As you may recall from last week, researchers surveyed about 2,500 adult males and discovered 46 differences between those never in Scouts, those in Scouts for a while, and Eagle Scouts. Since we worked on advancement tonight, I’ll concentrate on those differences related to setting and reaching goals.
Just by being in Scouts, you will be 40% more likely to continue taking at least one educational course every year. If you make Eagle, then you will be 80% more likely to continue taking education throughout your life. As you find with requirements and merit badges, learning is important to reach your goals.
And, when it comes to results, if you make Eagle, you will be 30% more likely to reach your job-related goals, 50% more likely to reach personal goals, 50% more likely to reach financial goals, every year, and 80% more likely to reach your spiritual goals.
I hope this little bit of information encourages you to set and reach your goals. Just by being in Scouts, you get a taste of what it means to have and reach some goals, and, not surprising, going for Eagle really teaches you what it means to set and achieve goals, not just in Scouts, but for the rest of your life.