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The Boy Scouts was an Earth youth organization dedicated to building the character and broadening the horizons of its young members.
Both Jonathan Archer and Malcolm Reed were Eagle Scouts in the Boy Scouts. In total, Archer earned 26 merit badges, including a wilderness merit badge given to him after surviving in a New Zealand rainforest. Reed earned 28 merit badges, including an exobiology merit badge that Archer did not earn.
In 2285, David Marcus described his father, James T. Kirk, as an "overgrown boy scout". David's mother, Carol, disagreed with this analogy, however, replying, "James Kirk was many things, but he was NEVER a boy scout." (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)