are actively involved in their troop.  They typically have 100+miles hiking, 100+ hours of service, 100+ nights camping and have earned 40+ Merit Badges.  Eagle Scouts typically have held multiple leadership positions including either and ASPL or SPL position.   As soon as you achieve the rank of Life, contact the Troop 584 Eagle Advisor, who will schedule a “Road to Eagle” meeting with you and your parents to go overall all the steps needed to earn Eagle Rank and to help identify critical path items.  

Troop 584 Guidance on Eagle Rank Requirements


How to Accomplish

1. Be active in your troop, team, crew, or ship for a period of at least six months after you have achieved the rank of Life Scout.

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

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

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

2. Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your daily life. List on your Eagle Scout Rank Application the names of individuals who know you personally and would be willing to provide a recommendation on your behalf, including parents/guardians, religious, educational, and employer references.

Your Eagle Adviser will schedule your Unit Leader Conference and Scout Spirit discussion after all other requirements are completed.



3. Earn a total of 21 merit badges (10 more than you already have), including the following:

a.       First Aid

b.      Citizenship in the Community

c.       Citizenship in the Nation

d.      Citizenship in the World

e.       Communication

f.       Cooking

g.       Personal Fitness

h.      Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving

i.        Environmental Science OR Sustainability

j.        Personal Management

k.      Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling

l.        Camping

m.    Family Life

You must choose only one merit badge listed in items h, i, and k. If you have earned more than one of the badges listed in items h, i, and k, choose one and list the remaining badges to make your total of 21


Link to Troop 584 Merit Badge Policy



How to Accomplish

4.      While a Life Scout, serve actively in your unit for a period of six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility. List only those position served after your Life board of review date.


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, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.


The Life 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

5.   While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, BSA publication No. 512-927, in meeting this requirement. (To learn more about the Eagle Scout service project, see the Guide to Advancement, topics through

Please consult with your Eagle Advisor before, during, and after your Eagle project.



Link to BSA Eagle Project workbook

6.   Take part in a unit leader conference.

Your Eagle Adviser will schedule your Unit Leader Conference and Scout Spirit discussion after all other requirements are completed.

7.   Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review. In preparation for your board of review, prepare and attach to your Eagle Scout Rank Application a statement of your ambitions and life purpose and a listing of positions held in your religious institution, school, camp, community, or other organizations, during which you demonstrated leadership skills. Include honors and awards received during this service. (This requirement may be met after age 18; see below.)

When you have completed your Eagle Unit Leader Conference above, Your Eagle Advisor and Eagle Advancement Chair will work together with you to submit your application to SHAC.  When SHAC has accepted your application, the Eagle Advancement Chair will schedule your Eagle Board of Review