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Age Requirements / Advancement / Highest Awards

Minimum Age
Maximum Age
Highest Award
age 11 OR
age 10 + finished grade 5 OR
age 10 + earned Arrow of Light
until age 18
Eagle Scout (badge / medal)
Eagle Scout

Advancement for Scouts

Scout
Scout
Tenderfoot
Tenderfoot
Second Class
Second Class
First Class
First Class
Star
Star
Life
Life
Eagle Scout
Eagle Scout
Eagle Palms
Eagle Palms
(Bronze/Gold/Silver)

Pictures of Older Rank Badges
All Rank Requirements, Tenderfoot through Eagle Scout, 1910—Present


Other Advancement-related Badges & Awards

Eagle & Regular Merit Badges
Merit Badges (over 130 merit badges; 21
required for Eagle Scout); Eagle required
badge/left; regular badge/right
Pictures & names of all merit badges (PDF)
Interpreter Badges / Religious Award
Interpreter Badges / Religious Award
BSA Aquatic Award
BSA Aquatic Awards
Leave No Trace / Scout World Conservation Award
Leave No Trace / Scout World Conservation Award
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