Five Troop 401 Scouts earn Eagle rank

Boy Scout Troop 401 announced five Scouts who have earned the Eagle Scout award during this last calendar year.

Nicholas Berube, Ian Finken, Connor McBride, Kyle Cormier and Cameron Collins have all been awarded Scouting’s highest rank.

To earn this award, a Scout must progress through five previous ranks. The Eagle Award is a performance-based achievement whose standards have been well-maintained over the last century. Among the rigorous requirements leading to the Eagle Scout Award, a Boy Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service and outdoor skills. He must demonstrate that he lives by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in their daily life, earn a total of 21 merit badges and complete an Eagle Scout leadership service project.

According to the National Eagle Scout Association, only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts reach this level of scouting. Eagle Scouts exemplify the virtues of service and leadership using their training and influence to better their communities and the world.

Since 1993, Troop 401 has awarded 41 Eagle Scouts this superb achievement.

Berube is a 2015 graduate of Merrimack High School. The others are 2016 graduates of Merrimack High.