The highest rank in Scouting is the rank of Eagle Scout.
Did you know Wal-Mart Stores Founder Sam M. Walton was an Eagle Scout?
The Eagle Scout badge was first given in 1912 to Arthur Eldred, a Scout from Brooklyn, New York.
By 1982, more than 1 million young men had reached the rank, and the 2 millionth Eagle Scout was recognized in 2009. In 2011, the BSA welcomed more than 51,000 new Eagle Scouts. The organization has averaged more than 50,000 new Eagle Scouts per year over the past six years.
Former President Gerald Ford, Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Mike Rowe, television personality and host of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” are just 3 of the notable citizens that have obtained the rank of Eagle Scout.
Throughout the past century, Eagle Scouts have gone on to become Olympians, surgeons, civil rights leaders, Pulitzer Prize winners, and paragons of business.
We sincerely hope that your son can join this elite group of achievers.