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This is a list of notable Scouts and Scouters.



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Hon. Nana Amanfi III CBE, Omanhene (Paramount Chief) of Asebu State
Peter Awoonor-Renner Chairman of APSOG


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Muammar Gaddafi Autocratic ruler of Libya



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Barack Obama 44th President of the United States


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Lee Yunsook politician


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Mohammed Jaisham Ibrahim saved the President of Maldives from assassination


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Jejomar Binay Vice President of the Philippines, former Mayor of Makati City, National President of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Regional Chairman, Asia-Pacific Scout Region (World Organization of the Scout Movement)


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Lee Kuan Yew First Prime Minister of The Republic of Singapore


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Kieran Ault-Connell Paralympic runner
Geoffrey Blainey historian
Sir Jack Brabham racing driver
Sally Browne fashion entrepreneur
Keith Conlon television and radio presenter
Jamie Durie television host
Peter Garrett MP - Minister of Environment, Heritage and The Arts and musician
Regan Harrison Olympic swimmer
Jack Heath author
Shane Jacobson comedian
Tim Jarvis explorer and adventurer
Shane Mattiske NRL Director of Strategy
Brendan Nelson MP - Former Federal Defence Minister
Dave O'Neil talkback radio host
David Parkin Australian rules footballer and coach
Helen Sham-Ho member, NSW Legislative Council
Dick Smith businessman and aviator
Adam Spencer radio DJ and media personality
Jack Yabsley television presenter


Czech Republic

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Václav Havel 1st president of the Czech Republic

[edit] The Netherlands

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Jan Peter Balkenende Prime Minister
Jozef van den Berg Hermit, former theatre maker
Jo Cals Prime Minister
Arjan Erkel medical aid worker for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), abducted in Dagestan
Jan van Hoof member of the Dutch resistance (Operation Market Garden)
Bert Koenders politician
Piet J. Kroonenberg Scouting historian and author
Tinneke de Nooij Discjocky (Radio Veronica)
Frits Philips chairman of the board of directors of Dutch electronics company Philips
Jean Jacques Rambonnet Vice Admiral, Minister (Navy, Colonies, War), the only Chief Scout of the Netherlands
Joost Swarte comic artist and graphical designer
Willem Oltmans journalist
H.M. Beatrix of the Netherlands

H.M. Juliana of the Netherlands also known as Movavedo (Mother of many daughters)
H.R.H. Duke Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Scherwin Prince of the Netherlands, Prince Consort, Chairman of Netherlands Pathfinders
H.R.H. Princess Máxima of the Netherlands Princess of Orange, now patron of Scouting Nederland
H.R.H. Princess Christina of the Netherlands

H.R.H. Claus von Amsberg Prince of the Netherlands, Jonkheer van Amsberg, Prince Consort
H.R.H. Princess Irene of the Netherlands

H.R.H. Princess Margriet of the Netherlands


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Vlade Divac retired basketball player
Patriarch Pavle of Serbia 44th Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church
Emir Kusturica filmmaker, actor and musician
Mika Antić poet, movie director, journalist and painter
Desanka Maksimović poet


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Carl XVI Gustaf king
Gustaf VI Adolf king, Chief Scout
Folke Bernadotte diplomat, United Nations mediator in Palestine
Carl-Henric Svanberg CEO of BP

United Kingdom

Girlguiding UK

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Anne, Princess Royal

Cherie Booth human rights lawyer
Betty Boothroyd first female Speaker of the House of Commons
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Queen Consort
Queen Elizabeth II

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson athlete and television presenter
Glenda Jackson actress and politician
Lorraine Kelly television presenter
Princess Margaret

Mo Mowlam politician
Dame Anita Roddick entrepreneur and environmental campaigner
Helen Sharman the first British woman in space
Delia Smith television chef
Faye White athlete and sports commentator

Girls' Brigade

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Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson athlete and television presenter

The Scout Association

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Henry Allingham World War I veteran believed to have been the oldest Scout in Europe
David Attenborough Naturalist, TV personality
David Beckham midfielder of the England football squad
David Bellamy TV personality
Tony Benn Politician
Tony Blair Former-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Gyles Brandreth author and politician
Richard Branson Entrepreneur
Sir Trevor Brooking footballer
Brian Clough football manager
Nigel Clough Footballer
John Craven TV personality
Jim Davidson entertainer
Ken Dodd entertainer
Roger Gale politician
Richard Hammond TV presenter
Mike Harding comedian/songwriter and radio presenter
Ainsley Harriot TV chef
James Jakes Racing driver; sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America for the 2012 IndyCar season
Rhys Jones youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest
Natasha Kaplinsky BBC news presenter
Neil Kinnock politician
Sammy Lee footballer
John Major former Prime Minister
Simon Mayo disc jockey/TV presenter
Paul McCartney singer/songwriter/bassist of the Beatles and Wings
Derek Mountfield footballer
Denis Norden TV personality
Jamie Oliver celebrity chef
Michael Owen footballer
Michael Parkinson radio presenter, TV personality
Jeremy Paxman TV/news presenter
Cliff Richard entertainer
Keith Richards Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter
Bobby Robson former England football manager
Roger Scruton philosopher
David Seaman footballer
Chris Tarrant TV personality
Harold Wilson former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Antony Worrall Thompson chef and television presenter

North America


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Jean-François Carrey youngest Canadian to climb Mount Everest

United States

Girl Scouts of the USA

These notable individuals were in the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). Also see Gold Award recipients.
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Betsy Boze President of Kent State University Stark and senior fellow at American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Barbara Bush former First Lady of the United States
Laura Bush former First Lady of the United States
Tipper Gore former Second Lady of the United States
Dolores Huerta Labor Leader
Kathy Mattea singer
Robin Roberts newscaster

Boy Scouts of America

These notable individuals were in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Also see the lists of Eagle Scouts, Recipients of the Silver Buffalo Award, Chief Scout Executives, National presidents of the Boy Scouts of America and National commissioners.
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Buzz Aldrin astronaut and Tenderfoot Scout
Dennis Rader "BTK" serial killer
George W. Bush Cub Scout, 43rd U.S. President
Calvin Coolidge, Jr. son of President Calvin Coolidge; with his brother, he was the first Scout to live in the White House.
Walter Cronkite Broadcast journalist
John Hope Franklin Boy Scout; historian, author of From Slavery to Freedom recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Bill Gates Life Scout, founder of Microsoft
Alexander D. Goode Scout leader, Rabbi, Army Chaplain, one of the Four Chaplains who died when the USAT Dorchester was torpedoed during World War II
Walter Greenberg Scout, World War II refugee from Italy, movie maker
Byron Hill Life Scout, Nashville songwriter
John Isley host of The John Boy & Billy Big Show
John F. Kennedy Star Scout, 35th President of the United States
Tommy Lasorda member of National Baseball Hall of Fame, manager of two LA Dodgers World Series champion teams
Ross A. McGinnis Cub Scout, Boy Scout, awarded Medal of Honor in the Iraq War
Clark V. Poling Scout leader, Hillsboro County, NH, Dutch Reformed minister, Army Chaplain, one of the Four Chaplains who died when the USAT Dorchester was torpedoed during World War II
Alan K. Simpson Scout, U.S. Senator from Wyoming
George Takei Actor, Community leader, Civil Rights Activist
Teller Entertainer, Cub Scout
Robert Pershing Wadlow World's tallest Boy Scout
John P. Washington Scout leader, Elizabeth, NJ, Catholic priest, Army Chaplain, one of the Four Chaplains who died when the USAT Dorchester was torpedoed during World War II
Honorary Scouts
In 1911, President William Howard Taft accepted the position of honorary president of the BSA, and each U.S. president since has served. Theodore Roosevelt was the only honorary vice-president, as he had left office before the honorary presidency began.
In 1927, the Boy Scouts of America created Honorary Scouts to distinguish "American citizens whose achievements in outdoor activity, exploration and worthwhile adventure are of such an exceptional character as to capture the imagination of boys...". The eighteen who were awarded this distinction were:
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Roy Chapman Andrews Explorer, adventurer and naturalist; director of the American Museum of Natural History
Robert Bartlett Newfoundland navigator and Arctic explorer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries
Frederick Russell Burnham Military scout and world traveling adventurer; served the British Army in colonial Africa; taught woodcraft to Robert Baden-Powell
Richard E. Byrd Rear admiral, polar explorer, aviator and recipient of the Medal of Honor
George Kruck Cherrie Naturalist and explorer of the American Museum of Natural History
James L. Clark Explorer and scientist of the American Museum of Natural History
Merian C. Cooper American aviator and adventurer, Polish Air Force officer in the 1920s; later U.S. Army Forces brigadier general; director, screenwriter, producer and actor; credits include King Kong
Lincoln Ellsworth Arctic explorer
Louis Agassiz Fuertes Ornithologist, illustrator and artist
George Bird Grinnell Anthropologist, historian, naturalist, and writer; influenced public opinion and legislation which ultimately led to the preservation of the American buffalo
Charles Lindbergh Aviator, author, inventor and explorer
Donald B. MacMillan Arctic explorer, sailor and researcher
Clifford H. Pope Herpetologist and explorer
George P. Putnam Publisher, author and explorer
Kermit Roosevelt Explorer, soldier who served with both the British and U.S. Armies, businessman and writer
Carl Rungius Wildlife artists
Stewart Edward White Author of adventure travel books
Orville Wright Co-inventor of the world's first successful airplane