Eagle Scout is just about the most significant accomplishment an American boy can do. The award has value in adult society because of the example and success of past Eagles in adult life. Since the first Eagle in 1912, more than 2 million boys (and men) have earned Eagle Scout.
Eagle Scout Requirement 5 from the Boy Scout Handbook
While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start.