Glenn Adams of Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) announced today that their Eagle Scouts provided more than 10 million community service hours just in 2013.
Volunteer Scout leaders prepare the weekly Scout meetings and activities to help millions of young members to hone in their skills through completing requirements for each of the 9 ranks (Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle). By the time a Scout advances to Life Scout, he has the opportunity to take the challenge to attain Eagle Scout. The Eagle Project, a significant project benefiting the local Community, State, or Nation, is among the number of requirements he has to complete before becoming an Eagle Scout. It takes a lot of time, effort and dedication to complete this project. The Eagle Scout Rank is bestowed upon those who have completed their Eagle Project and requirements and have passed the Eagle Scout Board of Review. As an Eagle Scout, he is now eligible to become a member of NESA.
Each of the 100,000 Units that represent the Boy Scouts of America is committed to living up to the values of Scouting by practicing their Oath and Law daily. Eagle Scout members of NESA are instilled with an attitude of self-development and kindness. They constantly seek out opportunities to learn and practice life and technical skills to help others.
Most Scouts from the BSA attain their Eagle Scout Rank between the ages of 16 and 18. You can join the Eagle Scouts in creating a better world through your good deeds and acts of kindness toward others!