The Eagle Scouts came into being as a way to keep Boy Scouts who achieved Eagle Scout status engaged.
Originally known as the Knights of Dunamis, they officially became the Eagle Scouts in the early 1970s.
If an Eagle Scout enlists in the U.S. Armed Forces, he may receive additional ranks within the Eagle Scouts to honor his achievement in service to his country.
The National Eagle Scouts Association administers multiplescholarship opportunities for scouts in all regions.
Organizations such as The American Legion, the National Jewish Committee on Scouting and the Sons of the American Revolution also award Eagle Scouts with scholarship opportunities to further their education.