On Sept. 9, Sharpsburg Boy Scout Troop 51 gained its first Eagle Scout in 20 years.
Amidst family, friends and the Scouts of Troop 51, Bryan Warner was awarded the Boy Scout of America's highest rank.
State Sen. Donald F. Munson was on hand to award Bryan a Maryland Senate Resolution in his honor. Other honors included resolutions from the Maryland House, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate.
To achieve the rank of Eagle, a Scout is asked to fulfill more than 325 requirements pertaining to rank advancement and merit badges.
Bryan started his career as a Scout, then Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and ultimately, Eagle.
While working on rank advancement, there are 12 merit badges that the Scout is required to complete, which Scouts call "the Eagle merit badges:" Camping, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science, Family Life, First Aid, Hiking, Personal Fitness, and Personal Management. In addition, the Scout must also complete at least nine other merit badges of his choice.