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Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting.
- In 2012, the centennial year of the Eagle Scout Award, 57,976 Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank—more than in any previous year.
- From 1912 to 2012, more than 2 million Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank.
- Around 7 percent of all Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2012.
- In 2012, the average age of boys earning the Eagle Scout rank was 17 years of age.
Eagle Scout Rank
- To earn the rank, a Boy Scout must:
- Progress through the ranks in the following order:
- Second Class
- First Class
- Earn 21 merit badges, including:
- First Aid
- Citizenship in the Community
- Citizenship in the Nation
- Citizenship in the World
- Environmental Science or Sustainability
- Personal Fitness
- Family Life
- Personal Management
- Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving
- Cycling, Hiking, or Swimming
- Serve six months in a troop leadership position.
- Plan, develop, and give leadership to a service project for any religious organization or any school or community.
- Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
- Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.
Boy Scouts with disabilities may qualify for the Eagle Scout rank by fulfilling alternative requirements as determined by their council.