What does it mean to be a Boy Scout? Is it merely rules, merit badges and campfire songs, or is it more? Daniel Carter Beard, one of the first national scout commissioners of the Boy Scouts of America, once said, “We must depend upon the Boy Scout movement to produce the men of the future.”
But before boys can truly become men through the Scouts, they have to prove themselves worthy of the title of Eagle Scout, the highest obtainable rank in scouting. Since its introduction in 1911, more than 2 million young men have earned the Eagle Scout rank.