Scoutbook assigns the MBs by completion date with the oldest going to Star and fills them in from there chronologically.
This is automatic. Other than changing the completion date of the badge, there is no other way to rearrange the badges.
- If the palm is earned with Eagle rank – use the same date as Eagle. (The Eagle board of review date and the Eagle completion date should be the same.)
- If palm is earned after Eagle – You wait 3 months from Eagle board of review between each palm then approve
The right way to wear a combination of palms
The Bronze Palm represents the first five merit badges beyond the 21 required for Eagle. The Gold Palm represents the next five (10 total), and the Silver Palm the third five (15 total).
After that, you’ll combine multiple Palms. While qualifying Eagle Scouts can wear multiple Silver Palms, they should never wear more than 1 Bronze or 1 Gold Palm. You’ll see why in this handy chart that shows the proper Palm combinations.
|Total number of merit badges||Number beyond minimum||Palm combination|
|41||20||1 Bronze, 1 Silver|
|46||25||1 Gold, 1 Silver|
|56||35||1 Bronze, 2 Silver|
|61||40||1 Gold, 2 Silver|
|71||50||1 Bronze, 3 Silver|
|76||55||1 Gold, 3 Silver|
|86||65||1 Bronze, 4 Silver|
|91||70||1 Gold, 4 Silver|
|101||80||1 Bronze, 5 Silver|
|106||85||1 Gold, 5 Silver|
|116||95||1 Bronze, 6 Silver|
|121||100||1 Gold, 6 Silver|
|131||110||1 Bronze, 7 Silver|
|136||115||1 Gold, 7 Silver|