Eagle Rank Requirements
Be active in your troop, team, crew, or ship for a period of at least six months after you have achieved the rank of Life Scout.
Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your daily life. List on your Eagle Scout Rank Application the names of individuals who know you personally and would be willing to provide a recommendation on your behalf, including parents/guardians, religious, educational, and employer references.
Earn a total of 21 merit badges (10 more than you already have), including the following:
You must choose only one merit badge listed in items 8, 9, and 11. If you have earned more than one of the badges listed in items 8, 9, and 11, choose one and list the remaining badges to make your total of 21.
- First Aid
- Citizenship in the Community
- Citizenship in the Nation
- Citizenship in the World
- Personal Fitness
- Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving
- Environmental Science OR Sustainability
- Personal Management
- Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling
- Family Life
While a Life Scout, serve actively in your unit for a period of six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility. List only those position served after your Life board of review date.
Boy Scout troop. Patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader, Venture patrol leader, troop guide, Order of the Arrow troop representative, den chief, scribe, librarian, historian, quartermaster, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.
Varsity Scout team. Captain, cocaptain, program manager, squad leader, team secretary, Order of the Arrow team representative, librarian, historian, quartermaster, chaplain aide, instructor, den chief, webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.
Venturing crew/ship. President, vice president, secretary, treasurer, quartermaster, historian, den chief, guide, boatswain, boatswain's mate, yeoman, purser, storekeeper, webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.
While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the
Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, BSA publication No. 512-927
, in meeting this requirement. (To learn more about the Eagle Scout service project, see the Guide to Advancement, topics 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199.)
Take part in a unit leader conference.
Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review. In preparation for your board of review, prepare and attach to your Eagle Scout Rank Application a statement of your ambitions and life purpose and a listing of positions held in your religious institution, school, camp, community, or other organizations, during which you demonstrated leadership skills. Include honors and awards received during this service. (This requirement may be met after age 18; see below.)
Where do I turn my paperwork in?
In the Mesquakie District the paperwork for Eagle Projects are turned in to the District Advancement Chair to save time sending them to the Council. Please make sure you make a complete copy of all paperwork before you turn your packet in.
You can contact the District Advancement Chair or drop off your proposal, project packet, and Eagle application to either of the following addresses.
Home: Mark Neblung, 3215 McKinley St, Clinton, IA 52732 - Phone: (563) 219-8612
Work: Mark Neblung, State Farm, 1300 S 14th St, Clinton, IA 52732 - Phone: (563) 242-3400
Below are links to the different forms you will need on your journey to Eagle. Please use these forms as they are current.
Eagle Scout Rank Application 2014
Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook - PC & MAC instructions
Illowa Council Eagle Reference Letter
Merit Badge Counselor Information