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Faylor Family Quintuplets Celebrate at Unique Eagle Court of Honor

by Angel Martinez for the Alamo Area BSA: December 16, 2015

It's a special moment for a Boy Scout when he is recognized for all his hard work and dedication towards his achievement of Scouting's highest rank - the Eagle Scout Award.  But, it is even more unique for three twin boys to earn the rank together.  On Saturday, December 5, 2015, the three brothers among the Faylor family quintuplets Joshua David, Jonathan Lee, and Joseph Robert, celebrated their Eagle Court of Honor at their church with family and friends.  WATCH THE VIDEO:

 

In 2014, 6.01 percent of eligible Scouts across America earned the Eagle Scout award.That number almost eclipsed the prior year record-high of 6.02 percent.  That number was calculated this way:

  • The total membership number for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers (males under 18 years old) in the U.S. in 2014 was 861,898.
  • The number of Eagle Scouts in 2014 was 51,820.
  • 51,820 / 861,898 = 0.0601 (6.01 percent)

Locally, the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council produces about one Eagle Scout a day every year.  In 2014, the percentage is 6.62%.  Here are our numbers:

  • The total Alamo Area Council membership number for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers (males under 18 years old) in 2014 was 5,130
  • The number of Eagle Scouts in 2014 in the council was 340
  • 340 / 5,130 = 0.0662 ( 6.62 percent)

Since the introduction of the Eagle Scout award in 1912, the lifetime Eagle Scout percentage is 2.01 percent.  That's over 2 million Eagle Scouts.  So even though the percentage has been trending upward over the years, the award is still incredibly rare.

"As an Eagle Scout, I'm reminded of the expectations placed on us a leaders every time I hear of celebrations like the one the Faylor boys enjoyed as new Eagles.  Also, its important to note that the values and experiences and life changing lessons found in Scouting extend to every Scout regardless of the final rank achievement," said Ed Rogers, Eagle Scout Service Project Liaison for the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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