Eagle Scouts

Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting.

  • In 2013, 56,841 Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank.
  • From 1912 to 2013, 2.3 million Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank.
  • Around 7 percent of all Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2013.
  • In 2013, the average age of boys earning the Eagle Scout rank was 17 years of age.

Eagle Scout Rank

  • To earn the rank, a Boy Scout must:
    • Progress through the ranks in the following order:
      • Tenderfoot
      • Second Class
      • First Class
      • Star
      • Life
      • Eagle
    • Earn 21 merit badges, including:
      • First Aid
      • Citizenship in the Community
      • Citizenship in the Nation
      • Citizenship in the World
      • Communications
      • Cooking
      • Environmental Science or Sustainability
      • Personal Fitness
      • Camping
      • Family Life
      • Personal Management
      • Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving
      • Cycling, Hiking, or Swimming
    • Serve six months in a troop leadership position.
    • Plan, develop, and give leadership to a service project for any religious organization or any school or community.
    • Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
    • Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.

National Eagle Scout Association

  • Founded in 1972, the National Eagle Scout Association maintains contact with Eagle Scouts to sustain their interest in Scouting.
  • Eagle Scouts in good standing may join.
  • Applications for membership are available through:
    • Local council
    • The NESA Web page
    • Contacting the Scouting Alumni Association at the national office
  • For more information, visit the official NESA website at www.nesa.org

 

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