Boy Scout Rank Workbooks



  • The word processor versions of the workbooks have been prepared using the Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Word 2013) and are in the DOCX file format, which was introduced in 2007.  Consequently, in many cases they are NOT compatible with earlier versions on Microsoft Office or other word processors which do not support that file format. However, users of Microsoft Office XP, 2000 and 2003 can download a Compatibility Pack, by clicking here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3. By installing the Compatibility Pack you will be able to use Microsoft Office XP, 2000, or 2003 to open, edit, and save files using the file formats in newer versions of Word (DOCX), Excel (XLSX), and PowerPoint (PPTX) .
  • The PDF versions of the workbooks have been designed with form fields.  Scouts may download these files and then type their notes into the form fields, and save their work locally.  They have been tested successfully with the Adobe Acrobat Reader, the Foxit PDF Reader, and the Nuance PDF Reader.  Each of those programs are available as free downloads.

Please submit errors, omissions, comments or suggestions about the format of any of the WORKBOOKS to: Workbooks@USScouts.Org
Comments or suggestions for changes to the wording of the requirements should be sent to the BSA advancement team at: Merit.BadgAdvancement.Teame@Scouting.Org

Copies of these workbooks (in PDF format only) are also available on the Meritbadge.org website. If you find copies on any other site, they have been placed there without our permission, and we would be grateful to be notified of those cases..  Please write us at  Workbooks@USScouts.Org with the website address.  

The workbooks are all Copyright 2013 - U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.
The requirements are all Copyright 2013 - Boy Scouts of America – and are used with permission.

Boy Scout Rank Advancements

Requirements Workbooks
DOCX Format PDF Format
Scout Badge Word Format PDF Format
Tenderfoot Word Format PDF Format
Second Class Word Format PDF Format
First Class Word Format PDF Format
Star Word Format PDF Format
Life Word Format PDF Format
Eagle Word Format PDF Format
Eagle Palms Word Format PDF Format


Page updated on: July 04, 2013



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