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Warner first Eagle Scout for Troop 51 in 20 years

February 13, 2008

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.

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Bryan started his Scout career as a Tiger Cub in 1995. In 2000, he joined Troop 51 and over the past eight years, he has worked through his rank advancements and required Eagle merit badges.

In addition, he has earned 12 other merit badges, ranging from Archery and Animal Science to Dog Care, Electricity, and Orienteering.

Bryan has put in more than 75 hours of service to the community. He has held leadership positions within the troop. He has earned the Boy Scout World Conservation Award as well as the Episcopal Religious Emblem "God and Church."

For his Eagle Scout project, Bryan spent more than 30 hours planning, organizing and leading the construction of three cages within a larger wire cage for a local raptor rehabilitation center near Sharpsburg.

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