By Jessica Gross
Researchers at Baylor University have found that Eagle Scouts — the elite 5 percent of Boy Scouts — are more likely to exercise daily, have close friendships, volunteer, participate in environmental groups and achieve personal goals. Byron Johnson, an author of the study, says it merely proved what his grandmother knew all along. “We use obscure methods and statistics to demonstrate what’s obvious to everyday people,” he says. Most dramatic, least surprising finding? Eagles are 124 percent more likely than nonscouts to stock their homes with disaster supply kits.