Alameda’s Newest Eagles Take Flight

Pictured from left to right: leaders Mark Sifling and Mike Panos, scout Henry Banchieri, leader Lee Rosen, scouts Brendan Cook, Eric Jarecki, Tibor Thompson, Andrew Jarecki, leader Neal Jarecki, scouts Zachary Quayle, Vander von Stroheim and Jonathan Hildreth.
Photo credit: Terry Winckler

Alameda’s Newest Eagles Take Flight

Sun Staff Reports

Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. Since its inception in 1911, only 4 percent of Scouts have earned this rank after a lengthy review process. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges. The Eagle Scout must demon¬strate Scout Spirit, an ideal atti¬tude based upon the Scout Oath and Law, service and leadership. This includes an extensive ser¬vice project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages.

This summer, in the largest induction ever held by Alameda Troop 73, eight Life Scouts grad¬uated to Eagle Scout status.

Due to the large number of leaders, family members and mentors the ceremony was con¬ducted outdoors at Franklin Park.