Boy Scout Troop 721 of Saint Mary Church honored the advancement of Adam Schwabacher to the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, on Aug. 22.

Adam began his journey in Boy Scouting as a Tiger Cub in St. Mary Pack 721. He crossed over into Boy Scouts in March of 2007 and completed the requirements to earn the rank of Eagle Scout this April.

To achieve the rank of Eagle, a Scout must continually advance in rank through completion of leadership roles, earning merit badges and performing community service projects.

In addition to the 12 Eagle required merit badges, Adam earned an additional 20 merit badges for a total of 32.

The Eagle rank also requires the completion of an extensive service project that the Scout must choose, develop and lead on his own. Adam designed and built an outdoor crèche that was displayed in front of St. Mary Church at Christmas time. He is looking forward to displaying it for years to come.

In addition to his Eagle advancement, Adam was awarded a bronze palm and named a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 721.

Adam has served in many different leadership roles within the troop. He has been assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader and troop guide. Adam is a senior at Joseph A. Foran High School, where he manages both the football and wrestling teams and is in the percussion section of the band.

Adam is the son of Shelley and Lisa Schwabacher, and the brother of Aaron Schwabacher, who is also an Eagle Scout and assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 721.