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Scouting Statistics

For every 100 boys who enter the Boy Scouts of America:
  • 30 will drop out the first year
  • Only will 1 rarely appear before a juvenile court judge
  • 12 will be from families that belong to no church
    • 6 of these Scouts will be brought into contact with a church and continue
  • 3 will become pastors
  • 4 will reach Eagle Scout
  • 45 will serve in the military
  • 1 will use their Scouting skills to save somebody else's life
  • 2 will report they used their Scouting skills to save their own life
  • 17 will later serve as adult leaders
  • 8 will find their life vocations from Scouting
  • 5 will earn religious emblems
Only 4 out of 100 boys in the United States will become Scouts, but of the leaders of business, religion, and politics of this nation, 3 out of 4 were Boy Scouts.
  • 26 of 29 of the first NASA astronauts are Eagle Scouts
  • 11 out of the 12 men who walked on the moon are Eagle Scouts
  • 133 of the 233 NASA astronauts were Scouts

  • 65% of all college and university graduates were Scouts
  • Senior Class Presidents -- 89% were scouts. 
  • Junior Class Presidents -- 80% were scouts. 
  • Student Council Presidents -- 85% were scouts. 
  • School newspaper editors -- 88% were scouts. 
  • Football Captains -- 71% were scouts. 
  • Basketball captains -- 64% were scouts. 

  • 64% of Air Force Academy graduates were scouts
  • 58% West Point Graduates were scouts. 
  • 70% of Annapolis graduates were scouts. 
  • 72% Rhodes Scholars were scouts. 
  • 85% of FBI Agents were scouts at one time.

Troop 555
Top 10 Merit Badges earned in 2016:
  1. First Aid
  2. Swimming
  3. Environmental Science
  4. Citizenship in the World
  5. Citizenship in the Nation
  6. Cooking
  7. Camping
  8. Communication
  9. Personal Fitness
  10. Citizenship in the Community
Top 10 elective Merit Badges earned in 2016:
  1. Rifle Shooting
  2. Fingerprinting
  3. Archery
  4. Leatherwork
  5. Wilderness Survival
  6. Wood Carving
  7. Kayaking
  8. Canoeing
  9. Chess
  10. Fishing
Bottom 10 Merit Badges:
  1. Bugling
  2. American Business
  3. Stamp Collecting
  4. American Labor
  5. Journalism
  6. Surveying
  7. Drafting
  8. Gardening
  9. Landscape Architecture
  10. Composite Materials
In the Denver Area Council:
  • 378 Troops exist with a total of 7,985
  • 91% of all Scouts graduate from High School
  • 532 Scouts earned the rank of Eagle Scout
  • 217,100 service hours valued at $5.63 million were contributed by Scouts
  • 15,385 Merit Badges were earned by Denver Area Boy Scouts
  • 8,827 rank advancements were achieved in the last year

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