Scouting's Facts

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 FBI 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%.

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