Star is the rank above First Class and below Life Scout. Star is awarded when the Scout serves actively in the troop, team or crew, serves in a position of responsibility for at least 4 months, performs at least six hours of community service, and earns six merit badges (four of which must be required for Eagle Scout rank).
Initially, the Life badge was awarded for five merit badges and the Star badge was awarded for ten. The order was reversed in the 1920s when it was decided that the five-pointed star of Star Scout better represented the five merit badges required for first rank above First Class. That symbolism was lost when the number of merit badges required for Star was increased to six in 1990.
Star Scout Rank Requirements
Sample Star Scout Board of Review Questions