Eagle Scout is the highest attainable rank in Boy Scouting and requires years of dedication and hard work. Scouts must demonstrate proficiency in leadership, service, and outdoor skills at multiple levels before achieving the rank of Eagle. Fewer than 5 percent of Boy Scouts earn the Eagle badge.
- The first Eagle badge was awarded in 1912
- Only about 2 percent of all Boy Scouts earn the Eagle rank
- The 1 millionth Eagle Scout was honored in 1982
- In 2008, a record 52,025 scouts earned the rank of Eagle
- The 2 millionth Eagle Scout was honored in 2009
Even though Troop 210 has been chartered on and off since 1940, only two Scouts have reached the rank of Eagle Scout.
Gilbert Ward February 25, 1943
Joseph E. Ryder June 2, 2016