“Not a Job for a Boy Scout”

Posted on July 31, 2010. Filed under: Combined Federal Campaign - CFC, Leadership, Non-profits, Volunteer |

“Not a job for a Boy Scout”

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard that phrase in a bad movie, but it did make wonder, well, “What job do you want a Boy Scout for? ” One obvious answer – If you need someone to be an astronaut, there is an extremely high likelihood that they will have been in Scouts (see below for details).

On Sunday, July 25th in Washington, D.C. there was a parade down Constitution Avenue as part of the Boy Scouts of America Centennial celebration. The last time there was parade down Constitution Avenue of Boy Scouts was in 1937 as part of the National Jamboree. My dad, an Eagle Scout from Troop 13 in Washington, D.C. marched in that parade. As an Eagle Scout, I was proud to march in the 2010 parade, along with my two sons, one a Cub Scout and one a new Boy Scout.

In Honor of the Boy Scouts of America Centennial Celebration, here’s a list of the type of jobs that Scouts have done, and this is just a partial list:
Famous Eagles
• Bill Alexander, U.S. Representative from Arkansas
• Gary Anderson, U.S. Representative from New York
• Charles Bennett, U.S. Representative from Florida
• William Bennett, Former Secretary of Education
• Bill Bradley, Pro basketball star and U.S. Sneator from New Jersey
• Milton Caniff, Comic Strip Artist “Steve Canyon”
• Willaim Dannemeyer, U.S. Representative from California
• Arthur Eldred, (First Eagle Scout)
• Gerald Ford, 38th President of the U.S.
• Murphy J. “Mike” Foster, Governor of Louisiana
• James Lovell – Astronaut
• Richard Lugar, U.S. Senator from Indiana
• Sam Nunn, U.S. Senator from Georgia
• Ellison Onizuka, Challenger Astronaut
• J.J. Pickle, U.S. Representative from Texas
• Samuel Pierce, Former Secreatry of HUD
• Harrison Salisbury, Pulitzer Prize winning Author
• Willaim Sessions, Former FBI Director
• Steven Spielberg, Film Director/Producer
• Wallace Stegner, Pulitzer Prize winning Author
• Percy Sutton, Chairman of CBS John Tesh, TV Celebrity
• James Stewart – Actor
• James Brady, Former Press Secretary to President Reagan
• William C. DeVries, M.D., Transplanted first artificial heart
• Walter Cronkite – Journalist, T.V. commentator
• J. Willard Marriott, Jr., President, Marriott Corporation
• H. Ross Perot, Chairman, EDS Corp.
• Daniel J. Evans, Former US Senator and Governor of Washington state
Famous Scouts
• David Hartman, Actor (Life Scout)
• Henry “Hank” Aaron, Baseball Superstar (Boy Scout)
• Richard Gere – Actor
• Bruce Jenner – Olympic Gold Medal Decathlon (Cub Scout)
• Jim Morrison – Rock Legend (Boy Scout)
• Merlin Olsen, Actor, Sportscaster (Boy Scout)
• Eddie Rabbitt, Country/Western singer (Boy Scout)
• Richard Roundtree, Actor (Boy Scout)
• Alberto Salazar, 3-time winner, NYC Marathon (Life Scout)
• John Schneider, Actor/Singer (Cub Scout)
• Howard K. Smith, Former ABC-TV commentator (Boy Scout)
• Mark Spitz – Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer (Cub Scout)
• George Strait – Country/Western Singer (Cub Scout)
• Joe Theisman, Sportscaster, former NFL player (Life Scout)
• Peter Ueberroth, Former Commissioner of Baseball (Cub Scout)
• Paul Winfield, Actor (Cub Scout)
• Steve Young, NFL Quarterback
ASTRONAUTS
EAGLES:
Adamson, Armstrong, Bagian, Bluford, Bowersox, Brady, Carr, Carter, Chaffee, Covey, Creighton, Duke, Eisele, Fullerton, W. Gregory, Griggs, Hoffman, Jones, Lee, Lind, Llewellyn (King’s Scout, U.K.), Lovell, McCulley, O’Leary, Onizuka, Oswald, Parazynski, Reightler, Searfoss, See, Tanner, Truly, D. Walker
LIFES:
Anders, Basset, Brand, Bridges, Casper, Cooper, Evans, Fabian, G. Gardner, Givens, Gregory, Kregel, Low, Mattingly, McArthur, Mitchell, D. Scott, Spring, Springer, Van Hoften, C. Williams
STARS:
Barry, Cameron, England, W. Fisher, Garriott, R. Gibson, Gordon, Grissom, Haise, Lounge, McNair, Stafford
1ST CLASS:
J. Allen, Bean, Clifford, Coats, Engle, Freeman, D. Gardner, E. Gibson, Hammond, Henize, Linnehan, Nelson, Overmyer, Schirra, Schweickart, W. Scott, Shepard, Veach, Worden
2ND CLASS:
Bolden, Buchli, Carpenter, Cernan, Culbertson, Mullane, Parker, Pogue, Shriver, Swigert, W. Thornton, White, Young
TENDERFOOT:
Aldrin, Bursch, Hawley, Lousma, McDivitt, Michel, Schmitt, S. Smith
EXPLORER:
O’Connor, D. Williams
GIRL SCOUT:
E. Collins, Davis, A. Fisher, Helms, Jernigan, Lawrence, Seddon, Sherlock, Sullivan, K. Thornton, Janice Voss, Weber
CUB SCOUT:
A. Allen, C. Brown, Conrad, Foale (Wolf, Germany), Gernhardt, Henricks, Leestma, Lopez-Alegria, McBride, Meade, Readdy, Rominger, Shepherd, Thomas, Thuot, Wolf
RANK UNKNOWN:
C. Brown, Bull, Clervoy, Garneau, Harris, James Voss

Regards,

Bill Huddleston
Eagle Scout
Adult leader, Cub Scout & Boy Scouts

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