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profile name: Donald Sutherland profile occupation: Film Actor
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profile name: Lesra Martin profile occupation: Activist, Lawyer
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profile name: Michael Ondaatje profile occupation: Author, Poet
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profile name: Frederick Grant Banting profile occupation: Inventor, Doctor
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profile name: Lester B. Pearson profile occupation: Diplomat, Prime Minister
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Incorporated in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was founded with the aim of instilling ethics and morals into the lives of young boys. A Scout is a "trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent," boy who, above all, strives to "be prepared" and "do his best." The highest order of these Boy Scouts are the Eagle Scouts, a rare group of young men who rise through the scouting ranks to earn 21 merit badges, serve for six months in a troop leadership position, and successfully complete a strict Eagle Scout board of review, among other requirements.
The first Eagle Scout to complete this training was 17-year-old Arthur R. Eldred, on September 2, 1912. Since then, more than 2 million Boy Scouts have earned the coveted rank. Here are some of the most famous of the honorable young men who made it to the top of the Boy Scouts program.
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NBC's popular singing-competition show, The Voice, has drawn comparisons to series like American Idol and The X Factor. Judges of the show, which is hosted by Carson Daly, have included Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and newcomers Usher and Shakira. "Vote" for your favorite celebrity judge of the show by examining Biography.com's Judges of The Voice group.
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Learn more about Erik and Lyle Menendez, the notorious brothers convicted of brutally murdering their rich parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, in their Beverly Hills home in 1989. It was later proven that the Menendez brothers had planned the killings for weeks. At trial, Erik and Lyle unsuccessfully claimed self-defense and abuse, and were sentenced to life in prison in 1996. Get the details of the case, and peruse our biographies and videos, only at Biography.com.
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