Troop 202 member becomes Eagle Scout

Ethan Wallace, a member of the BSA Troop 202 and a resident of Locust, has earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers. Fewer than 2 percent of all Scouts in the United States earned the Eagle rank.

Wallace, 18, who will graduate from homeschooling this spring, earned 29 merit badges in Troop 202. Twenty-one are required to earn the Eagle Scout award.

Ethan Wallace recently was honored for obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

For his final project, he and his fellow Troop 202 Scouts installed a barrier gate to help secure the driveway used for donations at West Stanly Christian Ministries in Stanfield.

Troop 202 honored Ethan with a ceremony on Jan. 9 at New Life Church in Locust.

He has been on a number of scouting trips — including an 11-day backpacking adventure through the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico last summer. He has also traveled with Troop 202 to Yosemite National Park in California and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

Troop 202 has been active in the community through The Big Serve, picking up trash along Running Creek Road through the Adopt-A-Highway program and volunteering at West Stanly Christian Ministries.

Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday and charter out of Locust Presbyterian Church.