Eagle Palm


Eagle Palms are awarded for continued leadership and skills development (merit badges) after the Eagle Scout rank has been earned. These palms help keep the Eagle Scouts active within the unit, contributing to the leadership of the unit, and assisting with the growth of the other Scouts within the unit.

Eagle palms are pinned to the Eagle Award ribbon for Boy Scouts - they are not displayed on the uniform. Adult Eagle Scouts can display them on their ribbon or pinned to their Eagle Scout square knot patch.

  1. After becoming an Eagle Scout, scouts may earn Palms by completing the following requirements:

Be active in your troop and patrol for at least three months after becoming an Eagle Scout or after award of last Palm.

  1. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  2. Make a satisfactory effort to develop and demonstrate leadership ability.
  3. Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or last Palm. Merit badges earned any time since becoming a Boy Scout may be used to meet this requirement.
  4. Take part in a Scoutmaster Conference.
  5. Complete your Board of Review.

You may wear only the proper combination of Palms for the number of merit badges you earned beyond the rank of Eagle. Each palm represents merit badges as:

  • Bronze Palm: 5 merit badges
  • Gold Palm: 10 merit badges
  • Silver Palm: 15 merit badges
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