Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. A Scout who attains this rank is called an Eagle Scout or Eagle. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than 2 million young men. The title of Eagle Scout is held for life, thus giving rise to the phrase "Once an Eagle, always an Eagle."
Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout. Additional recognition can be earned through Eagle Palms, awarded for completing additional tenure, leadership, and merit badge requirements.
Written by Bob Wuerdeman Tuesday, 21 August 2012 01:46
Congratulations upon earning your Life rank; you have completed an important milestone on your Trail to Eagle.
With continued diligent effort and perseverance you can earn your Eagle rank becoming one of the four-percent of Boy Scouts nationally that achieve this distinguished accomplishment. Your remaining requirements include earning your remaining Eagle-required and elective Merit Badges for a total of 21, your unit leadership position for six months, your Eagle Scout Service Project and your Unit leadership conferences. These need to be completed before your eighteenth birthday, so do not delay or procrastinate, stay focused and establish your time management program to finish the Trail to Eagle.Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 22:11
Written by Bob Wuerdeman Tuesday, 21 August 2012 01:45
The process of preparing and applying for the Eagle Scout rank can be a daunting one. To assist Scouts, parents, and leaders with this very precise process, the Dan Beard Council Advancement Committee has prepared a series of documents to walk candidates step by step through the planning and execution of the Service Project and the application.Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 14:48