A Boy Scout who earns the rank of Eagle Scout gets to keep the coveted title for the rest of his life. It isn’t easy to get there, however. A prospective Eagle Scout has to earn at least 21 merit badges and must plan and execute a community service project that demonstrates his leadership skills.
Only five percent of Boy Scouts win promotion to Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting.
Famous Eagle Scouts include Academy Award winning movie director Steven Spielberg, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.