What does it mean to be an Eagle Scout?
The Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Scouts BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). It takes years to meet all the requirements necessary to achieve this rank. Only four percent of Boy Scouts have been granted this rank after a lengthy review process.
To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges, the Eagle Scout must demonstrate Scout Spirit and an ideal attitude based upon the Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership.
This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages.
The Eagle Scout is presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout. Additional recognition can be earned through Eagle Palms, which is awarded for completing additional tenure, leadership, and merit badge requirements.
Earning the Boy Scout's Highest Honor, The EAGLE SCOUT rank has caught the attention of some of the highest ranking people in the United States, including the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
Other dignataries and past presidents have also recognized the explemplary honor earned by Sean Zimmerman.
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Sean used his expertise as an information systems technology student at Dauphin County Technical School to manage the development of the files used for the interactive directory. The histories of 20 veterans buried at Historic Midland Cemetery were researched.
Sean Zimmerman is scheduled to graduate with honors from Dauphin County Technical School in June 2019. After that, he plans to obtain a degree in computer science at Harrisburg Area Community College, for which he already earned several credits while still in high school. He is considering a career in information security. Sean started his Scout career as a Tiger Cub Scout in the first grade, continuing through all ranks of Cub Scouting before crossing over into the Boy Scouts in April 2012. Besides his Eagle project, Sean earned a total of 36 merit badges and attended summer camp for six years during his tenure as a Boy Scout. Sean was supported by his parents, Jerry & Phyllis Zimmerman of Swatara Township, whom actively participated in his troop’s activities and served on Troop 308’s committee for several years.
Assisting Sean with the development of the files for the interactive directory were the following people:
• Voice Over Narrator - Boy Scout Troop 308 committee member Ann Ariano
• Sound Technician - Sam Krepps
• Script Writer - Phyllis Zimmerman
• Troop 308 Assistant Leader - Richard Joel
• Scout Leader - Anthony Ariano
• Researchers - Troop 308 Boy Scouts Sean Zimmerman, Peter Ariano, Austin Carpenter, Mayur Despande, and Troop 308 committee member Phyllis Zimmerman
• Initial Map template design and programming - Sean Zimmerman with assistance from Adam Dawson (Adam is a web development and design instructor at Dauphin County Technical School).< Sean Zimmerman and Midland cemetery Director Barbara Barksdale Some of the active participants working on the project >