Life Rank Requirements and Project Guidelines

Rank requirements:

  1. Be active in your troop for at least six months as a Star Scout.
  1. 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.
  2. Earn five more merit badges (so that you have 11 in all), including any three additional 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. See Eagle rank requirement 3 for this list.
    Name of Merit Badge Date Earned
    (Eagle-required) _____________________________
    (Eagle-required) _____________________________
    (Eagle-required) _____________________________
  3. While a Star Scout, participate in six hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. At least three hours of this service must be conservation-related.
  4. While a Star Scout, serve actively in your troop for six months in one or more of the following troop positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster-approved leadership project to help the troop).
  5. 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.
  6. Assistant patrol leader is not an approved position of responsibility for the Star, Life, or Eagle rank.
  7. 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 the Scout is prepared to pass those requirements to their Scoutmaster’s 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
  8. While a Star Scout, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
  9. Successfully complete your board of review for the Life rank.

You can also download a copy of the Life document by clicking the following link. Life Advancement Instruction Sheet

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