The Most Famous Boy Scout: Exploring Prominent Figures in Scouting History

Choose the Scout you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Jun 16, 2023 10:18 (Updated on Dec 5, 2023 10:44)
Step right up and make your voice heard in the ultimate ranking of "Who is the most famous Boy Scout?" ever! With thousands of polls and rankings under our belt, StrawPoll brings you the chance to scout out the cream of the crop among the renowned Boy Scouts who have made their mark in history. Unleash your inner fan, cast your vote for your favorite, and see how they fare in this exciting race. But wait, there's more! Don't see your top pick on the list? Fret not! You can suggest a missing option and turn the tables in this thrilling showdown. So, join us now and let the best Scout soar to the top!

Who Is the Most Famous Boy Scout?

  1. 1
    Neil Armstrong
    Unknown authorUnknown author · Public domain
    The first man to walk on the moon was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
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    Steven Spielberg
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    Steven Spielberg

    Steven Spielberg
    The famous movie director was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
    Steven Spielberg is a highly successful American filmmaker and producer. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential directors in the history of cinema, with a career spanning several decades and encompassing numerous blockbuster films. Spielberg is known for his ability to create captivating stories and bring them to life on the big screen.
    • Birthdate: December 18, 1946
    • Nationality: American
    • Academy Awards: 3 wins, 16 nominations
    • Filmography: Over 30 feature films
    • Highest-Grossing Film: Jurassic Park ($1.03 billion worldwide)
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  3. 3

    Bill Gates

    Bill Gates
    The co-founder of Microsoft was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Life Scout.
    Bill Gates is an American business magnate, software developer, and philanthropist. He co-founded Microsoft Corporation, which is one of the world's largest and most successful technology companies. Gates is widely known for his role in revolutionizing the personal computer industry with the development of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
    • Co-founder(s): Paul Allen
    • Founded: April 4, 1975
    • Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, United States
    • Industry: Technology
    • Products: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Xbox, Azure, etc.
    Bill Gates in other rankings
  4. 4
    Chuck Norris
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    The martial artist and actor was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of First Class Scout.
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  5. 5
    The television host and narrator of "Dirty Jobs" was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
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  6. 6
    The businessman and former presidential candidate was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
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    Michael Bloomberg

    Michael Bloomberg
    The former mayor of New York City was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
    Michael Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder, CEO, and majority owner of Bloomberg L.P., a global financial services, software, and media company. Bloomberg is also known for serving as the 108th Mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013.
    • Public Service: Served as the Mayor of New York City for three terms
    • Book: Author of 'Bloomberg by Bloomberg' and 'Climate of Hope'
    • Net Worth: Approximately $60 billion
    • Birthdate: February 14, 1942
    • Nationality: American
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  8. 8
    Sam Walton
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    The founder of Walmart was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
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    George W. Bush
    Eric Draper · Public domain
    The former president of the United States was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Cub Scout.
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    Martin Luther King Jr.
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    Martin Luther King Jr.

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    The civil rights leader was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Life Scout.
    Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent civil rights activist and leader in the United States during the mid-20th century. He is best known for his role in advancing civil rights through nonviolent methods and delivering the iconic 'I Have a Dream' speech, which called for racial equality. King was an influential figure in the fight against discrimination and segregation, and his legacy continues to inspire individuals around the world.
    • Date of Birth: January 15, 1929
    • Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    • Education: Ph.D. in Systematic Theology
    • Key Achievements: Nobel Peace Prize (1964), Montgomery Bus Boycott, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965
    • Leadership Style: Nonviolent resistance, civil disobedience
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About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Boy Scout. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or Scout is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


  • 188 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Scout once every 24 hours. The rank of each Scout is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous boy scout

Background Information: The Boy Scouts of America is an organization that has been around for over a century, and has had millions of members over the years. This organization has produced many famous individuals, including presidents, astronauts, and even famous actors. However, when it comes to the most famous Boy Scout of all time, there is one name that stands out above the rest: Sir Robert Baden-Powell. Baden-Powell was the founder of the Boy Scouts, and his legacy has endured for over a century. He was originally a British soldier who served in various parts of the world, including Africa and India. During his time in the military, he became interested in outdoor skills and survival techniques, and he later used this knowledge to create the Boy Scouts. The organization quickly became popular, and it spread throughout the world. Baden-Powell was a charismatic leader, and he inspired millions of boys to become better citizens and to embrace the values of the Boy Scouts. He also wrote several books on scouting, which are still in use today. Baden-Powell's influence on the Boy Scouts cannot be overstated, and his legacy continues to inspire generations of scouts around the world. Although he passed away in 1941, his impact on the organization and on society as a whole will never be forgotten.

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