Life to Eagle Scout
To aid Life Scouts as they work towards getting their Eagle Scout, we encourage all Life Scouts to work with a Life-to-Eagle Coach. This Life-to-Eagle Coach serves as a mentor and a guide for the Life Scout as well as a liaison between the District Eagle Committee and the Scout Troop leaders. Zion District approved Life-to-Eagle coaches.
While a Life Scout, an Eagle candidate must plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community and is commonly referred to as an “Eagle Project”. Right click and save the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook. You’ll need to open this in Adobe Reader (not Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, or other web browser).
To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement rank in Scouting, a Boy Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills. Although many options are available to demonstrate proficiency in these areas, a number of specific skills are required to advance through the ranks to Eagle. To advance, a Boy Scout must pass specific tests that are organized by requirements and merit badges.
Merit badges signify the mastery of certain Scouting skills, as well as helping boys increase their skill in an area of personal interest. Of the more than 100 merit badges available, 21 must be earned to qualify for Eagle Scout. Of this group, 13 badges are Eagle required merit badges.
Beginning with the Star rank, and continuing through Life and Eagle, a Scout must demonstrate participation in increasingly more responsible service projects. At these levels, he also must demonstrate leadership skills by holding one or more specific youth positions of responsibility in his patrol and/or troop.