Important Boy Scout topics include Active, Scout Spirit, Scoutmaster Conference, and Board of Review.
The Eagle Palm Plan Worksheet can help you chart your course through all 20 Eagle Palms and 121 Merit Badges.
and Silver Palms
Eagle Scout is not the end but a beginning
First awarded in 1927, Eagle Palms are not a rank but an award. The requirements include earning 5 additional Merit Badges after earning the Eagle Scout Rank or last Eagle Palm, tenure, and leadership.
The Eagle Scout Rank requires that you earn 21 of the 121 Merit Badges. After earning the Eagle Scout Rank, you can continue to earn Merit badges and Eagle Palms until your 18th birthday. Currently the maximum number of Eagle Palms you can earn is 20, worn as six silver palms and one gold palm. You would need at least 3 months for each palm for a total of 60 months, or five years after earning Eagle. To earn all 20 palms you would need to earn Eagle by your 13th birthday.
Merit Badges for Eagle Palms
|— Advancement Policies #33088, p. 12|
Eagle Palms requirements
After becoming an Eagle Scout, you may earn Palms by completing the following requirements:
You may wear only the proper combination of Palms for the number of merit badges you earned beyond the rank of Eagle. The Bronze Palm represents five merit badges, the Gold Palm 10, and the Silver Palm 15.
*For Varsity Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace "troop" with "team" and "Scoutmaster" with "Varsity Scout Coach." For Venturers working on Boy Scout requirements, replace "troop" with "crew" and "Scoutmaster" with "Crew Advisor." For Sea Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace "troop" with "ship" and "Scoutmaster" with "Skipper."
** Eagle Palms must be earned in sequence, and the three-month tenure requirement must be observed for each Palm.
*** Merit Badges earned any time since becoming a Boy Scout may be used to meet this requirement.
1: What does Active really mean? (it's not what you think!)
2: What does Scout Spirit really mean? (It's not what you do in your troop!)
4: Merit Badge Worksheets
4: Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project (with the Eagle Scout Project Checklist)
5: Scoutmaster Conference - Explains that you don't "pass" a Scoutmaster Conference and how to appeal.
6: Board of Review - What can they ask? How long can it be? Is the uniform really required? How do you appeal?
- Calculates Max possible Palms given birthdate and Eagle Board of Review
- Takes input for merit badges as you earn them
- Lets you know when earliest possible BOR dates are
- Gives you a plan of action, whet you need to do for next palm
- Constantly updates and uses current date to update info
- Shows the adult square knot that goes with your current palms
- Tracks up to 12 palms
- Some troops consider the summer not to be "active time", if so the program can take this into consideration
- Includes a great help section to guide you through the process.
- Fully savable so you can enter your data and update as needed with MB's ect.
- Written by a Scout who wanted to know exactly what was needed and when they could earn their next palm
- Select day when BOR's are offered to get a more realistic time frame
- Drop down list featuring all MB's for easier input
- Better data validation to prevent erroneous information from being entered
- Updated help section and web site support
Eagle Palm Plan
With careful planning, a Scout can earn a dozen or more Eagle Palms. The optional Eagle Palm Plan Worksheet can help you chart your course through all 20 Eagle Palms and 121 Merit Badges. See the chart below for the sequence of palms, how they are worn, and the minimum tenure requirements:
|Merit Badges||Bronze Palms||Gold Palms||Silver Palms||Adult Knot|
- Eagle Palm Application 58-709 - The BSA form to use when applying for Eagle Palms.
- Eagle Palm Plan Worksheet - Can help you chart your course through all 20 Eagle Palms.
- Merit Badge Worksheets
- Court of Honor
- Summer Camp can be key to continuing to earn merit badges.
- Merit Badge Days can offer merit badges not normally available.