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 nationwide 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.

Courtesy of the US Scouting Service Project