Special Report

Famous Americans Who Were Boy Scouts

The organization known as Boy Scouts of America is more than a century old. Any youth boy or girl in the country can join one of its five scouting programs: Cub Scouting, Venturing, Sea Scouting, Exploring, and now the Scouts BSA Program.

The Boy Scouts of America’s mission is helping to “prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes” by instilling them with key values from an early age.

Many political leaders, businessmen, celebrities, and scientists were scouts in their early years. Five presidents — John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama — were Boy Scouts. (Here are 44 Republicans and 46 Democrats who have made a career out of serving in the House of Representatives.)

24/7 Tempo 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.