Star Scout

Up through First Class rank, a scout was busy learning skills and becoming a self-sufficient scout. He now moves from being a learner to being a leader. The Star rank is attained with participation, leadership, service, and self-directed advancement through merit badges. Next rank to be earned after Star is Life Scout.


  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 4 months as a First Class Scout.
  2. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Earn 6 merit badges, including any 4 from the required list for Eagle. Scouts choose any 4 of the 15 Eagle required merit badges to fulfill this requirement. See the Eagle Requirements page for the list of Eagle required merit badges:
    1. ______________ (required for Eagle)
    2. ______________ (required for Eagle)
    3. ______________ (required for Eagle)
    4. ______________ (required for Eagle)
    5. ______________
    6. ______________
  4. While a First Class Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least 6 hours of work. These projects must be approved by your Scoutmaster.
  5. While a First Class Scout, serve actively for 4 months in one or more of the leadership positions (or carry out a Scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the troop). See Scout Leadership for available positions.
  6. Take part in a Scoutmaster Conference.
  7. Complete your Board of Review.

Scout Spirit

  • For Star rank, you have to serve in a troop leadership position. Did you serve well and help out the troop, or did you miss meetings, show up unprepared, not get things done, etc.?
  • Are you starting to show the kind of leadership a First Class Scout should know? Do you help organize other Scouts to get things done at campouts (like put up dining flies, set up campfires, etc.?
  • Do you watch out for other Scouts and make sure they're doing OK - on the trail, in camp, etc.?
  • Can you be relied on to finish what you start?
  • Are you always ready to assist and be helpful when you see something that needs doing, or do you just "hang out" with your buddies?
  • Do you show respect for other Troop Leaders as you would like them to respect you when you're leading?
  • Do you also meet the requirements for First Class Scout and Second Class Scout?

Scout Spirit adapted from Hatboro Troop 81 website.

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