Eagle Scout Class of 2015, by the numbers

If you were to put the 2015 Eagle Scout class inside Yankee Stadium, you’d still have more than 4,000 Eagle Scouts without seats.

That gives you some idea how large the 2015 Eagle Scout class is — 54,366 members strong, representing an increase of 4.9 percent over 2014.

This was the fourth-biggest Eagle Scout class in history, trailing only 2012, 2010 and 2013.

First, please help me congratulate each and every one of those remarkable young men. To my fellow Eagle Scouts I say this: You’ve achieved greatness, but your journey has only just begun.

OK, now it’s time to do a deep dive into the 2015 Eagle Scout class. This week we’ll look at the numbers behind the number: total number of service project hours Eagle Scouts recorded, the average age of 2015’s Eagle Scouts, state-by-state Eagle rankings and much more.

Before continuing, let’s give a round of applause to the BSA’s Mike Lo Vecchio, who provides me with these numbers each year. This is one of my favorite posts to write each year, so let’s do this. 

How many young men became Eagle Scouts in 2015?

Exactly 54,366 young men became Eagle Scouts in 2015, which amounts to 6.57 percent of eligible Scouts. (Eligible Scouts is defined as registered Boy Scouts or male Venturers who are under 18).

The total is a 4.9 percent increase over last year’s Eagle Scout count (51,820) but 7.3 percent less than the all-time high of 58,659 in 2012. That year’s count was inflated as Scouts hurried to finish requirements in time for the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Scout award. (And get the 2012 Eagle Scout patch only given to guys who earned Eagle that year.)

Let’s stop and reflect on the 54,366 number. It’s remarkable to think that 54,366 new Eagle Scouts have entered society to make this world a better place. And to realize that 54,366 Eagle Scout service projects were finished, each leaving behind a positive impact on the Scout’s communities.

Speaking of service …

How many service hours did the 2015 Eagle Scout Class record while working on Eagle projects?

Young men who earned Eagle in 2015 combined to record 8,503,337 hours of service on Eagle projects.

That’s an average of 156.4 hours of service per Eagle project.

With the value of volunteer time at $23.07 an hour, that means Eagle Scouts and the volunteers they led contributed — drumroll, please — more than $196 million worth of time working on these projects.

Which region had the most Eagle Scouts in 2015?

Congrats to the Western Region! You boasted an impressive 18,317 Eagle Scouts last year.

Here’s how the other regions fared:

Western 18,317
Southern 14,484
Central 10,913
Northeast 10,652

How many young men have become Eagle Scouts in past years?

Lots. As in millions. For the year-by-year look, go here.

Which state had the most Eagle Scouts in 2015?

See the state-by-state rankings here.

What was the average age of 2015 Eagle Scouts?

See the average age here.

What councils had the most Eagle Scouts in 2015?

Take these council rankings below with a big pinch of salt. Councils with more Scouts will, of course, have more young men earning the Eagle Scout award.

The number before the council name is the council number, which is used for record-keeping.

1 591 Utah National Parks 2,373
2 590 Great Salt Lake 1,979
3 589 Trapper Trails 1,559
4 10   Grand Canyon 1,455
5 82   National Capital Area 1,420
6 576 Sam Houston Area 1,090
7 571 Circle Ten 947
8 307 Heart of America 854
9 250 Northern Star 797
10 92   Atlanta Area 696
11 39   Orange County 691
12 107 Grand Teton 642
13 312 Greater St. Louis Area 610
14 492 Cascade Pacific 587
15 662 Longhorn 567
16 47   Golden Empire 554
17 33   Greater Los Angeles Area 538
18 220 Baltimore Area 528
19 421 Occoneechee 523
20 61   Denver Area 493
21 272 Great Lakes 470
22 49   San Diego – Imperial 440
23 45   California Inland Empire 432
24 609 Chief Seattle 427
25 106 Ore – Ida 415
26 83   Central Florida 408
27 127 Three Fires 399
28 160 Crossroads of America 398
29 328 Las Vegas Area 394
30 333 Northern New Jersey 390
31 564 Capitol Area 385
32 55   Santa Clara County 382
33 527 Laurel Highlands 376
34 1     Greater Alabama 374
35 358 Patriots’ Path 374
36 23   Mount Diablo – Silverado 372
37 560 Middle Tennessee 370
38 438 Dan Beard 362
39 583 Alamo Area 354
40 66   Connecticut Rivers 353
41 525 Cradle of Liberty 348
42 205 Lincoln Heritage 341
43 441 Simon Kenton 333
44 326 Mid – America 325
45 602 Heart of Virginia 313
46 101 Northeast Georgia 306
47 777 Washington Crossing 306
48 456 Pathway to Adventure 290
49 546 Narragansett 287
50 635 Bay – Lakes 285
51 227 The Spirit of Adventure 284
52 404 Suffolk County 283
53 51 Western Los Angeles Area 275
54 70   Old North State 275
55 72   Connecticut Yankee 271
56 86   Gulf Ridge 270
57 544 New Birth of Freedom 260
58 397 Seneca Waterways 259
59 87   North Florida 257
60 612 Pacific Harbors 252
61 782 Water and Woods FSC 248
62 611 Inland Northwest 246
63 415 Mecklenburg County 243
64 420 Piedmont 238
65 781 President Gerald R. Ford FSC 237
66 502 Minsi Trails 230
67 690 Burlington County 230
68 783 Southern Shores FSC 225
69 60   Pikes Peak 224
70 129 Northeast Illinois 224
71 62   Longs Peak 218
72 104 Aloha 213
73 596 Tidewater 213
74 84   South Florida 206
75 249 Old Colony 205
76 558 Chickasaw 204
77 480 Last Frontier 202
78 347 Monmouth 201
79 386 Theodore Roosevelt 198
80 81   Del – Mar – Va 193
81 177 Mid – Iowa 191
82 374 Hudson Valley 191
83 330 Daniel Webster 189
84 606 Mount Baker 186
85 660 Blackhawk Area 186
86 426 East Carolina 185
87 539 Chester County 184
88 412 Great Southwest 183
89 599 Blue Ridge Mountains 183
90 433 Great Trail 180
91 557 Great Smokey Mountain 180
92 388 Westchester – Putnam 177
93 95   Flint River 176
94 551 Blue Ridge 176
95 315 Montana 172
96 488 Indian Nations 169
97 595 Colonial Virginia 169
98 28   San Francisco Bay Area 168
99 85   Gulf Stream 168
100 380 Greater Niagara Frontier 168
101 661 Puerto Rico 166
102 329 Nevada Area 164
103 31   Pacific Skyline 163
104 604 Blue Mountain 163
105 11   Catalina 158
106 306 Ozark Trails 155
107 528 Hawk Mountain 155
108 364 Twin Rivers 152
109 57   Ventura County 151
110 427 Old Hickory 151
111 111 Snake River 150
112 204 Blue Grass 146
113 651 Potawatomi Area 146
114 114 Lewis and Clark 145
115 429 Northern Lights 145
116 620 Glacier’s Edge 145
117 636 Three Harbors 143
118 802 Transatlantic 143
119 444 Miami Valley 142
120 553 Indian Waters 142
121 416 Central North Carolina 138
122 653 Great Rivers 138
123 574 Bay Area 136
124 440 Greater Cleveland 134
125 640 Greater New York Councils 133
126 244 Knox Trail 132
127 436 Buckeye 132
128 198 Quivira 130
129 27   Sequoia 125
130 463 Great Western Reserve 125
131 450 Heart of Ohio 124
132 59   Greater Yosemite 122
133 218 Pine Tree 122
134 550 Coastal Carolina 122
135 18   Quapaw Area 121
136 88   Southwest Florida 118
137 460 Erie Shores 115
138 610 Great Alaska 115
139 512 Westmoreland – Fayette 114
140 156 Buffalo Trace 113
141 425 Cape Fear 112
142 138 W. D. Boyce 111
143 211 Istrouma Area 111
144 549 Palmetto 110
145 145 Hoosier Trails 108
146 341 Jersey Shore 107
147 524 Pennsylvania Dutch 107
148 303 Andrew Jackson 104
149 414 Daniel Boone 104
150 585 East Texas Area 104
151 713 Sequoyah 104
152 733 Sioux 104
153 165 La Salle 103
154 598 Shenandoah Area 103
155 449 Black Swamp Area 101
156 617 Buckskin 101
157 16   Westark Area 99
158 172 Hawkeye Area 99
159 763 Stonewall Jackson Area 98
160 93   Georgia – Carolina 97
161 491 Crater Lake 95
162 577 South Texas 95
163 501 Northeastern Pennsylvania 93
164 697 Oregon Trail 93
165 373 Longhouse 91
166 803 Far East 90
167 311 Pony Express 89
168 573 Yucca 88
169 773 Gulf Coast 88
170 32   Long Beach Area 86
171 304 Pine Burr 86
172 99   Coastal ( Empire) Georgia 85
173 133 Illowa 85
174 324 Cornhusker 85
175 559 West Tennessee Area 83
176 424 Tuscarora 81
177 614 Grand Columbia 81
178 214 Southeast Louisiana 80
179 157 Anthony Wayne Area 79
180 592 Green Mountain 79
181 702 Rainbow 79
182 173 Winnebago 78
183 230 Nashua Valley 77
184 234 Western Massachusetts 77
185 500 Moraine Trails 77
186 89   West Central Florida 76
187 96   Central Georgia 76
188 254 Mohegan 76
189 627 Samoset 76
190 532 French Creek 75
191 299 Gamehaven 74
192 41   Redwood Empire 70
193 368 Baden – Powell 70
194 556 Cherokee Area 69
195 533 Susquehanna 68
196 578 Three Rivers 68
197 221 Mason – Dixon 67
198 225 Annawon 67
199 30   Southern Sierra 66
200 53   Los Padres 66
201 58   Verdugo Hills 66
202 286 Voyageurs Area 66
203 375 Five Rivers 66
204 748 Yocona Area 66
205 664 Suwannee River Area 63
206 212 Evangeline Area 62
207 439 Tecumseh 61
208 91   Chattahoochee 59
209 4     Mobile Area 58
210 64   Western Colorado 58
211 144 Abraham Lincoln 56
212 296 Central Minnesota 56
213 400 Revolutionary Trails 56
214 376 Iroquois Trail 55
215 775 Rio Grande 55
216 197 Jayhawk Area 54
217 322 Overland Trails 54
218 474 Cimarron 54
219 638 Central Wyoming 53
220 497 Juniata Valley 51
221 618 Allohak 51
222 98   Alapaha Area 50
223 192 Coronado Area 50
224 35   Marin 49
225 283 Twin Valley 48
226 624 Gateway Area 48
227 162 Sagamore 47
228 216 Katahdin Area 47
229 562 Golden Spread 47
230 382 Allegheny Highlands 46
231 552 Pee Dee Area 46
232 637 Chippewa Valley 45
233 213 Louisiana Purchase 44
234 5     Tukabatchee Area 43
235 694 South Plains 43
236 117 Prairielands 42
237 561 Texas Trails 42
238 121 Lincoln Trails 40
239 141 Mississippi Valley 39
240 584 Caddo Area 39
241 3     Alabama – Florida 38
242 467 Muskingum Valley 38
243 6     Black Warrior 37
244 587 Northwest Texas 37
245 695 Black Hills Area 36
246 509 Bucktail 35
247 100 Northwest Georgia 34
248 178 Northeast Iowa 34
249 215 Norwela 32
250 63   Rocky Mountain 31
251 741 Texas Southwest 30
252 405 Rip Van Winkle 29
253 567 Buffalo Trail 29
254 619 Ohio River Valley 29
255 469 Cherokee Area 28
256 691 Pushmataha Area 28
257 102 Maui County 26
258 393 Otschodela 26
259 22   Alameda 25
260 504 Columbia – Montour 25
261 468 Arbuckle Area 24
262 615 Mountaineer Area 24
263 69   Housatonic 23
264 209 Calcasieu Area 22
265 13   De Soto Area 21
266 42   Piedmont 21
267 413 Conquistador 21
268 800 Direct Service 20
269 302 Choctaw Area 19
270 580 NeTseO Trails 19
271 696 Midnight Sun 17
272 67   Greenwich 16
273 224 Cape Cod and Islands 16
274 194 Santa Fe Trail 13
275 538 Chief Cornplanter 8