Dave – the Eagle Scout who earlier this year embarked on a quest to find out if chivalry is dead – is at it again. This time, the Scout is searching to pinpoint the moment Americans think they became adults.
And like his last video, Dave takes to the streets to survey passersby about their experiences growing up. The consensus? You’re as adult as you feel.
Dave notes in his post on the Independent Journal that a person legally becomes an adult in the U.S. when he or she reaches 18.
He explains, “Interestingly, a Boy Scout has until the age of 18 to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout (leading to many last minute boards of review).”
But as seen in the video below, a lot of people don’t quite feel they’ve reached adulthood at that point – which is where the value of Scouting comes in. One of the biggest benefits of the BSA’s programs is that they empower youth to become adults. Even if an 18-year-old Eagle Scout doesn’t feel he’s fully come into adulthood, he’s got the skill set to sail through the trials of being an adult.
Check out the video below to explore the question, “When do you become an adult?” with Dave. Then read on for a bonus video.
When do you think you became an adult? Share with us in the comments. But first check out this bonus interview Dave shared where an Eagle Scout veteran explains the moment he reached adulthood: