Donald Zumbach of Boy Scout Troop 277 was recently presented his Eagle Scout rank at a ceremony held at the Mason Building in Brunswick, Md.
This is the highest rank a Scout can achieve, and Donald is the first Scout from Troop 277 to reach this milestone in four years.
According to statistics, only two boys out of every 100 will become a Scout, and only one of these will become an Eagle Scout. To become an Eagle Scout, a boy must advance through the ranks, hold positions of leadership in the troop, provide service to others, and complete an Eagle project. Collectively, this amounts to a minimum of 325 requirements, all before his 18th birthday.
Donald was a member of Brunswick Pack 277, where he earned his Arrow of Light, before bridging into Troop 277 in 2000. As he advanced through the ranks, he held a variety of leadership positions, including patrol leader, senior patrol leader and junior assistant scoutmaster. He was chosen for the Order of the Arrow and completed his Ordeal in 2002, his Brotherhood in 2003, and Vigil in 2006.