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Eagle Scouts fly high, study says

What do Edward Miller, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, John C. Inglis, deputy director of the National Security Agency, and Stephen Martino, director of the Maryland State Lottery, have in common?

They’re all Eagle Scouts – and your boss might be one, too.

A study by Baylor University found that men who earned the distinction of Eagle Scout, the highest ranking in the Boy Scouts of America, are about 39 percent more likely than other scouts to hold a workplace leadership position and about 55 percent more likely than non-scouts to hold such a position.

The study also analyzed the effects scouting has on other facets of life, including one’s likelihood to volunteer and donate money to charity and closeness in personal relationships.

Only about 4 percent of Boy Scouts reach the Eagle ranking, including more than 375 young men in Central Maryland annually, according to the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

See the full study here.