Mizzou Kicker and Eagle Scout Tackles It All

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Eagle Scout and University of Missouri’s placekicker, Andrew Baggett (Photo credit Kim Bag)

Executing a perfect field goal while thousands cheer your name might seem like a stretch, but for an Eagle Scout like Andrew Baggett, he can dig it.

In fact, the University of Missouri’s senior placekicker has been balancing school, sports and Scouting since he first joined Cub Scouts with nearly a dozen of his best friends.

An independent and dedicated boy from a young age, Andrew has always been up for taking on any challenge kicked his way. 

“He wasn’t intense, but he was very focused, and somehow he juggled it all and got it all done,” his mother shared with the Columbia Missourian.

He started Cub Scouts thinking it would be like any other after-school activity, yet he quickly discovered the program was much more than that. And like Scouting, he also took an interest in sports like soccer and in his teens, football. 

Between campouts, meetings, service, football practice, and school, Baggett excelled at conquering his busy schedule with finesse. He even took on earning Scouting’s highest rank and accepted the honor at 16 – along with the same group of Cubs he grew up with.

And once college rolled around, his hard work on the football field paid off, too. The Eagle Scout secured his place on Mizzou’s football team. Now the senior is looking ahead, ready to take on new challenges of the future.

Read Andrew’s full story over on the Columbian Missourian and find out why his mom says, “You learn a lot when you put a whole bunch of Boy Scouts together.”


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Hayley Cordaro is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at