Eagle Scout Applicants
Earning the rank of Eagle Scout is slightly different than earning the other ranks. In addition to merit badges and other requirements, completing the Eagle Scout project is an important part of earning the award. Here are resources to assist prospective candidates along the path towards the highest rank in Scouts BSA.
Eagle Scout Process and Procedures
Eagle Scout Project Workbook
Eagle Scout Application
Eagle Rank Advancement
Eagle Candidate Letter
Eagle Scout Advancement Kit Tracking Sheet
Eagle Scout Extension Request Process
Eagle Scout Extension Request Form
Citizenship in Society Eagle Scout Requirements Clarification
Eagle Scout candidates will continue to use the current rank requirements until June 30, 2022, and will not be required to complete the new Citizenship in Society Merit Badge as long as they complete all of the current Eagle Rank requirements before July 1, 2022. They do not have to submit their final Eagle Scout application nor complete their Eagle Scout Board of Review prior to July 1, 2022, but must complete all current Eagle Scout requirements before then.
Starting July 1, 2022, Eagle Scout candidates will be required to complete all Eagle Scout requirements including the new Citizenship in Society merit badge.
The minimum amount of merit badges will remain the same of 21 however there will now be 14 required for eagle and 7 optional of the candidate’s choice.
National Eagle Scout Association
The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) helps Eagle Scouts stay in touch with Scouting and hear positive stories about how Scouting transforms the lives of youth through developing their leadership skills, character, citizenship, and physical fitness.
They also provide several scholarship opportunities for Eagle Scouts attending post-secondary educational programs.