Title

Eagle Scouts and Servant Leadership

Authors

Ric RohmFollow

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2014

College

College of Business and Legal Studies

Department

Department of Historical, Legal, and Leadership Studies

Abstract

This qualitative case study explores whether Eagle Scouts are servant leaders. Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. Only five percent of all boys who join Scouting attain Eagle, a mere one tenth of one percent of all boys this age in the United States. Despite this, Eagle Scouts are found in much higher percentages among astronauts, in the military academies, and in Congress. Sendjaya, Sarros, and Santora’s (2008) model is used to measure six characteristics of servant leadership. Narrative and phenomenological research are conducted through personal interviews by the author and from Townley (2007). Recommendations are given for further investigation into Eagle Scouts and servant leadership.

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