So, 4 out of 100, make Eagle Scout.So what about the other 94 or 92 scouts who didn’t make it to Eagle.Is it just wasted time? The scouts have “Aims and Methods”. Thingsfound in the Scout Oath and Law, the Patrol Method, Outdoorstraining, Personal growth, Leadership and So on. Advancement iscertainly one of these, but only one. Just being part of the programgives the opportunity to “better and belong”.
Sure we know some famous Eagle Scouts like Sam Walton, JamesLovell, Hank Aaron, Gerald Ford, John Glenn Ross Perot and StevenSpeilberg.
But how about some “Not-Quite-Eagles” like John F. Kennedy, JimmyStewart, Harrison Ford, Merlin Olson, Richard Gere, Nolan Ryan, JimMorrison, Joe Theisman, Bill Gates and not-quite British Scout’sQueen’s Scout – Paul McCartney. The list goes on and on.
Scouting makes a difference !