Eagle Scout Rank and Eagle Scout Service Project Information

Since 1912, the Eagle Scout rank has represented a milestone of accomplishment—perhaps without equal—that is recognized across the country and even the world. Those who have earned the Eagle Scout rank count it among their most treasured achievements. “Eagle Scout” is not just an award; it is a state of being. Those who earned it as youth continue to earn it every day as adults. That is why an Eagle Scout IS an Eagle Scout—not was.

Over the more than 100 years since the first Eagle, a formal application process has evolved that is important in maintaining the award’s well-recognized prestige.

See the menu to the right for more information: 1) Eagle Scout Rank Application Process, 2) Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, 3) Eagle Scout Service Project Approvers, and 4) Eagle Scout Rank Application.


The Citizenship in Society Merit Badge  A total of 21 merit badges (10 more than required for the Life rank) must be earned for the Eagle Scout rank, including 14 specific merit badges. Citizenship in Society is the latest in this set of 14. All Eagle Scout Rank candidates must use only the below application, which includes this merit badge.



Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, February 2023

This is version 2023a, which fixes some minor technical issues from version 2022.  Scouts who have already started preparing their workbook using the 2022 version may continue to use it. They do not need to redo it using the 2023 version.


Eagle Scout Rank Application, June 2022


Those who have been awarded the Eagle Scout Rank may be interested in the Glenn A. and Melissa W. Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award and the NESA National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. See the menu for these resources as well.