Famous Eagle Scouts
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Famous Eagle Scouts include:
- James Lovell (DIST), astronaut and captain of the Apollo 13 mission
- Donald Rumsfeld (DIST), former Secretary of Defense
- Stephen Spielberg (DIST), director
- Neil Armstrong (DIST), astronaut and the first man to walk on the moon
- Gerald Ford (DIST), 38th President of the USA
- William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt (DIST), Danish Knight-Scout who is said to be the father of American Scouting.
- Philo Farnsworth, inventor and patented the television
- L. Ron Hubbard, writer of Dianetics and the founder of Scientology
- Michael Moore, director, author, and comedian
- Mitchell Paige (DIST), Marine Corps hero who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Guadalcanal
- Ryan Stout, stand-up comedian
- William H. Gates, Sr (DIST), retired attorney and philanthropist and is the father of Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.
Note: DIST means that the person is a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
People Incorrectly Regarded as Eagle Scouts include:
- Hank Aaron (Silver Buffalo Award recipient)
- Harrison Ford (life scout)
- Jimmy Stewart (second class)