Eagle Palms

Eagle Palms are awarded for continued leadership and skills development (merit badges) after the Eagle Scout rank has been earned. These palms help keep the Eagle Scouts active within the troop, contributing to the leadership of the troop, and assisting with the growth of the other Scouts within the .

Eagle palms are pinned to the Eagle Award ribbon for Boy Scouts, or pinned to the Eagle rank patch. Adult Eagle Scouts can display them on their ribbon or pinned to their Eagle Scout square knot patch.

After successfully completing your Eagle Scout board of review and being validated as an Eagle Scout by the National Service Center, you will be entitled to receive an Eagle Palm for each additional 5 merit badges you have completed before your Eagle Scout board of review. For these Palms, only, it will not be necessary for you to complete any of the requirements stated below.

After becoming an Eagle Scout, scouts may earn Palms by completing the following requirements:

  1. Be active in the Boy Scouts of America for at least three months after becoming an Eagle Scout or after the last Palm was earned.

  2. Since earning the Eagle Scout rank or your last Eagle Palm, demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.

  3. Continue to set a satisfactory example of accepting responsibility or demonstrating leadership ability.

  4. Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or last Palm. Merit badges earned any time since becoming a Boy Scout may be used to meet this requirement.

  5. While an Eagle Scout, participate in a Scoutmaster conference

You may wear only the proper combination of Palms for the number of merit badges you earned beyond the rank of Eagle. The Bronze Palm represents five merit badges, the Gold Palm 10, and the Silver Palm 15.