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Star and Life

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Star and Life rank require the Boy Scout to participate in troop-level leadership and in the Merit Badge program.

Advancement Process

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Each Scout is expected to advance at his own pace.

 

Troop meetings and campouts include instruction and testing for all requirements of Scout, Tenderfoot, 2nd Class and 1st Class ranks.  Each boy will be taught the required skill, coached through the the skill and then tested by demonstrating the skill without coaching.

 

Scouts will receive sign-off for the skill from the Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, the Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters or Committee Members.

 

Please visit the appropriate page (at the right) for the rank requirements.

At the completion of all requirements for a rank, the Scout will ask for a Scoutmaster Conference.  For Scout, Tenderfoot, 2nd and 1st Class ranks, please contact any Assistant Scoutmaster.  For Star, Life and Eagle, please contact the Scoutmaster.

 

Once the Scout has completed the Scoutmaster Conference, they are expected to contact the Advancement Chair to schedule a Board of Review.

Star Rank

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Star is the first rank that requires a Scout to participate in troop-level leadership the Merit Badge program.  The requirements for Star include:

  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least four months as a First Class Scout.
  2. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Earn six merit badges, including any four from the required list for Eagle.
  4. While a First Class Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least six hours of work. These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster.
  5. While a First Class Scout, serve actively 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):
  • Patrol leader
  • assistant senior patrol leader
  • senior patrol leader
  • Venture 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
  • Leave No Trace trainer

For a list of full requirements for Star rank, please consult the Boy Scout Handbook or click here.

Life Rank

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Life is a continuation of the requirements of the Star rank.  The Star Scout is required to do the following:

  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least six months as a Star Scout.
  2. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Earn five more merit badges (so that you have 11 in all), including any three more from the required list for Eagle. (See the Eagle Rank Requirements, number 3, for this list.) A Scout may choose any of the 15 required merit badges in the 12 categories to fulfill this requirement.
  4. While a Star Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least six hours of work. These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster.
  5. While a Star Scout, serve actively for six months in one or more of the troop positions of responsibility listed in requirement 5 for Star Scout (or carry out a Scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the troop).
  6. While a Star Scout, use the EDGE method to teach a younger Scout the skills from ONE of the following six choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his unit leader’s satisfaction.
    a. Second Class—7a and 7c (first aid)
    b. Second Class—1a (outdoor skills)
    c. Second Class—3c, 3d, 3e, and 3f (cooking/camping)
    d. First Class—8a, 8b, 8c, and 8d (first aid)
    e. First Class—1, 7a, and 7b (outdoor skills)
    f. First Class—4a, 4b, and 4d (cooking/camping)

For a listing of the full requirements for Life rank, please consult the Boy Scout Handbook or click here.