It takes 21 Merit Badges to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. There are 10 required badges and the other 11 badges can be selected based on personal interests. One by one the required badges are sewn onto the Merit Badge Sash and soon the non-requireds join their brothers to make a complete set. The time, the dedication and the knowledge gained on the path might be a long one but full of excitement along the way. Congratulations to Trevor for completing one more merit badge as he works towards the full set of 21!