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Life rank requirements

2015 requirements

  1. Be active in your unit (and patrol if you are in one) for at least six months as a Star Scout.
  2. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Earn five more merit badges (so that you have 11 in all), including any three more from the required list for Eagle.
    ___________________________________ (required for Eagle)**
    ___________________________________ (required for Eagle)**
    ___________________________________ (required for Eagle)**
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  1. While a Star Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least six hours of work. These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster.
  2. While a Star Scout, serve actively in your unit for six months in one or more of the positions of responsibility*** listed in requirement 5 for Star Scout (or carry out a Scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the troop).
  3. While a Star Scout, use the EDGE method to teach another Scout (preferably younger than you) the skills from ONE of the following seven choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his unit leader's satisfaction.
    1. Second Class – 7a and 7c (first aid)
    2. Second Class – 1a (outdoor skills)
    3. Second Class – 3c, 3d, 3e, and 3f (cooking/camping)
    4. First Class – 8a, 8b, 8c, and 8d (first aid)
    5. First Class – 1, 7a, and 7b (outdoor skills)
    6. First Class – 4a, 4b, and 4d (cooking/camping)
    7. Three requirements from one of the required for Eagle merit badges, as approved by your unit leader.
  4. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
  5. Successfully complete your board of review.****


* 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."
** A Scout may choose any of the 17 required merit badges in the 13 categories to fulfill requirement 3. See requirement 3 in the Eagle Scout rank requirements for a list of badges required for Eagle.
*** Assistant patrol leader is not an approved position of responsibility for the Life rank.
**** If the board of review does not approve the Scout’s advancement, the decision may be appealed in accordance with Guide to Advancement topic 8.0.4.0.

2016 requirements

  1. Be active in your troop[1] for at least six months as a Star Scout.
  2. As a Star Scout, demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Earn five more merit badges (so that you have 11 in all), including any three additional merit badges from the required list for Eagle. You may choose any of the 17 merit badges on the required list for Eagle to fulfill this requirement.
    Name of merit badgeDate Earned
    (Eagle required)                                                     
    (Eagle required)
    (Eagle required)
     
     
  4. While a Star Scout, participate in six hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster[1]. At least three hours of this service must be conservation-related.
  5. While a Star Scout, serve actively in your troop[1] for six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster[1] approved leadership project to help the troop):
    • Boy Scout troop. Patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader, troop guide, Order of the Arrow troop representative, den chief, scribe, librarian, historian, quartermaster, bugler, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, webmaster, or outdoor ethics guide.[2]
    • Varsity Scout team. Captain, cocaptain, program manager, squad leader, team secretary, Order of the Arrow team representative, librarian, historian, quartermaster, chaplain aide, instructor, den chief, webmaster, or outdoor ethics guide.
    • Venturing crew/Sea Scout ship. President, vice president, secretary, treasurer, den chief, quartermaster, historian, guide, boatswain, boatswain’s mate, yeoman, purser, storekeeper, or webmaster.
    • Lone Scout. Leadership responsibility in your school, religious organization, club, or elsewhere in your community.
  6. While a Star Scout, use the Teaching EDGE method to teach another Scout (preferably younger than you) the skills from ONE of the following choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his Scoutmaster’s[1] satisfaction.
    a. Tenderfoot 4a and 4b (first aid)
    b. Second Class 2b, 2c, and 2d (cooking/tools)
    c. Second Class 3a and 3d (navigation)
    d. First Class 3a, 3b, 3c, and 3d (tools)
    e. First Class 4a and 4b (navigation)
    f. Second Class 6a and 6b (first aid)
    g. First Class 7a and 7b (first aid)
    h. Three requirements from one of the required Eagle merit badges, as approved by your Scoutmaster[1]
  7. While a Star Scout, participate in a Scoutmaster[1] conference.
  8. Successfully complete your board of review for the Life rank.[3]

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6
    • 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.”
  2. Assistant patrol leader is not an approved position of responsibility for the Star, Life, or Eagle rank.
  3. If the board of review does not approve the Scout’s advancement, the decision may be appealed in accordance with Guide to Advancement topic 8.0.4.0.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2016 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #621535)

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