Would Cap Be An Eagle Scout?


Captain America and Eagle Scouts: Both wear uniforms, and of course they’re both patriotic and brave.

But the shield-toting Avenger has even more in common with young men who earn Scouting’s highest award than you might think.

Chris Evans, the actor who plays the superhero in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier (in theaters now), says “Cap” was modeled after an Eagle Scout he knew from growing up in Sudbury, Mass.

In an interview with Geek Dad blog, the actor says his friend, an Eagle Scout with the Knox Trail Council, inspired how Evans approaches the role.

Q: Do you find that a character like Captain America plays like a role model?

Chris Evans: Oh, completely. There’s a kid that I grew up with named Charlie Morris. He’s the best kid I know. He was an Eagle Scout. And being an Eagle Scout is not easy — you’ve got to really do it for a long time. But he’s just such a good man, and he genuinely, genuinely puts himself last. He lives by a code. And so when I took the role, I told Charlie, “Listen. I’m modeling this after you.” And it’s such a great character to aspire to be.

What a great quote. Seems to be proof enough that if Captain America existed in the real universe — instead of just the Marvel Universe — he’d surely have been a Boy Scout and more than likely an Eagle Scout.

The only question: Could Captain America count “saving the world” as his Eagle Scout project, or would he need to do something else?

– Bryan Wendell

10 Comments on Would Cap Be An Eagle Scout?

  1. awesome!

  2. Real Baseball // April 5, 2014 at 11:59 am // Reply

    I saw the movie yesterday. It was epic!!!

  3. This movie… this movie… absolutely phenomenal… best superhero movie of all time!

  4. I know Cap isn’t “humorous” per se, but the Captain America movies are VERY good. CA2 had a great plot and was very entertaining!

  5. i love the capt

  6. It was good but he wouldn’t be an eagle scout Captain America is a hero not a kid

  7. Nope… pretty sure the council wouldn’t accept saving the world 😛

  8. Supreme Dictator // April 23, 2014 at 5:24 pm // Reply

    He would be an Eagle Scout! Captain America is the BEST Avenger.

  9. Beast as always

  10. watched it with my best bud, was the most epic movie of all time

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