Prepared for Life...
Good for Life.
Top 10 Ways Scouts are Prepared for Life
Scouts are Leaders
More than two thirds of Scouts say there have been real life situations were Scout experience has helped them be a better leader.
Scouts are Helpful
Over two thirds of Scouts' parents and Scouts themselves say their willingness to help other people since their involvement in Scouting has increased.
Scouts are Responsible
Over two thirds of Scouts' parents and Scouts themselves say their willingness to take on added responsibility has increased since their involvement in Scouting.
Scouts have Fun with a Purpose
By enjoying the outdoors and gaining new experiences in the company of friends and mentors, Scouts build confidence and competence.
Scouts earn Better Grades
Statistically; Scouts earn more "A's" than their non-Scouting counterparts.
Scouts have Higher Levels of Education
91% of men who were Scouts completed high school, compared with 87% of men who were never Scouts, and 35% versus 19% earned college degrees!
Scouts earn Higher Incomes
Men who were Scouts five years or more earned average household incomes of $80,000, compared to $61,000 by men who have never been Scouts.
Scouts are Respectful
80% of Scouts say that Scouting has taught them to treat others with respect.
Scouts Do Their Best
78% of scouts say that Scouting has taught them to always give their best effort.
Scouts Live by the Principles of the Scout Oath and Law
84% of scouts say the values they learned in Scouting continue to be very important to them today.
Northern Star Council—Boy Scouts of America •