The Value of Scouting and earning Eagle
any one hundred boys who become Scouts, some thirty will
drop out in their first year. Perhaps this may be regarded as a failure, but in
later life all of these will remember that they had been Scouts and will speak well
of the program.
of the one hundred will learn something from Scouting. Almost all will develop
hobbies that will add interest throughout the rest of their lives. Approximately
one-half will serve in the military, and in varying degrees profit from their
Scout training. At least one will use it to save another person's life and many
will credit it with saving their own.
Today, six of the one hundred will reach Eagle rank, and at least one will later say
that he valued his Eagle above his college degree. Many will find their future
vocation through merit badge work and Scouting contacts. Seventeen of the one
hundred boys will later become Scout leaders and will teach leadership to
thousands of additional boys.
Only one in six boys in America will become Scouts, but it is interesting to know
that of the leaders in this nation in business, religion and politics, three out
of four were Scouts.
alumni record is equally impressive. A nation-wide survey of high schools
revealed the following information:
of student council presidents were Scouts
of senior class presidents were Scouts
of junior class presidents were Scouts
of school publication editors were Scouts
of football captains were Scouts
also account for:
of Air Force Academy graduates
of West Point graduates
of Annapolis graduates
of Rhodes Scholars
of F.B.I. agents
of the first 29 astronauts
AND a previous survey of leaders revealed that United States Senators, U.S. Representatives, state Governors, senior military officers, Chief Executive Officers/Presidents of corporations are Eagle Scouts. Of the 214 former and present astronauts, 142 have taken part in Scouting. 33 became Eagle Scouts, including Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon.
This page last updated on December 06, 2016
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