Second Class Rank. Forthe Second Class Rank, a Scout must participate in a service projector projects approved by his Scoutmaster. The time of service must bea minimum of one hour. This project prepares a Scout for the moreinvolved service projects he must perform for the Star, Life, andEagle Scout Ranks.
Starand Life Ranks. ForStar and Life ranks, a Scout must perform six hours of service toothers. This may be done as an individual project or as a member of apatrol or troop project. Star and Life service projects may beapproved for Scouts assisting on Eagle service projects. TheScoutmaster approves the project before it is started.
EagleScout Rank. Fora service project to qualify as an Eagle Scout service project, theScout, while a Life Scout, must plan, develop, and give leadership toothers in a service project benefiting any religious institution,school, or community. These projects, of course, must conform to thewishes and regulations of those for whom the project is undertaken.
TheEagle Scout service project provides the opportunity for the EagleScout candidate to demonstrate the leadership skills he has learnedin Scouting. He does the project outside the sphere of Scouting.
Asa demonstration of leadership, the Scout must plan the work, organizethe personnel needed, and direct the project to its completion.
Serviceto others is important. Work involving council property or other BSAactivities is not acceptable for an Eagle Scout service project. Theservice project also may not be performed for a business, or be of acommercial nature, or be a fund-raiser.