Eagle Scout is the highest rank a Scout age 11-17 can achieve.
Read helpful steps on your Trail to Eagle below..
The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting but also as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service.
Not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank. In fact, only 4 percent of all Boy Scouts do so. More than 1.2 million Boy Scouts have earned the rank since 1911, and they make up only 0.512% of the U.S. male population. Eagle Scouts are a special breed!
This page is dedicated to the youth who strive to become a part of the small percent of young men who reach Scouting’s highest achievement.
Congratulations! You’ve earned the Life Scout rank and are ready to begin your Eagle Scout Service Project. Before you take the first step, carefully read the information on this page and print the documents and materials you’ll need.
If you already know what you’re Eagle Service Project is going to be, that’s great!
Starting Your Eagle Project
To meet National Boy Scout requirements, you must have your Eagle Scout Service Project Proposal approved by an Eagle Project Counselor before you begin your work. Click here for a listing of approved Eagle Project Counselors or ask your unit leader for a reference.
You must use an Eagle Service Project Counselor in current standing from the approved list. There are no other approved counselors.
Choose an Eagle Project Counselor, then call and make an appointment to meet with him/her immediately. Your counselor will assist you as develop a project proposal and continue to work with you as your Eagle Project Coach to help you develop a final plan.
Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Location: The Grand
See Photos from 2018 Dinner
Eagle Scout Stats
Nationally, 6.57% of all Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank
Since 1912 more than 2,485,473 young men have earned the Eagle Scout rank
|2016||61||55,186||17 y 127 d|
|2015||86||54,366||17 y 124 d|
|2014||79||51,820||17 y 113 d|
|2013||63||56,841||17 y 87 d|
|2012||57||58,659||17 y 84 d|
|2011||56||51,933||17 y 116 d|
Recent History of Eagles
We are proud of our rich history of Eagle Scouts here in the Long Beach Area Council. Click the years below to find a list of Eagle Scouts from that year.
Independent Research Study
Eagle Scout Rank Requirements
To earn the rank, a Scout must:
- Progress through the ranks in the following order:
- Earn 21 merit badges, including:
- 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
- Cycling OR Hiking OR Swimming
- Family Life
- Serve six months in a troop leadership position.
- Plan, develop, and give leadership to a service project for any religious organization or any school or community.
- Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
- Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.
Boy Scouts with disabilities may qualify for the Eagle Scout rank by fulfilling alternative requirements as determined by their council.