Being an Eagle scout helps to build self-confidence and instill moral values in the boys, and these benefits continue through to adulthood. About 83 to 87 percent of men who were Eagle scouts say that the values they learned play vital roles in their daily lives.
Men who were once Eagle scouts are usually willing to volunteer to organizations and play important roles in the community. They contribute to improving growth and also take up leadership positions wherever they are. Eagle scouts acquire planning, decision making and preparation skills that help to shape their lives. They are usually goal-oriented and also have good interpersonal skills.