Eagle Scouts

Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting.

  • In 2013, 56,841 Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank.
  • From 1912 to 2013, 2.3 million Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank.
  • Around 7 percent of all Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2013.
  • In 2013, 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:
      • Tenderfoot
      • Second Class
      • First Class
      • Star
      • Life
      • Eagle
    • Earn 21 merit badges, including:
      • First Aid
      • Citizenship in the Community
      • Citizenship in the Nation
      • Citizenship in the World
      • Communications
      • Cooking
      • Environmental Science
      • Personal Fitness
      • Camping
      • 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.

National Eagle Scout Association

  • Founded in 1972, the National Eagle Scout Association maintains contact with Eagle Scouts to sustain their interest in Scouting.
  • Eagle Scouts in good standing may join.
  • Applications for membership are available through:
    • Local council
    • The NESA Web page
    • Contacting the Scouting Alumni Association at the national office
  • For more information, visit the official NESA website at www.nesa.org

Eagle Scout Scholarships

The Jersey Shore Council is accepting nominations for the Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the year award.  The contest is for Eagle Scouts whose Board of Review was held between January 1, 2020 and February 8, 2021.  The signed Nomination Form and a pdf copy of the Eagle Scout Workbook and photos must be submitted no later than February 12, 2021.  The Nomination Form is available at the NESA web site (NESA.org).  All submittals should be emailed to Charles Morgan Jersey Shore Council NESA Chair at cmorgan5054@msn.com.


File Name Description
Eagle Palm Application Download
Eagle Scout Dignitary List Download
Japeechen Lodge OA Eagle Neckerchief Download
National Jewish Committee on Scouting Eagle Kit Application Download
Stephen Hyde Scholarship Download