Once a Scout has achieved the rank of Star Scout Class, a scout must do the following to achieve the Rank of Life Scout.
- Be active in the Troop for four (6) months.
- 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.
- Complete Earn five additional merit badges, including any three from the required list for Eagle.
- While a Star Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least six hours of work approved by your Scoutmaster. At least three hours of this service must be conservation-related.
- While a Star Scout, serve actively in your unit for six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility*** (or carry out a unit leader-assigned leadership project to help your unit):
- 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.
a. Tenderfoot 4a and 4b (first aid) e. First Class 4a and 4b (navigation) b. Second Class 2b, 2c, and 2d (cooking/tools) f. Second Class 6a and 6b (first aid) c. Second Class 3a and 3d (navigation) g. First Class 7a and 7b (first aid) d. First Class 3a, 3b, 3c, and 3d (tools) h. Three requirements from one of
the required Eagle merit badges,
as approved by your Scoutmaster
- Take part in a Scoutmaster conference
- Successfully complete your board of review.***
While nothing replaces the BSA Handbook, below is a Worksheet to help you through the process and which Adult Leader to see to help you on your way. The hyperlinks on the individuals will open email windows for you to contact them with questions and requests. The hyperlinks on document names takes you to documents on the BSA or MeritBadge.org website
You can also Download a copy of this document by clicking the following link. Life Advancement Instruction Sheet