16 Awesome Eagle Scout Statistics

Eagle Scout Statistics

The Eagle Scout’s are comprised of over 2.7 million youth members and one million volunteers. Over 57,976 scouts have earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2012. The following statistics outlined the current state of Eagle Scouts as according to Scouting for All resources.

Eagle Scout Service

1. Approximately 13.5 million hours of service has been reported in 2012.
2. Almost $300 billion of service was provided by Scouts and leaders to communities across the United States.
3. The total number of members since 1910 have exceeded 104 million.
4. Total number of badges earned is 40,029.
5. Total number of individual scouts who earned heroism awards were 240.

100 Year Anniversary of Eagle Scouts

Commemorating 100 years from the first Eagle Scout in 1912, and the 2 million plus Eagle Scouts that followed.

Most Common Contributions Provided

The top five most common forms of community contributions provided by the Eagle Scouts.

1. Litter Cleanup
2. Food Collection and Distribution
3. Community Dimension and Beautification
4. Conservation Projects
5. Military Support/Appreciation

6 Interesting Statistics of Former Members

Here are six interesting facts about former Eagle Scount members.

1. 181 NASA astronauts were involved in Scouting (57.4% of astronauts). 39 are Eagle Scouts.
2. 36.4 percent of the United States Military Academy (West Point) cadets were involved in Scouting as youth. 16.3 percent of cadets are Eagle Scouts.
3. 22.5 percent of United States Air Force Academy cadets were involved in Scouting as youth. 11.9 percent of cadets are Eagle Scouts.
4. 25 percent of United States Naval Academy (Annapolis) midshipmen were involved in Scouting as youth. 11 percent of midshipmen are Eagle Scouts.
5. 189 members of the 113th Congress participated in Scouting as a youth and/or adult leader. 27 are Eagle Scouts.
6. 18 current U.S. governors participated in Scouting as a youth and/or adult volunteer. Four are Eagle Scouts.

Facts and Statistics About Eagle Scouts

An infographic outlining interesting statistics and facts about the Eagle Scouts and its alumni.

Eagle Scout Statistics