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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, seventy-one Scouts have earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 98.

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 2018, by the numbers

Posted on February 20, 2019

Prior year statistics are HERE.

Behind every Eagle Scout, there’s a story.

A story of perseverance. Of parents and adult volunteers offering guidance and support. Of merit badges, camping trips and service projects.

Multiply each individual Eagle Scout story by 52,160, and you’ll begin to see just how much impact Eagle Scouts had on their communities in 2018.

Exactly 52,160 young men — representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia — earned Scouting’s highest honor last year.

Let’s dive into the numbers.

Putting the number in perspective

With 52,160 Eagle Scouts, the Class of 2018 is officially the eighth-biggest Eagle Scout class in history.

For comparison, 2012’s record-setting class had 58,659 Eagle Scouts. (See the full year-by-year numbers later in the post.) If all of those Class of 2018 Eagle Scouts wanted to gather to watch some Major League Baseball, there’s only place they could go. With a capacity of 56,000, only Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (seen above) is large enough to hold everyone.

Percentage of eligible Scouts earning Eagle

Exactly 6.49 percent of eligible Scouts earned Eagle in 2018. Below, see how the average has increased over time.

I see the increase as a good thing. A higher percentage means young people are staying in the program longer, and it means they’re leaving the program prepared for life.

Consider this: What would the world be like if 100 percent of adults had earned Eagle? That’s a world I’d want to live in.

A deeper dive into the numbers

Let’s look at the numbers behind the numbers:

  • Total number of Eagle Scout service project hours recorded in 2018
  • Region-by-region Eagle numbers
  • Number of Eagle Scouts per year, from 1912 to 2018
  • State-by-state Eagle rankings
  • The average age of 2018’s Eagle Scouts

As always, my thanks to the BSA’s Mike Lo Vecchio, who provides me with these Eagle Scout stats each year.

Total number of Eagle Scout service project hours recorded in 2018

Eagle Scouts, and the volunteers they led, completed 7,987,074 hours of work for Eagle Scout service projects in 2018.

That works out to 153.1 hours per project.

At the 2018 “value of volunteer time” rate of $24.69 per hour, that works out to $197.2 million worth of service to communities.

Note: The real number is probably much higher. Many soon-to-be Eagle Scouts miscalculate the number of hours worked, thereby shortchanging themselves. Read this post for details.

State-by-state Eagle rankings

Here are the 2018 state-by-state rankings, as well as the rank change from 2017 to 2018.

Example: The +2 for North Carolina means that state’s rank jumped up two spots: from No. 7 in 2017 to No. 5 in 2018.

RankStateEagle ScoutsRank Change2017 Rank
5North Carolina199127
6New York1945-15
13New Jersey1380013
26South Carolina604127
39West Virginia211140
40New Hampshire199242
41Rhode Island174-239
42New Mexico165-141
48North Dakota102-246
49South Dakota102049

Scouts didn’t just earn Eagle in one of the 50 states. Here are the numbers for BSA members who earned Eagle in Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and the BSA’s Transatlantic and Far East Councils.

Puerto Rico206
Far East77
Washington DC25

The average age of 2018’s Eagle Scouts

This number has remained pretty steady over the past five years.

 Overall Average Age17.3117.3417.3517.2117.32

Eagle Scout Scholarships

NESA Scholarships (Aug 2018)

Why do managers hire Eagle Scouts?

Eagle Scout - An Investment in Success