Star Rank Requirements

1. Be active in your troop for at least four 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.

Name of Merit Badge                                                    Date Earned

(Eagle-required) ________________________________________

(Eagle-required) ________________________________________

(Eagle-required) ________________________________________

(Eagle-required) ________________________________________

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-approved leadership project to help the troop):

Boy Scout troop: Patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, troop guide, Order of the Arrow troop representative, den chief, scribe, librarian, historian, quartermaster, bugler, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, webmaster, or outdoor ethics guide.

Varsity Scout team: Captain, co-captain, program manager, squad leader, team secretary, Order of the Arrow team representative, librarian, historian, quartermaster, chaplain aide, instructor, den chief, webmaster, or outdoor ethics guide.

Venturing Crew/Sea Scout ship: President, vice president, secretary, treasurer, den chief, quartermaster, historian, guide, boatswain, boatswain’s mate, yeoman, purser, storekeeper, or webmaster.

Loan Scout Leadership responsibility in your school, religious organization, club, or elsewhere in your 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 from your grade.

7. While a First Class Scout, participate in a Scoutmaster conference.

8. Successfully complete your board of review for the Star rank.


Notes: For Varsity Scouts working on Boy scout requirements, replace “troop” with “team” and “Scoutmaster” with “Varsity Scout Coach.” 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.”

Assistant patrol leader is not an approved position of the responsibility for the Star rank.

If 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 this requirement may be waived by your Scoutmaster in consultation with your parent or guardian.

If the board of review does not approve the Scout’s advancement, the decision may be appealed in accordance with Guide to Advancements topic