Eagle Scouts will be well represented at this Pittsburgh-area high school graduation next month.
Of the 147 seniors graduating from South Fayette High School in McDonald, Pa., 82 are males. Of those 82 males, nine are Eagle Scouts.
That’s 11 percent — or nearly double the national percentage of Scouts who become Eagles.
Jennifer Fuller, a proud mom of one of the newsworthy nine, shared the tip with me by email this week.
“As one would expect of Eagles, each of their stories is noteworthy,” she writes. “But I was hoping that they could be recognized as a group. Their combined hours of community service topples the charts. Their dedication to their community, school and extracurricular activities humbles me. They have, each in their own way, been inspirational mentors.”
The graduation ceremony in June should be especially impressive. Better than 1 out of every 10 young men who will cross the stage that day has “Eagle Scout” on his résumé in addition to “high school graduate.”
These nine young men at South Fayette High School are letting everyone in their town, their state and beyond know that Scouting is alive and well in western PA.
Other high concentrations of Eagle Scouts?
Does your high school, university, place of business or interest group have a higher-than-normal concentration of Eagle Scouts like South Fayette High School?
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