Eagle Scout Rank

Since 1912, the Eagle Scout rank has represented a milestone of accomplishment—perhaps without equal—that is recognized across the country and even the world. Those who have earned the Eagle Scout rank count it among their most treasured achievements. “Eagle Scout” is not just an award; it is a state of being. Those who earned it as youth continue to earn it every day as adults. That is why an Eagle Scout IS an Eagle Scout—not was.

The following links are helpful for preparing and submitting the Eagle Scout Rank Application and accompanying materials.

Download and complete the Eagle Scout Project Workbook from the national office. Remember: Do not begin any work on your project, or raise any money, or obtain any materials, until your project proposal has been approved.

Beyond Eagle

Palms - After successfully completing your Eagle Scout board of review on or after Aug. 1, 2017, and being validated as an Eagle Scout by the National Service Center, you will be entitled to receive an Eagle Palm for each additional five merit badges you have completed before your Eagle board of review beyond those required for Eagle. All current Scouts who have completed their Eagle board of review and who had not passed their 18th birthday before August 1, 2017, are also entitled to receive Eagle Palms 

The Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award - An annual recognition of the high quality of Eagle Scout Service Projects. Each Council is entitled to one representative and that Scout earns the Bronze level which is a Bronze pin that can go on the Scout’s Eagle Medal or Eagle Square knot when an adult.  The council representative is sent to the Region and one Regional winner is selected (Silver Level) and the 4 regions send their nominee to National for the Adams Award winner (awarded at the Annual National Meeting) and Gold pin.

FBI Certificates for Eagle Scouts

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will provide special certificates for Eagle Scouts. Requests should be sent to:
Executive Secretariat
Room 6236, J. Edgar Hoover Building
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20535-0001

Include the Eagle Scout's name as it should appear on the certificate, the address to which the certificate should be sent, and the Eagle's unit number and council name with your request.



File Name Description
Eagle Scout Rank Application June 2022 Revision (Includes Citizenship in Society) Download
Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook No. 2023a February 2023 Download