Attaining the Eagle rank is often the end goal of a scout and his parents. It looks good on a resume and shows commitment to a program over an extended span of time. But, just like each rank advancement before it, the Eagle rank is a major advancement milestone, but not the culmination of scouting.
After reaching Eagle, a Scout can continue to earn merit badges and be rewarded with an Eagle Palm for each 5 additional merit badges
Eagle Scout.org provides tools and information for Scouts on their journey toward Eagle rank.
Boy Scout Trail is another site that offers more guidance on the trail to Eagle.
Do you know who was BSA's first Eagle Scout ? Find out who by going to Eagle Scout.org
National Eagle Scout Association: NESA
Eagle Scout Rank Application: Application
The Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook is new as of Jan 1st 2014 due to revised wording for requirement 5. The book can be found at the link below. Please choose the link for PC or MAC.
After becoming an Eagle Scout, you may earn Palms by completing the following requirements:
- Be active in your troop and patrol for at least three months after becoming an Eagle Scout or after award of last Palm. (Eagle Palms must be earned in sequence, and the three-month tenure requirement must be observed for each Palm.)
- Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
- Make a satisfactory effort to develop and demonstrate leadership ability.
- Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or last Palm. (Merit badges earned any time since becoming a Boy Scout may be used to meet this requirement.)
- Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
- Complete a board of review.
You may wear only the proper combination of Palms for the number of merit badges you earned beyond the rank of Eagle. The Bronze Palm represents five merit badges, the Gold Palm 10, and the Silver Palm 15.