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Eagle Scout
 is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. A Scout who attains this rank is called an Eagle Scout or Eagle. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout. Additional recognition can be earned through Eagle Palms, awarded for completing additional tenure, leadership, and merit badge requirements.

Since being founded in 1997, eighty-three Scouts have earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 98.

2021 (7/83)
Stephen Autieri
Daniel Williams
Zach Malloy
Ryan McLaughlin
EJ Whitaker
Teddy Nagle
Brendan Garrity

2020 (5/76)
Seth Miller
Jack Sanfilippo
Andrew Willoughby
Marshall Matez
Joey Brogan

2019 (8/71)
Carmen Ostroski
Marc Zamora
William Bishop
Evan Meiers
Will Marcinkowski
Adam Pieroni
Keegan McLaughlin
Sanjit Shelukar

2018 (7/63)
Jeff Cutcher
Joel Bjordammen
Sam Barsh
Ryan Cleary
Caleb Goldberg
Alex Tomlinson
Thomas Nagle

2017 (6/56)
Jay Mudambi
Zack Skalecki
Brendan McCool
Adam Zamora
Andrew Piszek
Nicholas Moeller

2016 (9/50)
Timothy Giddings
C. Vaughan Hart
Alex Sanfilippo
Derrick Kuklinski
Nate Truitt
Jake Pogorzelski
Riley Bakes
Christian Lundy
Matthew Bahr

2015 (9/41)
Alex Hughes
Jonathan O'Donnell
Liam FitzPatrick
Michael Galbally
Michael Chinn
Samson Kale
Patrick Clements
Matthew Meiers
Henry Barsh
2014 (8/32)
Aaron Pieroni
Michael Hong
Mac Hennessy
Max X. Marrocco
Christopher W. McCool
Matthew T. McCool
Troy D. Thurston
William N. Elliott

2013 (6/24)
Andrew T. Johnson
Luke G. Tarzia
Matthew E. Pellegrino
Alexander M. Skalecki
Matthew W. Trejo
James D. Pogorzelski

2012 (5/18)
Alexander S. Okamoto
C. Dakotah McClain
Mack S. Finkel
Troy A. Bellettirie
Seth A. Bakes

2010 (4/13)
Jaein Lee
Charles E. Thurston
Brandon Grant
Gregory C. Kozemchak

William G. Parkinson

2007 (4/8)
Eric A. Blumenthal
Alexander V. Hayden
Kyle W. Parkinson
Kevin A. Pfister

2005 (3/4)
Joseph M. Skoien
Ryan E. Pfister
Michael P. Thomas

Greg D. Walter

Eagle Scout Class of 2019: The numbers behind the largest Eagle class ever

Posted on February 24, 2020

Prior year statistics are HERE.

More young people became Eagle Scouts in 2019 than in any other year in the 108-year history of the prestigious award.

Exactly 61,353 young men earned the Eagle Scout award last year, beating the previous record of 58,659 set in 2012, the 100-year anniversary of the award first being presented.

It’s worth noting that this is the last year I’ll be able to type “young men” when referring to the newest Eagle Scout class.

Last year, we reported that the BSA will honor the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts in late 2020. This class is open to any young woman who passes her board of review between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, 2020, and has submitted her postmarked Eagle application to the National Office no later than Nov. 2, 2020.

As an Eagle Scout (Class of 1999), I have to say it will be such a thrill to watch these impressive young women earn their Eagle badges later this year.

Speaking of impressive, let’s get back to the Eagle Scout Class of 2019.

Putting the number in perspective

The capacity of Soldier Field, home to the NFL’s Chicago Bears, is 61,500. That means this year’s Eagle Scout class would just barely fit inside, with room for 147 friends, family members or Scouting bloggers.

Never been to Soldier Field? Then try this: The Class of 2019 is so large that it wouldn’t fit inside any of the 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. Eagle Scout Day at the Ballpark? Better plan it for a doubleheader.

So why am I making such a big deal about the largest-ever Eagle Scout class? Because it’s a good thing to have so many new Eagle Scouts in the world.

As a Scout leader, you no doubt helped one of these young men discover new things about life, the natural world and himself. Now he’ll use those skills as he takes on life’s next chapter.

Think about that impressive Eagle Scout, and then multiply by 61,353. That’s 61,353 Eagle Scout service projects, 61,353 trained leaders and 61,353 more-prepared citizens.

Let’s break this record every year!

A deeper dive into the numbers

Let’s look at the numbers behind the numbers. We’ll cover:

  • Total number of Eagle Scout service project hours recorded in 2019
  • Region-by-region Eagle numbers
  • Number of Eagle Scouts per year, from 1912 to 2019
  • State-by-state Eagle rankings
  • The average age of 2019’s Eagle Scouts

Thanks to the BSA’s Garfield Murden and Debbie Williams for providing these official numbers.

Total number of Eagle Scout service project hours recorded in 2019

Eagle Scouts, and the volunteers they led, completed 8,575,780 hours of work for Eagle Scout service projects in 2019. (The real number is probably even higher!)

That works out to 139.8 hours per project.

At the 2019 “value of volunteer time” rate of $25.43 per hour, that equals a staggering $218.1 million worth of service to communities.

As many city governments are forced to trim their budgets each year, Scouting often fills in the gaps through acts of service.

Average age of 2019 Eagle Scouts

The average age of youth earning the Eagle Scout Rank in 2019 was 17.3. That’s about the same as it has been for the past six years.

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