Who Are Some Notable Eagle Scouts?


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Some notable Eagle scouts are Neil Armstrong, Gerald R. Ford, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Bradley and Steven Spielberg. These individuals became Eagle Scouts at early ages and have been given awards by the Boy Scouts of America for their personal successes and accomplishments.

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Neil Armstrong earned the rank of Eagle Scout in his youth, and was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America with its Silver Buffalo Award and Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. Armstrong is an American astronaut and was the first man to walk on the moon. Gerald Ford earned the rank Eagle Scout at 14 years old and is the only Eagle Scout to ascend to United States presidency. Ford later received the Distinguished Eagle Scout award and Silver Buffalo award in 1970.

Michael Bloomberg became an Eagle Scout in 1954 and is ranked as one of the top ten richest people in the United States, as of 2015. Bradley became an Eagle Scout at an early age and later went on to become a Rhodes scholar at Princeton University, play in the NBA and serve on the United States Senate. In 2007, Bradley was given the Distinguished Eagle Scout award. Steven Spielberg started his career as a filmmaker in the Boy Scouts at the age of 11. He was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and also served on the Boys Scouts advisory board. Spielberg is one of the most famous film directors in the world.

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