Neil Armstrong: Distinguished Eagle Scout

Post date: Feb 18, 2015 3:18:57 AM

As our Scouting celebration known as Blue and Gold quickly approaches, here is some scout-related inspiration I thought I'd share (from

Neil Armstrong was active in the Boy Scouts and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. As an adult, he was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America with its Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and Silver Buffalo Award.

[9] On July 18, 1969, while flying towards the Moon inside the Columbia, Armstrong greeted the Scouts: "I'd like to say hello to all my fellow Scouts and Scouters at Farragut State Park in Idaho having a National Jamboree there this week; and Apollo 11 would like to send them best wishes".

Among the very few personal items that Neil Armstrong carried with him to the Moon and back was a World Scout Badge.[11]