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Famous Scouts


Aaron, Henry "Hank" Hall of Fame Baseball player, home run king - the Mobile Press Register quoted Henry as saying that the greatest positive influence in his life was his involvement in scouting. Also President of the Atlanta Braves Baseball Team. (Eagle Scout)
Ackerman, Gary L. U.S. Representative from New York (Eagle Scout)
Adamson, James Craig Retired US Army Colonel and Astronaut who flew on Space shuttle missions STS-28 and STS-43 (Eagle Scout)
Alexander, Jr., William Vollie U.S. House of Representative for Arkansas from 1969 to 1993 (Eagle Scout)
Alexander, Andrew Lamar Lawyer, Senator and Governor of Tennessee, Secretary of Education 1991-1993, U.S. Presidential candidate 1996 and 2000 (Eagle Scout)
Amend III, William J. C. "Bill" American cartoonist born in Northampton, Massachusetts, known for the comic strip "FoxTrot". (Eagle Scout)
Anderson, Gary L. US Rep from New York (Eagle Scout)
Anderson, Richard Dean Actor, best known for his role as MacGyver in the 1985 to 1992 TV series, taught Reptile Study in Boy Scouts.
Armstrong, Neil Astronaut, first man on the moon, from Wapakoneta, OH (Eagle Scout)
Ashton, Marvin Jeremy (May 6, 1915 - February 25, 1994) Member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah State Senator, recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, the Silver Beaver and the Silver Antelope. (Eagle Scout)
Attenborough, Sir David Naturalist, TV Personality (UK)
Augustine, Norman Ralph Aircraft businessman and former CEO of Martin Marietta Aerospace, recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and was the National BSA President from 1994 to 1996. (Eagle Scout)
Bagian, James Philipp Physician and Astronaut on shuttle missions STS-29 and STS-40. (Eagle Scout)
Banks III, William "Willie" Augustus Olympian, Former World Record Holder in the Triple Jump and Long Jump, member of the 1980, 1984, and 1988 Olympic Teams (Eagle Scout)
Barber, Charles F. CEO of American Smelting & Refining
Barry, Jr., Marion Shepilov Former Mayor of Washington DC from 1979 to 1991, arrested in 1990 on drug charges (smoking crack), Barry served 6 months in prison, but was elected to the D.C. council in 1992 (Eagle Scout)
Bass, Harry Brinkley (July 4, 1916 - August 20, 1944) World War II Navy fighter pilot killed in action over Vanosc, France, awarded the Navy Cross twice and the Silver Star. (Eagle Scout)
Belle, Albert Jojuan Played baseball for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, and Baltimore Orioles. One of the leading sluggers of his time, in 1995 he became the first player to hit 50 doubles and 50 home runs in a single season. (Eagle Scout)
Bennett, Charles Edward (December 2, 1910 - September 6, 2003) U.S. Representative from Florida, recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (Eagle Scout)
Bentsen, Jr., Lloyd Millard (February 11, 1921 - May 23, 2006) Former Secretary of the Treasury and Former U.S. Senator from Texas, recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (Eagle Scout)
Bennett, William Former U.S. Secretary of Education, (Eagle Scout)
Bennett, William Former U.S. Secretary of Education (Eagle Scout)
Beyer, Dick Retired professional wrestler, schoolteacher and coached football, wrestling and swimming, best known by his ring names, "The Destroyer" or "Doctor X" who wore a wrestling mask. (Eagle Scout)
Bingaman, Jr., Jesse "Jeff" Francis US Senator New Mexico, and former Attorney General of New Mexico (Eagle Scout)
Bishop, Arthur Gary (1951-1988) was a child molester and serial killer from Hinckley, Utah. (Eagle Scout)
Bishop, Jr., Sanford Dixon Democratic member of the US House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 2nd District of Georgia (Eagle Scout)
Bloomberg, Michael Rubens Mayor of the City of New York. his networth is said to be 5 Billion Dollars and he was ranked 44th by Forbes Magazine in its list of 400 Richest Americans in September 2006. (Eagle Scout)
Bluford, Jr., Guion "Guy" Retired US Air Force Colonel and a former NASA Astronaut (1983-1992). He became the first African American in space. (Eagle Scout)
Bonesteel III, Charles H. Military Commander, U.S. Forces, Korea (Eagle Scout)
Bowersox, Kenneth Duane "Sox" American Astronaut, test pilot and Navy Captain, veteran of seven space flights (Eagle Scout)
Bowie, David Singer, Song writer and Muscian, was a member of Scouts UK
Bradley, William "Bill" Warren Pro Basketball Star, named All-American multiple times, and U.S. Senator from NJ, recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (Eagle Scout)
Brady, James Scott “Jim” Press Secretary to U.S. President Reagan, Gun control advocate, permanently disabled as a result of an assassination attempt by John Hinckley on President Reagan in 1981, recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (Eagle Scout)
Breyer, Stephen US Supreme Court Justice (Eagle Scout)
Brown, Sherrod Congressman, Ohio 13th (Eagle Scout)
Buffett, Jimmy Recording Artist, Musician and Singer
Bush, George W. 43rd U.S. President (Cub Scout)
Caniff, Milton A. "Steve Canyon" Comic Strip Artist (Eagle Scout)
Carlsson, Ingvar Prime Minister of Sweden
Carnahan, Russ Congressman, Missouri 3rd (Eagle Scout)
Clinton, Bill 42nd U.S. President (Cub Scout)
Conable, Barber B. President of the World Bank and Congressman (Eagle Scout)
Cochran, Thad US Senator from Mississippi (Eagle Scout)
Creighton, Jr., John W. President & CEO of Weyerhaeuser Company (Eagle Scout)
Cronkite, Walter Journalist, T.V. News Commentator
Dannemeyer, William E. U.S. Representative from California (Eagle Scout)
Daughtridge, Bill North Carloina House of Representatives (Eagle Scout)
DeVries, William C. M.D. who transplanted the first artificial heart (Eagle Scout)
Dukakis, Michael Former Governor of Massachusetts (Eagle Scout)
Eisenhower, Dwight David National Executive Board of the BSA 1948, WWII General, 34th U.S. President.
Eldred, Arthur Very First Eagle Scout in 1912
Enzi, Michael US Senator from Wyoming (Eagle Scout)
Evans, Daniel J. U.S. Senator and Governor of Washington (Eagle Scout)
Farabee, David Texas State Representative (Eagle Scout)
Foley, Thomas Former Speaker of the House and US Rep from Washington (Eagle Scout)
Fonda, Henry Movie Star
Ford, Harrison Actor in "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones", taught Reptile Study (Life Scout)
Ford, Gerald Rudolph (July 14, 1913 - December 26, 2006) 1st Eagle Scout to become a U.S. Vice President. Became the 38th President of the United States. He was the U.S. Vice President that replaced President Richard M. Nixon when Tricky Dick resigned in 1974. Member of Troop 15, Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1927, earned 26 merit badges. (Eagle Scout)
Fossett, Steven Tried several times to fly solo around the world in a hot air balloon and finally did it in 2002, won the Chicago to Mackinaw boat races, competed in the Iditarod dog race, and competed in several iron man triathelons, and among other things lives the Scouting mottos both Cub and Boy Scout by doing his best and being prepared. (Eagle Scout)
Foster, Murphy J. "Mike" Governor of Louisiana, Distinguished Eagle 1996 (Eagle Scout)
Frisa, Dan Congressman, New York 4th 1995-97 (Eagle Scout)
Gates, Bill Founder of Microsoft Corporation (Life Scout)
Gates, Robert M. CIA Director 1991-1993, Appoimnted U.S. Secretary of Defense in November 2006, President of Texas A&M University 2002-2007, earned Eagle Scout, recipient of both the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and the Silver Buffalo Award, President of the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA).
Gephardt, Richard A. (Dick) U.S. Rep Missouri, former House Democratic Leader, U.S. Presidential Candidate twice (Eagle Scout)
Gere, Richard Movie Actor, star of "Officer and a Gentleman"
Gilmour, David Singer, Song writer and Muscian with the band Pink Floyd, was a member of Scouts UK
Gonzalez, Matt Green Party politician, Activist (Eagle Scout)
Gustav, Carl XVI The King of Sweden
Hartman, David TV personality, host of ABC's "Good Morning America" from 1975-1987 (Life Scout)
Hayworth, John D. Congressman, Arizona 5th (Eagle Scout)
Hensarling, Jeb Congressman, Texas 5th (Eagle Scout)
Jansen, Dan Won Gold Medal in Speed Skating at 1994 Olympics in Lillihammer.
Jenner, Bruce Won the Gold Medal for the Decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics (Cub Scout)
Johnson, Lyndon Baines National Capitol Area Council member, 36th U.S. President
Kahn, Michael Stage director, Oscar-winning film editor (Eagle Scout)
Kennedy, John F. (May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963) 1st Boy Scout to become President, 35th U.S. President, was a member Troop 2, Bronxville, New York.
Koncak, John Played Center for Orlando Magic Basketball Team (Eagle Scout)
Leonard, Sheldon Actor, director, producer, won 3 Emmy Awards (Eagle Scout)
Lindsey, Steven W. Astronaut, He was the pilot for STS-95 when John Glen returned to space as a Senator. He made eagle in Troop 161 in Temple City, California. (Eagle Scout)
Little, Rich Impressionist & Actor (Queen's Scout in Canada)
Locke, Gary Governor of Washington, the first Chinese-American Governor in the contiguous United States, and selected as a Distinguished Eagle Scout by NESA (Eagle Scout)
Lovell, James Astronaut, Navy Pilot, President of National Eagle Scout Association (NESA). Flew on Gemini 7, 12 & Apollo 8, 13 At one time he had seen more sunrises than any other human being. (Eagle Scout)
Lugar, Richard Green U.S. Senator from Indiana, (Eagle Scout)
Lynch, David Film Director of Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet (Eagle Scout)
Major, John Prime Minister (UK)
Marriott, Jr., J. Willard President of the Marriott Corporation (Eagle Scout)
Marsalis, Branford Recording Artist, Jazz Musician (Life Scout)
Mathers, Jerry Actor, child star known as "The Beaver" in the TV series "Leave it to Beaver". He was a Cub Scout in California. In a Parade Magazine interview Jerry was asked, "What was your Beaver audition like?" Jerry replied, "I had just joined the Cub Scouts, and I had my first Cub Scout meeting and didn’t want to miss it. My mom told me to wear my uniform to the audition and she would drive me to Cub Scouts right after it. I went in and the producers said, "Why are you so fidgety, Jerry?" And I said, "I don’t want to be here because I have a Cub Scout meeting." My mom said that probably wasn’t the best thing to tell them! That night the producers called and said I had the part. And the reason they picked me was that they’d rather have a child that wanted to go to a Cub Scout meeting than to be an actor."
McCartney, James "Paul" Rock Legend, Bass Player, Singer Songwriter for "The Beatles" and "Wings", Knighted by the Queen of England (UK), was a member of Scouts UK
McCool, William C. Astronaut, USN Commander, Navy Test Pilot, died 2-2-3 was part of STS-107 Columbia Space Shuttle Crew (Eagle Scout)
McNulty, Michael Congressman, New York 21st (Eagle Scout)
Menninger, W. Walter Physician, Civil Servant, Silver Buffalo Award, Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (Eagle Scout)
Michael, George Singer and Songwriter member of the band "Wham" (UK)
Mineta, Norm Mayor of San Jose, California, a member of the US Congress, and later a Democratic Cabinet member of Republican President George W. Bush in 2001.
Moore, Michael Author and Filmmaker, nominated for an Oscar for "Bowling For Columbine" (Eagle Scout)
Morrison, Jim Rock Legend, Lead Singer of "The Doors" (Boy Scout)
Mora, Jim Head Coach, New Orleans Saints football team (Eagle Scout)
Moss, Sterling Race car driver from 1948 to 1962, won 194 of the 497 races he entered, including 16 Formula One Grands Prix (UK)
Murtha, John "Jack" Patrick Congressman, Pennsylvania 12th (Eagle Scout)
Nelson, Oswald George "Ozzie" (March 20, 1906 - June 3, 1975) TV Actor in the Ozzie and Harriet Show. Earned Eagle in 1919 at the age of 13. (Eagle Scout)
Nunn, Samuel Augustus U.S. Senator from Georgia (Eagle Scout)
Olson, Merlin Actor, Pro Football Player and Sportscaster
Onizuka, Ellison Shoji (June 24, 1946 - January 28, 1986) Japanese-American Astronaut died in the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986 (Eagle Scout)
Oswald, Steve Astronaut, Navy Rear Admiral, Distinguished Eagle Recipient (Eagle Scout)
Paige, Mitchell US Marine Colonel, who was awarded the Medal of Honor in WWII for holding off 2,500 Japanese on Guadalcanal with a machine gun platoon of 33 men, all of whom were either killed or wounded. He earned his Eagle Scout award in 1936 and finally had it approved 67 years later on 02-07-03. He was presented the award on 03-24-03. (Eagle Scout)
Parater, Francis J. Nominated for sainthood by Diocese of Richmond in Feb 2002. One of Richmond's first Eagle Scouts. Died at age 22 in 1920 while at a seminary in Rome, Italy. Distinguished Eagle Recipient. (Eagle Scout)
Perot, Henry Ross Self-made Billionaire from Texas, U.S. Navy Veteran and Annapolis graduate, and U.S. Presidential Candidate in 1992 and 1996 (Eagle Scout)
Perry, Rick Governor of Texas (Eagle Scout)
Pickle, James Jarrell U.S. Representative from Texas, proudly displays his Eagle plaque inside his office (Eagle Scout)
Pierce, Samuel R. Former Secretary of Housing & Urban Development (Eagle Scout)
Pintauro, Danny Actor, Jonathan Bower on Who's the Boss? (Eagle Scout)
Rabbitt, Eddie Country & Western Singer (Boy Scout)
Reines, Frederick Nobel Prize for Physics, 1995. (Eagle Scout)
Ritter, John Actor, TV Star of "Three's Company" 1977-84, received a Golden Globe Award and Emmy, son of western actor/singer Tex Ritter
Rogers, Gary Chairman and CEO of Dreyer's Grande Ice Cream, has 10 Eagles in his family. (Eagle Scout)
Rogers, Jim CEO of Kampgrounds of America (related to Gary Rogers) (Eagle Scout)
Rosevelt, Franklin Delano 32nd U.S. President, President of the Greater New York Council, BSA
Roosevelt, Theodore "Teddy" Troop Committeeman of Troop 39, Oyster Bay, NY, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Lieutenant Colonel of the "Rough Rider" Regiment in the Spanish-American War and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 2001, Governor of New York, Won the Nobel Peace Prize, started U.S. National Forests and Parks, 26th U.S. President
Roundtree, Richard Actor (Boy Scout)
Rudman, Warren US Senator from New Hampshire 1980-93 (Eagle Scout)
Rumsfeld, Donald H. U.S. Secretary of Defense under President Ford 1975-1977, U.S. Secretary of Defense under President Bush 2001-2006, earned Eagle Scout, recipient of both the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and the Silver Buffalo Award.
Ryan, Nolan Pro Baseball Player, Pitcher for the Texas Rangers
Salazar, Alberto Three time winner of the NY City Marathon, (Life Scout)
Salisbury, Harrison Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, (Eagle Scout)
Sanderson, James Vice Admiral, US Navy (Retired), Deputy Chief US Atlantic Fleet (Eagle Scout)
Schneider, John Actor, played in TV Series "The Dukes of Hazard"
Sessions, Jefferson "Jeff" Beauregard Junior Senator from Alabama, was member of a troop in Camden, AL. (Eagle Scout)
Sessions, Pete Congressman, Texas 32nd (Eagle Scout)
Sessions, William Steele USAF Pilot, Lawyer, U.S. District Judge Texas, Former FBI director 1987-93, Distinguished Eagle Scout Award 1990 (Eagle Scout)
Simpson, Alan Republican Senator from Wyoming
Siple, Paul A. Boy Scout in Erie, Pennsylvania and earned 60 merit badges. Was official representative of BSA who sailed to Antarctica with Commander Byrd in 1928. Became an Explorer, Scientist, Inventor, Army Officer, Environmentalist. (Eagle Scout)
Skelton, Isaac "Ike" Newton Congressman, Missouri 4th (Eagle Scout)
Skinner, Sam Secretary of Energy during the Bush administration and now CEO of Commonwealth Edison (Eagle Scout)
Smith, Christopher Henry Congressman, New Jersey 4th (Eagle Scout)
Spielberg, Steven Movie producer and director, from Scottsdale, AZ, made a movie of his troop while working on his Photography Merit Badge. Helped to design requirements for the BSA Cinematography MB (Eagle Scout)
Spitz, Mark Holds the record for most gold medals won in a single Olympic Game (seven). Won in 1972 Munich Olympics for Swimming (Cub Scout)
Stegner, Wallace Writer and college professor, won Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for "Angle of Repose" (Eagle Scout)
Stewart, James "Jimmy" Maitland (May 20, 1908 - July 2, 1997) Radio & Movie Star, WWII B-17 & B-24 Army Air Corp Command Pilot, became a USAF Brigadier General. At the 1958 Scouting dinner in Indiana, Jimmy said, "I wouldn't trade my experiences in Scouting for anything."
Strait, George Country and Western Singer (Cub Scout)
Sutton, Percy Attorney, Chairman of the Board of City Broadcasting Corporation (Eagle Scout)
Tesh, John Celebrity and TV host of "Entertainment Tonight" and pianist who has released nine albums (Eagle Scout)
Theisman, Joe Former NFL Quarterback, Washington Redskins (Life Scout)
Thomson, Jr., Meldrim (March 8, 1912 - April 19, 2001) Earned his Eagle Scout in Troop 7, Coral Gables, Florida, in 1927. Earned a degree in law at the University of Georgia Law School and was admitted to the Florida bar in 1936. Became Governer of New Hampshire in 1972 and served three consecutive terms.
Ueberroth, Peter Victor Former Commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1984 to 1989 (Cub Scout)
Walden, Greg Congressman, Oregon 2nd (Eagle Scout)
Walton, Samuel Moore (March 29, 1918 - April 6, 1992) Founder and President of the Wal-Mart Department Store Chain. While in the 8th grade at Shelbina, Missouri, he became the youngest boy in the state's history to become an Eagle Scout, recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the BSA.
West, Jr., Togo Dennis Secretary of The U.S. Army and Secretary of Veteran Affairs during Clinton administration, Distinguished Eagle Award recipient.
Westmoreland, William Childs (March 26, 1914 - July 18, 2005) General, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army in Vietnam War, recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and Silver Buffalo from the BSA. (Eagle Scout)
Zumwalt, Jr., Elmo Russell (November 29, 1920 - January 2, 2000) U.S. Navy Admiral, 19th Chief Of Naval Operations 1970, recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (Eagle Scout)


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