Boys State and Eagle Scout

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  1. mke4me

    mke4me Member

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    How much weight does attending Boys State and being an Eagle Scout carry on the application?
     
  2. Spud

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    How heavy is a rock?
     
  3. army25

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    I'm at Girls State right now, and I talked to one of the Boys State counselor's that was giving an info session on West Point and he said that they both have a lot of points. They are equal to each other, but you only get credit for one of them.
     
  4. BigNick

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    Boys State and Eagle Scout are VERY important and greatly impress the Admissions people.

    When you go to Boy's State try to get elected to a high position.

    Anything that appears to be a leadership position is very important - teams, clubs, school positions, etc.

    Now get those SATs over 700 or at least high 600's

    Earn letters on at least one sports team. Being the Captain of a team (especially "combat" sports like football or wrestling) is especially important.
     
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  5. 18'er

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    Sad/scary that you can only get credit for one. Boys State is such a great program, but, in no way does it compare to the multi-year. multi-requirement process to reach Eagle Scout. In no way comparable.
     
  6. time2

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    That is not correct. You get points on your application for ALL of the various activities you participate in...none of them are mutually exclusive. Whoever said you don't is misinformed.
     
  7. EagleScout13

    EagleScout13 USMA Class of 2017

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    I agree with time2. I went to Boy's State and am an Eagle Scout and I can assure you that both were used in determining if I should get an appointment. Don't regard everything on these forums as truth, only guidance.
     

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