Revisions to these requirements,
which became effective on April 1, 1999,
are shown in Bold Underlined print, similar to this paragraph.
Deletions are shown
struck through in red italics, like this text.Unchanged text is shown like this.
The revision shown in
Bold Green Underlined text, like this sentence,
(adding the OA Representative positions to requirement 4)
was announced in a letter from John Dalrymple, BSA Boy Scout Division
Director of Advancement, dated July 26, 1999.
The positions listed under "Boy Scout
Troop" in requirement 4 have been rearranged, but have not been
otherwise changed, except as marked.
To see the current requirements with no
highlighting of the changes,
- Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 6 months as a Life
- Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and
Scout Law in your everyday life.
- Earn a total of 21 merit badges (10 more
than you already have), including the following:
- First Aid
- Citizenship in the Community
- Citizenship in the Nation
- Citizenship in the World
- Personal Fitness
- Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving
- Environmental Science
- Personal Management
Personal Fitness OR
Swimming OR Hiking
OR Cycling Sports
- Camping, and
- Family Life *
- While a Life Scout, serve actively for a
period of 6 months in one or more of the following
positions of responsibility:
Boy Scout troop.
- Patrol leader,
- assistant senior patrol leader,
- senior patrol leader,
- troop guide,
- den chief,
- OA troop representative,
- junior assistant Scoutmaster,
- chaplain aide,
- instructor, or
- Venture patrol leader.
Venture crew chief, or
Varsity team captain.
Varsity Scout team.
- program manager,
- squad leader,
- team secretary,
- chaplain aide,
- OA team representative,
- instructor, or
- den chief.
Venturing crew / Sea Scout ship.
- vice president,
- boatswain's mate,
- purser, or
- 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 should benefit an
organization other than Boy Scouting.) The project idea
must be approved by the organization benefiting from the
effort, your Scoutmaster and troop committee and
the council or district before you start. You must use
Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA publication
YOU MUST USE THE "Eagle Scout
Service Project Workbook", No. 18-927A,
in meeting this requirement IN
MEETING THIS REQUIREMENT.
- Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
- Successfully complete an Eagle Scout
board of review.
* You must choose only one merit badge listed in items (g)
and (j). If you have earned more than one of the badges listed in items
(g) and (j), choose one and list the remaining badges to make your total
Alternate requirements for the Eagle rank are available for Scouts
with physical or mental disabilities if they meet the criteria listed
under Alternate Requirements for
the Eagle Scout Rank on page 15 of the 1999 Boy Scout Requirements
book. (No. 33215B).
NOTE: The Application Form and
the Service Project Workbook do NOT have to be completed and/or signed
prior to the candidate's 18th birthday, only the REQUIREMENTS need to be
done. The top of the application form contains the following
"This application is to be
completed after you have completed all requirements for the Eagle
Scout rank....When you have completed this application, sign it and
submit it to your unit leader"
By the Scout's signature, it says:
"On my honor as a
Scout/Venturer, all statements on this application are true and
correct. All requirements were completed prior to my 18th
In "The 12 Steps from Life to
Eagle" on the last page of the workbook, it says:
"3. It is imperative that all
requirements for the Eagle Scout rank be completed prior to the
candidate's 18th birthday. When all requirements except the board of
review for the rank of Eagle, including the leadership service
project, have been completed, the enclosed Eagle scout Rank
Application must be completed and sent to the council service center
Everything says REQUIREMENTS must be
completed before the deadline, and the application be completed and
submitted AFTER the requirements are complete.
The unit leader DOES have to sign and
date the application, and the project workbook, but that date does NOT
have to be before the deadline, so long as all the dates listing when
the requirements were completed is listed. The date that the Unit
Leader's Conference was held is a separate entry from the leader's
signature date. The signature dates in the workbook are separate from
the entry for the date the project was completed.
The Eagle Scout Leadership Service
Project Workbook (#18-927A) is now available for download from the
BSA website in both PDF and RTF versions
which can be used by Scouts in lieu of the printed form.
here to go to the BSA web site.
Mike Walton has created a PowerPoint Presentation that
contains a set of worksheets that you can use to gather all of the
information you will need to fill out your Application for Eagle Scout
Rank Award. To download it, Click
Rick Cordray has developed a set of Microsoft Word
documents that can be used to enter the data onto an Eagle Scout Rank
Application (#55-728 - 1999 printing) using your computer printer. To
use them, download each of these files:
BSA has a PDF version of the Eagle Scout Rank Application (No 58-728
- 2000 edition) on their site. It can be used as the form
submitted to BSA for an Eagle Scout candidate. You may also try
using that document to work with the templates Rick has provided.
Scout Rank Application (No 58-728 - 2000 edition)
To view the pdf
file, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the free
Acrobat Reader, click on the icon below to obtain it, so you can view
and print the forms.