The Eagle Scout Award. It’s Scouting’s highest rank and among its most familiar icons. People who have earned it count it among their most treasured possessions.
So What's the Big Deal?
In a study conducted by Baylor University, Merit Beyond the Badges, found that Eagle Scouts are more likely than others who have never been in Scouting to:
- Have higher levels of planning and preparation skills, be goal-oriented, and network with others
- Be in a leadership position at their place of employment or local community
- Report having closer relationships with family and friends
- Volunteer for religious and nonreligious organizations
- Donate money to charitable groups
- Work with others to improve their neighborhoods