That’s a lot of Eagle Scouts, and that’s a good thing.
In 2012, 57,976 young men earned Scouting’s highest achievement. That’s the highest number of Eagles earned for any given year in the history of the Scouting movement.
(The previous high was in the BSA’s Centennial Year of 2010, when 56,176 Scouts earned the rank of Eagle.)
Congrats to all the Eagles out there, old and new.