Scouting's Bottom Line

 

 

What happens to a Scout? For every 100 boys who join Scouting, records indicate that:

 

  • RARELY will one be brought before the juvenile court system 

  • 2 will become Eagle Scouts 

  • 17 will become future Scout volunteers 

  • 12 will have their first contact with a church 

  • 1 will enter the clergy 

  • 5 will earn their church award 

  • 18 will develop a hobby that will last through their adult life 

  • 8 will enter a vocation that was learned through the merit badge system

  • 1 will use his Scouting skills to save his own life 

  • 1 will use his Scouting skills to save the life of another person

 

Scouting's alumni record is equally impressive. A recent nation- wide survey of high schools revealed the following information:

 

  • 85% of student council presidents were Scouts 

  • 89% of senior class presidents were Scouts 

  • 80% of junior class presidents were Scouts 

  • 75% of school publication editors were Scouts 

  • 71% of football captains were Scouts

 

Scouts also account for:

 

  • 64% of Air Force Academy graduates 

  • 68% of West Point graduates 

  • 70% of Annapolis graduates 

  • 72% of Rhodes Scholars 

  • 85% of F.B.I. agents 

  • 26 of the first 29 astronauts 

 

Note: Since this was written the percentage of Eagle Scouts has climbed to nearly 4%. The Eagle Scout Service in 1997 announced that the figure was 3.89%.

 

For more information, please see http://usscouts.org/eagle/bottomline.asp

Originally Published on November 12, 2014

Webmaster - Freddie B; Last Updated - December 2, 2019