Scott Walker is born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Llewellyn, a pastor, and Patricia Walker, a department store bookkeeper who also writes a column for the local newspaper. His family moves to Plainview, Iowa, when he is 2-1/2 years old where his father takes a job as pastor of the First Baptist Church. His third grade teacher says he is:
An excellent student. He was a mischievous little boy, but he wasn’t naughty.
When he is 10, they move to Delavan, Wisconsin. In 1985 he is selected as an Eagle Scout to represent Wisconsin at the American Legion Boys Nation in Washington, D.C.