Second edition of ‘Four Percent’ book packs in even more great stories about Eagle Scouts

Four-Percent-second-editionThe roster of men who have earned the Eagle Scout award includes a U.S. president, dozens of astronauts, several Medal of Honor recipients, Nobel-prize-winning scientists — plus countless authors, movie stars, titans of industry, senators, congressmen, governors, civil rights leaders and community activists.

In short, the kind of men who belong in a book.

That’s the appeal of Four Percent: The Extraordinary Story of Exceptional American Youth. Its new and expanded second edition — filled with even more vivid historical anecdotes, compelling profiles and surprising facts — is now available through

Michael S. Malone and David C. Scott released the expanded second edition of the award-winning Four Percent at a breakfast celebrating Eagle Scouts at last month’s National Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

The content and images in the book have been enhanced, and information on the Adams Service Project scholarship has been updated.

For now, the $28 book is only available through the BSA’s Scout Shops and at It will go into wide release later this year.

The book is a terrific read for Eagle Scouts and those who are impressed by them. It also makes a great — and popular — gift for a young man’s Eagle Scout court of honor.

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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is the founder of Bryan on Scouting and a contributing writer.