For Eagle Scouts and their fans, 2012 was the gift that keeps on giving.
We spent all year celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Arthur Rose Eldred becoming the first Eagle Scout. We got scientific evidence of what I'm calling "the Eagle Scout effect."
And now, just this morning, comes news that more boys earned Eagle in 2012 than in any year in the award's history.
It was a banner year for the Eagle Scout last year. Bryan on Scouting posted the official (as of today) numbers of 57,976 new Eagle Scouts last year. Congratulations to all of the new Eagles! (Especially to my oldest son and the other 2 scouts in our troop that earned Eagle last year!) I can't wait to see what 2013 brings, there were a bunch of scouts in our troop that were geared up in 2012, but didn't quite finish. Should be a great crop of new Eagles this year as well! - Mike