The Eagle scout is the highest rank that a boy scout can achieve. The boy scouts is an organization that has been around for over 100 years, and has taught young men many useful skills for the future. The boy scouts have many ranks going from the lowest, a bot scout, to the highest rank, an eagle scout. A boy becomes a boy scout at the age of 8 and works his way up the chain. For each rank, there are certain requirements that have to be met to advance. One of the many requirements are merit badges. Merit badges are requirements for one specific topic, so you can learn skills such as finance and physical health. At the very end, one must do and Eagle scout service project. This project first gets approved by the board of directors and then you carry out a project with an accumulative of over 100 service hours. This highest award is respected among the community and gives models to the younger community. I am proud to say that I am an eagle scout, through all of my hard work through the years of scouting. Statistically, there are only 2 million eagle scouts since 2012. Once you have the rank of Eagle scout, there are many benefits that come along with it. Colleges recognize this award with high honor, and looks very good on an application. Also, when applying for a job, this comes in use on resemes. People see that you have achieved this honor, and automatically make a lot of good assumptions about the kind of person you are. This can lead to college savings and job acceptances. This will in lead to a more stable financial life. So from this, getting your eagle scout = saving money.