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Fillable Form Eagle Scout Rank Application

The purpose of this form is to help the BSA stay in contact with you. The information you provide will strengthen the National Eagle Scout Association as it assists Eagle Scouts in networking with one another. It will also help in determining strategies to increase the number of Scouts who achieve the Eagle rank.

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What is the Eagle Scout Rank Application form?

The Eagle Scout Rank Application form is a form issued by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Scouts who fill out this application do so to apply for the highest rank under the BSA, the Eagle Scout. Completion and approval of this application will allow accepted scouts into the National Eagle Scouts Association, a division of the BSA composed solely of scouts who achieve the ‘Eagle’ rank.

Can I fill out the Eagle Scout Rank Application form?

If you are currently a registered Life Scout for at least six (6) months and are currently under the age of 18, or a Venturer or Sea Scout who achieved the First Class rank in a Scout troop or as a Lone Scout, then you are eligible to fill out this form and apply for the rank of Eagle Scout. Additionally, you must have acquired a minimum of 21 merit badges as well as having demonstrated leadership within your troop or crew.

What do I need to fill out the Eagle Scout Rank Application form?

To fill out this form, you are required to provide your full legal name. For mailing purposes, you will also be asked to provide your street address or P.O. box address, city, state, ZIP code. For contact information, you will be needing your telephone number and email address. You will also be needing your troop, crew, ship, or lone scout unit number as well as the city, state, and ZIP code that the unit is based in.

You will need to provide significant dates, such as the date you joined the BSA, joined a varsity scouts team, joined a venturing crew, joined a sea scout ship, date of birth, the date of First Class Scout board of review, and the date of Star Scout board of review.

You will also be asked whether you were a cub scout, a webelos scout, earned the Arrow of Light award, and completed fifth grade upon joining.

Additionally, you must provide a list of individuals who would be willing to provide recommendations on your behalf. Listed eligible individuals are your parents/guardians, religious leaders, educational authorities such as teachers, employer (if any), and two other references.

You will also be needing to write your total merit badges earned and the dates they were earned. Note that you will be required to list down a minimum of 21, but 13 of these are required for the title of Eagle Scout. These required badges are:

  • Camping
  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Communication
  • Cooking
  • Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving
  • Environmental Science or Sustainability
  • First Aid
  • Swimming or Cycling or Hiking
  • Personal Management
  • Personal Fitness
  • and Family Life

Next, you will be needing your list of positions earned as a Life Scout. These positions vary depending on whether you were a member of a crew, troop, or ship or were a Lone Scout.

You must have also planned a community project as well as participated in a unit leader conference.

You will also be needing the proper certifications, namely the signatures of your unit leader, unit committee chair, BSA local council, Eagle Scout board of review, and yourself. In addition to the signatures, the corresponding date of signing must also be noted.

How do I fill out the Eagle Scout Rank Application form?

We will be guiding you through the process of filling out the Eagle Scout Rank Application form.

Before attempting to fill out this form, read through it carefully to identify exactly what kind of information you will be needing. For your convenience, we have provided a list of information you would be needing in the previous section.

Ensure that all information that you are about to write down is completely truthful and accurate. This form should be treated with the utmost level of care and attention.

Personal Information
In this section, you will be asked to provide your personal information.

First, write down your full legal name in no particular order. Your name must fit within 30 characters and you may use abbreviations if necessary.

On the right side of this paper, indicate whether you are a Male or Female.

You will next be required to input your address details. In the appropriate space, write down your street address or P.O. box address and the corresponding city, state, and ZIP code.

Next, provide your contact information. Specifically, you will be asked for your telephone number, including the area code, and your email address.

Finally, provide the unit number of your troop, crew, ship, or Lone Scout unit.

Important Dates
In this section, you will be required to provide a series of significant dates with regards to your scouting membership.

You will be required to write down the month, day, and year of the date you joined the BSA, joined a Varsity Scout team, joined a Venturing crew, and joined a Sea Scout ship.

You will also be asked for the dates of your First Class Scout board of review and your Star Scout board of review.

Yes or No
In this section, you will be asked a series of “Yes or No” questions. You must indicate your answer by marking the corresponding circle.

Specifically, you will be asked whether or not you were a cub scout, a webelos scout, earned the Arrow of Light Award, and have completed the fifth grade upon joining.

Age Requirement Eligibility
In this section, you will be asked to write down your date of birth to prove your age. This is important because you must be under the age of 18 to apply to be an Eagle Scout.

In the appropriate space, write down your date of birth in the Month, Day, and Year format.

Requirements
This section will cover all the requirements you will be needing for your Eagle Scout application.

First, you will need to have been active in your troop, crew, or ship for at least six months as a Life Scout. Do this by indicating the date of your Life Scout board of review.

Next, you will be asked to indicate the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email of people who would be willing to recommend you for the rank of Eagle Scout. Listed eligible individuals are your parents/guardians, religious leaders, educational authorities such as teachers, employer (if any), and two other references.

You will then be needing to list at least 21 of your earned merit badges. Of these 21 badges, 13 are required for you to have to be promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout. These required badges are:

  • Camping
  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Communication
  • Cooking
  • Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving
  • Environmental Science or Sustainability
  • First Aid
  • Swimming or Cycling or Hiking
  • Personal Management
  • Personal Fitness
  • and Family Life

Note that if given the choice to write down one of multiple badges, you can only choose to write one in the appropriate section and may place the other badge(s) in the spaces asking for your other badges.

You must also write down the date the badge was earned as well as the unit number.

If you have an alternative badge in place of an Eagle required badge, you must also attach the Application for Alternative Eagle Scout Rank Merit Badges form.

You must also list down one or more of the following positions of responsibility. You may only list down positions served after the Life Scout board of review date.

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, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, webmaster, and outdoor ethics guide.

Venturing crew: President, vice president, secretary, historian, den chief, treasurer, guide, quartermaster, chaplain aide, and outdoor ethics guide

Sea Scout ship: Boatswain, boatswain’s mate, pursuer, yeoman, storekeeper, crew leader, media specialist, specialist, den chief, chaplain aide.

Lone Scout: Leadership responsibility in your school, religious organization, or club, or elsewhere in your community.

You will need to indicate as well the “From” and “To” dates of each position as well as the date of your Life Scout board of review.

Next, you will have to provide proof that you headed a service project to help any religious institution, school, or community other than the BSA. Write down the name of the project, the total hours devoted to the project, the date it was held, and the date it was finished.

You will then certify all this information by affixing your signature, telephone number, and the date of signing.

You must also have the approval of your unit leader and unit committee chair, and they must also affix their signature, telephone number, and the date of signing.

Finally, you will need BSA local council verification, and a representative can note this application by once again signing their signature, telephone number, and the date of signing.

The last requirement of this form is the completed board of review for the Eagle Scout rank. For this requirement, you will be needing the signature of the Eagle Scout board of review chair and that of the council/district board representative, if applicable.

To approve this application, the Scout executive can affix their name and the date of signing.

Once everything has been completed, congratulations, you have successfully completed the Eagle Scout Rank Application form.

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