Recently, Mr Ostravich sent me a link to an interesting article about scouting. This was a summary of a scientific study about eagle scouts. In the study, they compared qualities that eagle scouts typically have to scouts, and non scouts. It turns out that eagle scouts are more likely to be healthier, smarter, and better citizens than scouts or non scouts. The article also explains how becoming an eagle scout relates to these matters.
If you are interested about this article, here is the link.