Published On: Feb 06 2014 06:07:28 PM ESTUpdated On: Feb 06 2015 02:00:00 AM EST
Just like his character Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford also reached the rank of Life Scout, which is one rank below Eagle Scout.
Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg, who directed Ford in those "Indiana Jones" movies, did him one better, reaching the rank of Eagle Scout.
Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon gold medalist and stepdad to the Kardashian girls, was a Cub Scout.
Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan was involved in Scouting while growing up in Wilmington, N.C.
Before he founded Microsoft, Bill Gates had reached the rank of Life Scout.
Michael Moore earned his Eagle Scout badge with a slideshow exposing environmentally unfriendly businesses in his hometown of Flint, Mich.
Paul McCartney attended Scout camp in July 1957 in the village of Hathersage in Derbyshire, England, along with his brother and ….
… John Lennon, who was once a member of 3rd Allerton Scout Group.
Jimmy Buffett told Men's Journal in 2001 that he learned how to be a "pretty good field medic" from his time in Boy Scouts, adding that he could stitch people up, which comes in handy in remote surf breaks.
Baseball legend Hank Aaron, who earned the Life Scout rank, once told the Mobile Press Register that the greatest positive influence in his life was his involvement in Scouting.
Growing up in upstate New York, Richard Gere was also a member of the local Boy Scouts.
In the press kit for his 1990 movie "Wild at Heart," filmmaker David Lynch distilled his biography down to four words: "Eagle Scout, Missoula, Montana." More than two decades later, his Twitter account bears a similar description, reading simply, "Filmmaker. Born Missoula, MT. Eagle Scout."
Both comedian Rob Corddry and his younger brother Nate are Eagle Scouts from Troop 19, located in Weymouth, Mass.
"Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder achieved the rank of Eagle Scout along with several of his brothers. The actor also told NPR in 2010 that he was serving as a Scoutmaster.
John Tesh, the former "Entertainment Tonight" host and Grammy-nominated musician, earned his Eagle Scout badge.
Both members of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller are former Boy Scouts.
"Star Trek" star George Takei was a member of Boy Scout Troop 379 of the Koyasan Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles while growing up.
Bear Grylls became a Cub Scout at age 8 and was appointed the youngest-ever chief scout, the head of The Scout Association, the United Kingdom's largest Scouting organization, at the age of 35 in July 2009.
As a child growing up in Texas, country singer George Strait was involved in Cub Scouts.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg worked his way up to Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 11 in Medford, Mass., receiving the rank in 1955.
Three-time Super Bowl champ Steve Young was a Boy Scout, reaching as far as the Tenderfoot rank.
Jim Morrison's Cub Scouts uniform is on display in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Henry Fonda was an Eagle Scout in Troop 42 from Omaha, Neb., before going on to a successful 50 year acting career on stage, movies and television.
Actor Jimmy Stewart was a lifelong supporter of Scouting, having reached the rank of Second Class Scout as a boy. He was also an adult Scout leader and made advertisements for the Boy Scouts of America in his later years. A Boy Scout award named in his honor, The James M. Stewart Good Citizenship Award, has been handed out since May 2003.
Baseball Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda was a Boy Scout as a teenager in Norristown, Pa., and has said the training he received as a Scout has stuck with him all his life.
Not only was David Bowie a Boy Scout, his first public musical performance was at a Scout camp on the Isle of Wight in 1958.
The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was an avid Scout and even a squad leader as a youth and wrote in his autobiography "Life" that he had read every one of Scouting movement founder Lord Baden Powell's books.
John Wayne joined the Scouts when he was 12 years old in 1919. He eventually earned the rank of First Class Scout.
Ozzie Nelson, the bandleader who made his family famous through the radio and TV show "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," was a Boy Scout who earned the rank of Eagle Scout at age 13.
Like his character on "The Andy Griffith Show," who was depicted as having reached the rank of at least Second Class Boy Scout, Andy Griffith was himself a Boy Scout as a youth.
Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan was a Boy Scout while growing up in Alvin, Texas.
One of English soccer star David Beckham's first tastes of the sport came while playing soccer with his Boy Scout troop.
The late country music singer-songwriter Eddie Rabbitt was a proficient guitar player by the age of 12 thanks to his Scoutmaster, who taught him the instrument.
"Shaft" star Richard Roundtree was a Boy Scout while growing up in southeastern New York state.
Nine-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Mark Spitz was a Cub Scout.
"The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Smallville" star John Schneider was a Cub Scout growing up in Mount Kisco, N.Y.
"Dirty Jobs" star Mike Rowe became an Eagle Scout in January 1979 in Troop 16 in Baltimore, Md. His Eagle Scout service project involved reading to students at the Maryland School for the Blind, which he has cited as one of the reasons he became interested in narrating and writing.
Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was a Boy Scout, belonging to Troop 151 in Atlanta, Ga., while growing up.
Walter Cronkite attended the 1928 Republican National Convention on a field trip with his Boy Scout troop and eventually earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
Author and Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard was active in the Boy Scouts in Washington, D.C., and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1924, two weeks after his 13th birthday.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was an Eagle Scout who carried a World Scout Badge with him to the moon on Apollo 11. He also gave his fellow Scouts a shout-out on the way to the moon, radioing Mission Control in Houston that "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." He also was recognized as an adult by the Boy Scouts of America with the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and the Silver Buffalo Award, the latter presented for distinguished service to Scouting at the national level in the U.S.
Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, who followed Neil Armstrong off the Lunar Module Eagle to become the second man to walk on the moon, was also a Boy Scout, earning the rank of Tenderfoot Scout while growing up in New Jersey.
Astronaut James Lovell, most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, became an Eagle Scout while growing up in Milwaukee, Wis.
A number of U.S. presidents have been involved in Scouting, starting with John F. Kennedy, who attained the level of Star Scout and was the first U.S. president who was a Scout.
Gerald Ford was the first Eagle Scout to become vice president and later president. He began his Scouting career on Dec. 17, 1924, when he became a member of Troop 15, which was sponsored by the Trinity M.E. Church in Grand Rapids, Mich.
President Bill Clinton was a Cub Scout, but never progressed to Boy Scouting.
Growing up in Midland, Texas, President George W. Bush was also a Cub Scout.
While he wasn't involved in the Boy Scouts of America, President Barack Obama was a member of the Indonesian Scout Association growing up and was the equivalent of a Cub Scout.
Donald Rumsfeld served as U.S. secretary of defense under fellow Scouts in Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush. Growing up in Winnetka, Ill., Rumsfeld became an Eagle Scout in 1949 and is the recipient of both the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and the Silver Buffalo Award.
Billionaire and two-time U.S. presidential candidate Ross Perot joined the Boy Scouts and made Eagle Scout in 1942, after just 13 months in the program. He is also the recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and the Silver Buffalo Award.