Eagle Scout is the highest rank a person can reach in Scouting. In fact, only around 5% of all scouts who join ever reach the rank of Eagle. Becoming an Eagle Scout is an exceptionally difficult challenge, even for scouts who can complete merit badges and rank requirements quickly.
To earn the Eagle Scout rank, a youth must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills. Although many options are available to demonstrate proficiency in these areas, a number of specific skills, such as cooking, personal management, citizenship, communication, and more, are required to advance through the ranks. These ranks include: Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle. To advance, a scout must complete merit badges, demonstrate knowledge, be a good citizen, and demonstrate leadership.