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Boy Scout Troop 485 Jax, FL -
"Delivering the Promise"

Scouting's Bottom Line

    What happens to a Scout? For every 100 boys who join Scouting, records 
    indicate that: 
    RARELY will one be brought before the juvenile court system 
    2 will become Eagle Scouts 
    17 will become future Scout volunteers 
    12 will have their first contact with a church 
    1 will enter the clergy 
    5 will earn their church award 
    18 will develop a hobby that will last through their adult life 
    8 will enter a vocation that was learned through the merit badge system 
    1 will use his Scouting skills to his own life 
    1 will use his Scouting skills to save the life of another person 
    Scouting's alumni record is equally impressive. A recent nation-wide survey 
    of high schools revealed the following information: 
    85% of student council presidents were Scouts 
    89% of senior class presidents were Scouts 
    80% of junior class presidents were Scouts 
    75% of school publication editors were Scouts 
    71% of football captains were Scout.
    Scouts also account for: 
    64% of Air Force Academy graduates 
    68% of West Point graduates 
    70% of Annapolis graduates 
    72% of Rhodes Scholars 
    85% of FBI agents 
    26 of the first 29 astronauts