Eagle Scout


: a Boy Scout who has reached the highest level of achievement in scouting
: a straight-arrow and self-reliant man

Examples of Eagle Scout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our focus on inclusion of all Scouts and leaders also correlates with a 7% rate of youth earning Eagle Scout status, up from historical averages of 2.5%. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 30 May 2024 The job was earning his Eagle Scout rank before the hard deadline of his 18th birthday. Richard Espinoza, Kansas City Star, 29 May 2024 More than 6,000 of those girls have earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Sari Hitchins, Parents, 7 May 2024 More than 130 Americans have been through scouting programs since it was founded in 1910, and more than 2.75 million young adults to date have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, per the organization. Emily Deletter, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 Kimani Brame and Phoenix Moyer earned the feat after Scouts — formerly Boy Scouts — began allowing girls to join their ranks in 2019 Two high school students in Grand Rapids, Michigan, are now among some of the first Black girls to reach Eagle Scout status in the state! Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 27 Apr. 2024 The Huntington Beach native and his two brothers earned the rank of Eagle Scout with Troop 1 in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and his father, also an Eagle Scout, served as a scoutmaster in the 1990s. Theresa Cisneros, Orange County Register, 18 Apr. 2024 The former three-star recruit and Eagle Scout was two-time honorable mention All-Pac-12 in four seasons at Stanford before joining the Sooners for his final collegiate season. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Apr. 2024 The prosecutor said Woodward applied the principles of his Eagle Scout training to targeting Bernstein. Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Eagle Scout was in 1911

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“Eagle Scout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eagle%20Scout. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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Eagle Scout

: a Boy Scout who has reached the highest level of achievement in scouting
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