Eagle Scout Ceremony
BIG FLATS - [WENY] A Boy Scout joined the small group of a select few with the rank of Eagle Scout. Joseph Barkley of Elmira was surrounded by friends, family, and fellow scouts for the event.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank, with only 5 to 7 percent of scouts being able to achieve it. Joseph has served as his Troop's historian, Chaplin Aide, and Assistant Patrol Leader. Joseph has completed 45 merits, more than double the requirement of 21 needed for the advancement to Eagle Scout.
For his eagle scout project, he designed and built a new sign for the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Some notable people that have reached the rank of Eagle Scout include the 38th President Gerald Ford, Director Steven Speilberg, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.