What is an Eagle Scout?
The Eagle Scout Rank is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program. The title of "Eagle Scout" is held for life, thus giving rise to the phrase "Once an Eagle, always an Eagle". An Eagle Scout always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting but also in higher education, business, and in the community.
Not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank. Only around 4 percent of all boys who enter scouting become an Eagle Scout.This represents only 2 million Boy Scouts who have earned the rank since 1911, thus making is a very exclusive accomplishment.
The goals of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness—remain an important of these Scouts for the rest of their lives.