Joshua Brumley, Atticus Fee, Charles Flanders, Ikenna Nzewi, Forrest Powell and Tyler Usie were all awarded the highest advancement rank attainable in the Boy Scout program. Less than 5 percent of all scouts earn this prestigious Eagle Scout rank.
In order to earn the Eagle rank, Scouts must earn at least 21 merit badges while demonstrating scout spirit and leadership within the troop.
Of the 21 merit badges, 12 are “Eagle required" and include First Aid, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Personal Fitness, Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving, Environmental Science, Personal Management, Swimming, Hiking or Cycling and Camping and Family Life. Each badge involves several requirements and is completed over a period of time.
In addition to those requirements, each Scout must plan, develop, organize, raise funds and lead other scouts and adults in the completion of an extensive service project within the community.
Several Scouts chose community service projects at the Zachary Historic Village. Tyler Usie refurbished the patio area, added a white picket fence and pressure washed the slab. Forrest Powell refurbished and added picket fence sections to other sections of the grounds. Atticus Fee built flower beds and landscaped the patio area. Ikenna Nzewi built a green house in order to help the Zachary Historic Village maintain its landscaping.
Joshua Brumley chose to do the landscaping around the signage at Zachary Elementary School in memory of his grandmother, Peggy Spangler, a former teacher there.
Charlie Flanders re-striped the parking lot at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
"Congratulations to these local scouts for beautifying our community and truly helping the City of Zachary become a better place to live," said Mayor David Amrhein. "This rare and extremely notable achievement will serve you well throughout your life."