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By Paul Chasko

Scout Troop 1452 sponsored by the Finleyville Presbyterian Church honored Zachary Powell on October 16, 2019 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

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Zachary Powell – Ready to Accept the Eagle Charge

Zachary is the son of Albert and Amanda Powell. Zachary lives in Finleyville with his parents and sisters, Caitlin and Claire. He was received into Boy Scout Troop 1452 at a Crossover ceremony in April, 2013 and has been an active member ever since.

Zachary is a senior at Ringgold Senior High School. He has been an editor on the Year Book staff for the past 2 years, Science Olympiad for 7 years, Ringgold High School Marching Band for 5 years, Ringgold High School Cross Country Team for 4 years, Tennis Team for 2 years, and the Track and Field Team for 1 year. In addition to his school activities, he volunteered for the Ringgold Girl Scout Day Camp Staff for 4 years. Zachary currently is employed at Best Buy, in Bethel Park as a customer service specialist, specializing in digital imaging. In the future, Zachary is interested in attending college to study photography and graphic design.

During the Eagle Scout Court of Honor on October 16, it was confirmed by his Scoutmaster and fellow Scouts that Zachary had completed all the requirements of an Eagle Scout. He advanced through the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star and Life. In doing so, he:

  • Earned a Total of 30 Merit Badges
  • Canoed 34 miles
  • Hiked 14.5 miles
  • Biked 375 miles
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    Mrs. Powell Pins The Eagle Badge on son Zach’s Shirt
    Spent 6 days sailing on the Atlantic out of the “Florida Sea Base High Adventure Camp.”
  • Attended 171 Scouting Activities
  • Performed 132 hours of Community Service

His Eagle service project was to replace eight existing windows in the First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville. The project included replacement of the old windows with glass block windows, cleaning of the window wells and all painting and cleanup thus improving the appearance of the property, improving the heating /cooling efficiency and improving security of the building.




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Zach Powell addresses attendees at his Court of Honor






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