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  • Rhodes Scholars and Scouting; May 1949 Scouting Magazine

    "Topping the lists of Rhodes Scholarships are the numbers of scouts thereon. This year, revived after a ten year lapse, the list of 32 scholars includes 23 who have been Boy Scouts, or 67% of the total. In fifteen years (1926-39 and 1949), Scouts have captured an average of 66% of the scholarships. Best year was 1927, when 24 of 32 were Scouts, 75% of the total."

    Wonder how more current candidates might turn out. Would be interesting to know in comparison. Of course, way back then, there were no NESA scholarships or related types, and only a very few of any kind specifically for Scouts. The Harmon scholarships only lasted 3 or 4 years.

    Do know that most of the scouts becoming Eagle in our district are honor students, and we have had a number that were top of their class, or the top 1%.