Wow! Last year 51,820 young men earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Perhaps your name will be on the list for 2015, 2016 or beyond!
From Bryan on Scouting: Seeing one young man finish the journey toward becoming an Eagle Scout is an awesome sight. Even if you’ve never met this new Eagle Scout, you know Scouting has prepared him to become a future leader, a quality husband and an all-around great guy.
Here are some quick facts about the 2014 Eagle Scout class:
Eagle Scout service project hours
Every 2014 Eagle Scout completed an Eagle Scout service project, and the combined number of hours put in for those selfless acts of service was 8,127,532 hours.
Value of Eagle project hours
If the estimated value of volunteer time is $22.55 per hour, that means Eagle Scouts and the volunteers they led provided $183.3 million worth of service to their communities.
The Eagle Scouts of 2014 say, “You’re welcome, America.”
Hours served per Eagle project
The average number of project hours per Eagle Scout last year was 156.84 hours.
That’s slightly down from the 2013 average of 164.44 hours per project.
From the BSA Newsroom: Since the Eagle Scout rank was first awarded in 1912, more than 2 million young men have achieved the Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank. A study conducted by Baylor University, Merit Beyond the Badge, found that Eagle Scouts are more likely than men 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.
Nice work Class of 2014!
“Oh, the possibilities!”