The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting but also as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service.
The Eagle Scout award is an achievement whose standards have been well-maintained over the years. Not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank; only about 6 percent of all Boy Scouts do so (in 2014, 6.01 percent of eligible Scouts earned the Eagle Scout award). This represents more than 2 million Boy Scouts who have earned the rank since 1911. Nevertheless, the goals of Scouting – citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness – remain important for all Scouts, whether or not they attain the Eagle Scout rank.
Congratulations to all members of Troop 777, both past and present, who have earned the Eagle Scout Rank.