CONGRATULATIONS ABBY THATCHER, LILLIAN SHALLENBERGER, & JESSICA SHANNON
Eastern students Abby Thatcher, Lillian Shallenberger and Jessica Shannon have attained the highest rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America. These students were part of three young women who represented the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts for the Sagamore Council.
The Eagle Scout rank has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting but also in higher education, business and industry, and community service. The award is a performance-based achievement with high standards and an impressive history. Less than 5 percent of all Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle. This represents more than 2.5 million Scouts who have earned the rank since 1912.
The Sagamore Council provides character education through outdoor adventures to young men and women throughout its 15 counties. The mission of Scouting is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.