The Eagle Scout Award.
It’s Scouting’s highest rank and among its most familiar icons.
who have earned it count it among their most treasured
possessions. Those who missed it by a whisker remember
exactly which requirement they didn’t complete. Americans
from all walks of life know that being an Eagle Scout is a great
honor, even if they don’t know just what the badge means.
The award is more than a badge. It’s a state of being. You are an Eagle Scout—never were. You
may have received the badge as a boy, but you earn it every
day as a man. In the words of the Eagle Scout Promise, you
do your best each day to make your training and example, your
rank and your influence count strongly for better Scouting and for
better citizenship in your troop, in your community, and in
your contacts with other people.
And to this you pledge your sacred honor.