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Troop 21 honors newest Eagle
 

Zachary Condon

Zachary Condon

 

Zachary Condon becomes an Eagle Scout

Date published: 5/21/2006

Zachary Condon, a member of Boy Scout Troop 21, was awarded the Eagle Scout rank at a recent Eagle Court of Honor. Scoutmaster Duane Schoenhardt presented the Eagle badge and served as master of ceremonies. Troop 21 is part of the National Capital Area Council and is chartered by Peace United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg.

Zachary started Scouting as a Tiger Cub in 1996. In 2001, he achieved the Arrow of Light award, the highest award in Cub Scouts. On his trail to Eagle, Zachary served in many leadership positions within the troop, becoming a member of the Order of the Arrow and earning 29 merit badges.

One of the Zachary's greatest personal achievements is the completion of his Eagle service project in February. The project was developed to benefit the Thurman Brisben Center in Fredericksburg, which provides emergency shelter, food and self-help programs to homeless families and individuals. Zach coordinated and executed a food and personal-items drive for the center and also built shelving units in two of the center's storage closets. In addition to all the donations, more than $1,100 was collected and donated directly to the center.

Zachary is in the 10th grade and is home-schooled. He attends Spotswood Baptist Church and is an active member of the youth group. After graduation from high school, he hopes to attend the Air Force Academy in Colorado and become a pilot for the Air Force.

Date published: 5/21/2006