William McMillan receives national honor

William McMillan has been apart of Boys Scouts since 2nd grade. He has earned the Eagle Scout rank which is what 2% of boy scouts earn because they usually do not stay in Boy Scouts until they are 18. McMillan is the highest rank in his Boy Scouts group and has over 100 community service hours. He just recently won the Presidential Volunteer Award for having so many community hours.

For those who don’t know what becoming an Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts means, it is actually a very big accomplishment. You have to have a total of 21 merit badges. To earn a merit badge you have to do certain tasks like cooking or starting a fire. Boy scouts has a lot to do with skills.

“Because of Boy Scouts I have learned a lot of things, and I have met some of my best friends. I like how there are all different kinds of people in it,” said McMillan.

After earning all of the merit badges to become an Eagle Scout the boys have to do one last service project. For McMillan’s service project he decided to make a jump at Powder Ridge.

When McMillan turns 18 on August 5 he is not allowed to participate in any more activities.

“Some people who are Eagle Scouts have ceremonies, but I think I will just leave and not really make a big deal,” said McMillan.

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