Weight of being an eagle scout

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  1. Phildog

    Phildog Member

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    I am proud to say I am an Eagle Scout, and I was just wondering how much of an impact this has on my application. Is it major? Other than being an Eagle Scout, I have great leadership activities and sports. I am also in the top 10% of my class, and have a 30 on the act. (35 English 31 math, 27 reading 27 science 31 writing). How much will being an Eagle Scout help me? Thanks!
     
  2. flieger83

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    It's a very laudable achievement and all the SA's look very favorably upon it!! :thumb:

    But it guarantees nothing.

    It's a big "check mark" on the leadership portion of the total package, don't get me wrong; and you should be VERY and RIGHTFULLY proud of your achievement!!

    But keep pressing with the rest of your package to make it ALL that excellent!! :thumb:

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  3. Rage_14

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    I do not know how much weight it holds, but I had very similar stats in addition to a couple varsity sports and lots of community service and I just started firstie year:thumb: best of luck!
     
  4. Phildog

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    Congrats! What were you act or sat score, just out of curiosity?
     
  5. tradecraft

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    Try to not get caught up with the numbers. Unless you have a 36 on your ACT or 2400 SAT- keep taking the test until you've done your best. Being an Eagle Scout is an impressive achievement but then again, a lot of other applicants will have that too and then some. Focus on what you can do with your resume. Other people's scores and stats are not that important.
     
  6. Rage_14

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    I only took the ACT, but I got a 30 I think.
     

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