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Eagle Scout Corner

Close up of an Eagle Scout pendant on a Scout's uniformSoaring with Eagles

What do astronauts James Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong; Olympic athlete Willie Banks; professional football player Jim Hill; director and producer Steven Spielberg; former President Gerald Ford; and TV anchor Walter Cronkite have in common? That's right, all of them were Eagle Scouts!

Only 5 percent of all Boy Scouts become Eagle Scouts. In order to do so, a Scout must earn 21 out of a possible 120 merit badges. Of this group, 12 are required. In addition to being in good company, Eagle Scouts are actively sought by colleges and businesses, and have access to a variety of local and national college scholarships through the Boy Scouts organization.

To learn more about how to soar with Eagles and become a part of this rare breed, check out the Denver Eagle Scout Association.

The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is reaching out to all Eagle Scouts for the Roll of Honor book. If you have not updated your information with NESA, please contact them at http://nesa.org to update your information.

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