Age Requirement Eligibility
Merit badges, badges of rank, and Eagle Palms are for
boys who are registered
Boy Scouts or Varsity Scouts.
Any registered Boy Scout or Varsity Scout may earn
these awards until his 18th birthday. Any Venturer or
Sea Scout who achieved the First Class rank as a Boy
Scout or Varsity Scout in a troop or team may continue
working on the Star, Life, and Eagle ranks and Eagle
Palms up to his 18th birthday.
Rank Advancement for Venturers
Any Venturer who has achieved the First Class rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or Varsity Scout in a team may continue advancement toward the Star, Life, and Eagle Scout ranks up to his 18th birthday. He must meet the requirements as prescribed in the official Boy Scout Handbook and the current Boy Scout Requirements book. The Venturer or Sea Scout may fulfill position of responsibility requirements by serving as president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, quartermaster, historian, den chief, guide, webmaster, Leave No Trace trainer, boatswain, boatswain’s mate, yeoman, purser, or storekeeper.
The unit leader conference will be conducted by the Advisor or Skipper. As the Venturer meets requirements for the Star and Life ranks, a board of review must be conducted by the crew or ship committee. The Eagle board of review is held according to the procedures established by the National Council and local councils