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Scout's sign of success
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By Kyle NetzelFirst Person ReporterMonroe Boy ScoutThe Eagle Scout Award is the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve. In 1912, awarding this title began as a sort of "super merit badge" for Scouts who earned 21 other merit badges, five of them required (First Aid and/or Lifesaving are now among those required). Over time there have been some changes to qualifying for this badge, but the most important has been for "the Scout to plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community.