- <2% – The percentage of the 500,000 high school baseball players that will go on to play NCAA Division 1 baseball.
- 80% – The percentage of college baseball players that play for colleges other than Division 1 schools (i.e. D2, D3, junior colleges or NAIA).
- 9 – The average number of scholarships awarded each year by a D2 college.
- 7 – The middle-school grade when college coaches start evaluating recruits.
- 0.006% – The odds of a high school athlete going pro
- 3.5 – Times more likely Eagle Scouts are to be admitted to West Point than the general high school population.
- 47 – The number of national scholarships available only to Eagle Scouts, not including local and council scholarships
- 4% – The percentage of the 2.6-million Boy Scouts who will go on to earn the Eagle Scout award.
- 191 – Members of Congress who were Scouts as youth.
- $384 Million – The value of volunteer time provided by Scouts and volunteers in 2013.
- Unknown, but likely big – The dollar value of scholarships awarded to Scouts last year
- Priceless – The value that Scouting brings to our youth and our society.
College admissions officers say that, all other things being equal, being a Scout gives a college applicant an advantage over someone who wasn’t involved in Scouting.
Do the numbers work in your favor?