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Famous Eagle Scouts

This weekend I attended an Eagle Scout court of honor. And being an Eagle Scout myself, I always love to see another young man earn this prestigious award.

As Mike Rowe said, "The Eagle Award is not really meant for people who need to be dragged across the finish line. It's meant for a select few..."

Rowe is of course the awesome host of Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel.

And he's an Eagle Scout.

That got me to thinking, what other famous Eagle Scouts are there.

Here's a short list of some famous Eagle Scouts:

  • Austin Collie: Wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL
There are a WHOLE lot more than I can list here. Yet, one thing is for sure, the rank of Eagle Scout is an elite award. Only 4% of all boys that enter scouting earn the rank. That's not very many.


  1. Mike talks regularly about his experience with Scouting on his website, mikeroweworks.com. In fact, he blogged on Saturday and talked to a young scout: http://www.mikeroweworks.com/2010/06/mike-replies-to-a-slightly-offended-not-very-enthusiastic-scout/

  2. My son's Court of Honor is next week. I enjoyed this post :)

  3. Mrs4444, please tell your son congratulations! That is a very big accomplishment and I wish him the best!