Alexander Gregory Callahan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 10 of Kendall, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award in Scouting.
Achieved by only two percent of all who participate in Boy Scouts of America, he joins ranks of American presidents, Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, cinematographer Steven Spielberg and FBI Director William Sessions.
Alex began his scouting career as a Cub Scout with Pack 280 where he won the Arrow of Light, Cub Scouting’s highest award, in 2010. He graduated to Boy Scout Troop 10 where he earned the Rank of Eagle at age 16, completing requirements for 41 merit badges.
Alex also held positions of responsibility within his troop that exhibited leadership among his peers, completing Community Service project that involved planning, financing, organizing and execution to help ease the plight of homeless dogs in his community.
The project benefiting the Born Free Pet Shelter in Homestead included building four workstations and a picnic table, rehabbing a kennel floor and providing landscaping and debris removal service with volunteer help.
Once completed, Alex passed an Eagle Board of Review process that warded the rank of Eagle on June 10. Alex has just completed his sophomore year with Honors at St. Brendan High School. He hopes to go on to study dramatic writing in college and become a screenwriter.