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Cub Advancements
Webelos Activity Badges
Sports Program
Academics Program
Cub Awards

Boy Scout Advancement
   Scout Rank
   Tenderfoot Rank
   Second Class Rank
   First Class Rank
   Star Rank
   Life Rank
   Eagle Rank
   Eagle Palms
Required Merit Badges
Merit Badges
Boy Scout Awards

Venture Advancement
Venture Awards
Sea Scout Advancement
Sea Scout Awards

Order of the Arrow

Religious Awards
Bravery & Merit Awards
Outstanding Service Awards
Scouting Support Awards

Youth Awards for Leaders
Insignia for Youth Awards
Cub Leader Awards
Boy Scout Leader Awards
Venture Leader Awards
Sea Scout Leader Awards
Adult Leader Awards

Adult Advancement
Adult Required MBs
Adult MBs
    Requirements for
Star Rank
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1.Be active in your troop for at least 4 months as a First Class Scout.
2.As a First Class 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.
3.Earn six merit badges, including any four 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.
4.While a First Class Scout, participate in six hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster.
5.While a First Class Scout, serve actively in your troop for four months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster assigned leadership project to help the troop):
Boy 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, troop Webmaster, or outdoor ethics guide. 6
Venturing crew. President, Vice president, Secretary, Treasurer, Den chief, Historian, Guide, Quartermaster, Chaplain Aide, or Outdoor Ethics Guide.
Sea Scout ship. Boatswain, Boatswain's Mate, Purser, Yeoman, Crew Leader, Media Specialist, Specialist, Den Chief, or Chaplain Aide.
Lone Scout. Leadership responsibility in his school, religious organization, club, or elsewhere in his community.
6.With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet "How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parents Guide" and earn the Cyber Chip Award for your grade. 7
7.While a First Class Scout, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
8.Successfully complete your board of review for the Star rank. 8
For Venturers working on Boy Scout requirements, replace "troop" with "crew" and "Scoutmaster" with "Crew Advisor."
For Sea Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace "troop" with "ship" and "Scoutmaster" with "Skipper."
6Assistant patrol leader is not an approved position of responsibility for the Star, Life, or Eagle rank.
7If your family does not have internet access at home AND you do not have ready internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of the requirement may be waived by your Scoutmaster in consultation with your parent or guardian.
8If the board of review does not approve the Scoutís advancement, the decision may be appealed in accordance with Guide to Advancement topic
Please note that Requirement 8 - (Successfully complete your board of review for the Star rank.) MAY be done AFTER the Scout has reached age 18. All other requirements must be completed BEFORE the Scout's 18th Birthday.