Summit High School Junior Earns 75 Merit Badges & Eagle Scout Rank

Fontana’s Anthony S. Morales has advanced to the highest level in Boy Scouting, having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
Morales, 17, is a member of Troop 2000 in Fontana.
While a scout must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges to qualify for the Eagle rank, Morales earned an astounding 75 badges. In addition, he completed the required public service project Eagle Scouts must perform. The task he set for himself consisted of 80 hours of improvement work at the elementary school he attended, Resurrection Academy, entailing refurbishing and painting two classrooms, pillars and furniture.
A junior at Summit High School where he is a member of the honor society, Morales, additionally acceded to membership in the Navaho Chapter’s Order of the Arrow. He is a recipient of the Ad Altare Dei Emblem, which is the Catholic Committee on Scouting’s highest recognition. He has taken leadership instruction through the National Youth Leadership Training program.
As a member of Troop 2000, under scoutmaster Eric Herchenroeder, he has served as senior patrol leader, patrol leader, historian, scribe, librarian, and chaplain aide.
As a cub scout six years ago, he earned the highest order at that level of scouting, the Arrow of Light.
His parents are Samuel and Sally Morales.
The Court of Honor where he will receive his medal will be held on Monday, January. 28 at 7 p.m. at Heritage Intermediate School.

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