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Famous People Who Were Boy Scouts

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The organization formerly known as Boy Scouts of America will celebrate its 109th anniversary on Feb. 8, 2019. This is a time of tremendous change for the organization, as it will now allow female members in all five of its scouting programs: Cub Scouting, Venturing, Sea Scouting, Exploring, and now the Scouts BSA Program. The organization will now be known as Scouts BSA.

Scouts BSA will continue to adhere to its mission of helping to “prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes” by instilling them with key values from an early age.

These values, such as being loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, and kind have helped generations of young Americans become successful adults. Many political leaders, businessmen, celebrities, and scientists were scouts in their early years.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed media sources, including the Boy Scouts of America’s publication Scouting Magazine, to determine some of the most famous people who were Boy Scouts.

These are 50 famous people who were Boy Scouts.

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1. Alfred Kinsey
> Known as: Scientist, researcher

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2. Andy Griffith
> Known as: Actor

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3. Bill Clinton
> Known as: President

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4. Bill Gates
> Known as: Microsoft co-founder

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5. Buzz Aldrin
> Known as: Astronaut

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6. Chan Gailey
> Known as: Football coach

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7. Charles Dolan
> Known as: Cablevision founder

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8. Chris Pratt
> Known as: Actor

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9. Clive Cussler
> Known as: Novelist

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10. Dan Reynolds
> Known as: Imagine Dragons lead singer

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11. David Lynch
> Known as: Filmmaker

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12. Donald Rumsfeld
> Known as: Politician

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13. Dr. James Andrews
> Known as: Surgeon

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14. Ewing Kauffman
> Known as: Former Kansas City Royals owner

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15. George Strait
> Known as: Musician

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16. George Takei
> Known as: Actor

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17. George W. Bush
> Known as: President

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18. Gerald Ford
> Known as: President

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19. Hank Aaron
> Known as: Baseball player

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20. Harrison Ford
> Known as: Actor

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21. Jack Black
> Known as: Actor

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22. James Valentine
> Known as: Maroon 5 guitarist

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23. Jay Leno
> Known as: Comedian, TV host

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24. Jimmy Buffett
> Known as: Musician

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25. Jimmy Stewart
> Known as: Actor

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26. Joe Theismann
> Known as: Football player

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27. John F. Kennedy
> Known as: President

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28. John Lithgow
> Known as: Actor

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29. John Wayne
> Known as: Actor

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30. L. Ron Hubbard
> Known as: Novelist, founder of Scientology

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31. Mark Spitz
> Known as: Olympic swimmer

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32. Martin Luther King Jr.
> Known as: Civil rights activist

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33. Michael Bloomberg
> Known as: Businessman, Mayor

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34. Michael Jordan
> Known as: Basketball player

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35. Michael Moore
> Known as: Filmmaker

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36. Mike Rowe
> Known as: TV host

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37. Neil Armstrong
> Known as: Astronaut

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38. Nolan Ryan
> Known as: Baseball player

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39. Philo T. Farnsworth
> Known as: Inventor of the television

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40. Rex Tillerson
> Known as: former secretary of state, former CEO of ExxonMobil

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41. Richard Gere
> Known as: Actor

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42. Rob Corddry
> Known as: Actor

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43. Ross Perot
> Known as: Businessman

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44. Sam Walton
> Known as: Walmart founder

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45. Stephen Breyer
> Known as: Supreme Court Justice

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46. Steve Young
> Known as: Football player

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47. Steven Spielberg
> Known as: Filmmaker

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48. Tommy Lasorda
> Known as: Baseball manager

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49. Walter Cronkite
> Known as: Journalist

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50. Zach Galifianakis
> Known as: Actor, comedian

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