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The requirements for the Star rank are much different than the previous ranks.  To earn the Star rank, a Scout must be active in their Troop and Patrol for at least 4 months after earning First Class, earn 6 merit badges, including 4 from those required for Eagle, complete service projects totaling at least 6 hours of work, and serve in a leadership position in the Troop for at least 4 months.  There are no new skills for this rank but the Scout is expected to know and be able to teach all the skills for the previous ranks.


How to Accomplish

1. Be active in your unit for at least four months as a First Class Scout.


Actively participate in Troop activities for 4 or more months with the following minimum activity since earning 1st Class.

·   Two (2) or more camp-outs totaling 4 nights or greater by any combination of monthly Troop camp-outs or long-term camp-outs.

·   Eight (8) 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 Self  page


3. Earn six merit badges, including any four from the required list for Eagle.



Link to Troop 584 Merit Badge Policy


4. While a First Class Scout, take part in service project(s) totaling at least six hours of work.



Link to Troop 584 Service Policy

5.  While a First Class Scout, serve actively in your unit for four months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (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 1st Class Scout should apply and hold a Leadership position and serve in this role for 4 or more months.     


Link to Troop 584 Position of Responsibility

6. 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.


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