Service Hour Requirements

New Boy Scout service requirements

Tenderfoot: One hour of service

Participate in a total of one hour of service in one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. Explain how your service to others relates to the Scout slogan and Scout motto.

Second Class: Two hours of service

Participate in two hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. Tell how your service to others relates to the Scout Oath.

First Class: Three hours of service

Participate in three hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. The project(s) must not be the same service project(s) used for Tenderfoot and Second Class. Explain how your service to others relates to the Scout Law.

Star: Six hours of service

While a First Class Scout, participate in six hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster.

Life: Six hours of service, at least three of which are conservation-related

While a Star Scout, participate in six hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. At least three hours of this service must be conservation-related.

Eagle Scout: The Eagle Scout service project

While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than the Boy Scouts of America.)