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The average new Eagle Scout is how old?

posted Mar 3, 2017, 9:02 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 9:02 AM ]
Many scouts get pressure from lots of places to finish their work on the Eagle Scout rank but according to recently published statistics the average age of a newly minted Eagle Scout in 2016 was 17 years and 127 days.  Was that a fluke in 2016?  Nope.  Since 2009 at least the average age has been over 17 years old.  One theory is that scouts are staying in the program longer, enjoying it and not feeling the rush but they do get it done.  Go figure!