The Boy Scouts of America's highest rank is the Eagle Scout.

This prestigious award is widely recognized throughout the country even by those who aren't familiar with the requirements. Becoming an Eagle Scout takes perseverance and hard work which is a pretty tall order for today’s teenagers. In fact, only about 6.5% of all eligible Scouts earn their Eagle rank. Eagle Scouts value perseverance, discipline, motivation, leadership, accountability, and achievement. And those lead to tangible benefits throughout their lives. It is often the only high school accomplishment that is listed on a resume regardless of age. Our Council views the Eagle Scout award as very deserving of financial recognition. For each Scout who achieves the Eagle Scout rank from within St. Patrick’s Boy Scout Troop 326, we award them with $100 cash and a Certificate of Achievement.