Youngest Awarded Eagle Scout in U.S History from Lafayette Louisiana

At the age of 12 years two months and one day, Morgan Burke Bolinger has become the youngest Eagle Scout in U.S. History. According to internet research the previous youngest Eagle Scout is Truman Cerney who earned his Eagle on August 10th, 2010.
By: The Bolinger Family
Sept. 29, 2010 - PRLog -- It is reported that only 2 percent of all Boy Scouts ever make it to Eagle Scout. The Eagle rank is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). A Scout who attains this rank is called an Eagle Scout or Eagle. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than 2 million young men. The title of Eagle Scout is held for life, thus giving rise to the phrase "Once an Eagle, always an Eagle". Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages.

Morgan Burke Bolinger, 12, of Lafayette, Louisiana earned his Eagle award on September 7, 2010 by successfully completing his Eagle Scout Board of Review. Burke achieved this accomplishment at the age of 12 years, two months and one day. The board of review was conducted by the District Advancement Committee of the Beau Bassin District of the Evangeline Area Council. Burke had completed all of the other requirements, besides the Board of Review, on August 9th, 2010 when he completed his scoutmaster conference and submitted his application for Eagle Scout the next day on August 10th, 2010. Burke is a member of Troop 158 chartered by Asbury United Methodist Church.

Less than a month before Burke's achievement, Truman Cerney of San Diego had become the youngest Eagle scout when he earned his rank on August 10th, 2010 the same day that Burke submitted his application for his Eagle Rank.

Burke also earned his Brotherhood in the Order of the Arrow on September 11th, 2010 at an outing held by the Atchafalaya Lodge 563 at Camp Brownell in Morgan City, Louisiana.

Burke's Eagle project involved refinishing playground equipment at his school in Lafayette.

Burke has completed 48 merit badges and hopes to earn all the merit badges offered by the Boy Scouts. Burke is planning to attend his second Hornaday Award Weekend offered by the Capitol Area Council in October and work on 4 more merit badges there. He also has plans to attend two winter camps, one at Camp Mountain Bayou Lake and one during the Holidays in Texas or Louisiana.

Burke is looking forward to going to Philmont, the 2013 National Jamboree at the Bechtel Summit, Sea Base and Northern Tier during his remaining scouting years and hopes to be able to attend the World Jamboree in Japan.

2010 has been a GREAT year for the Boy Scouts of America and Burke hopes to continue in Scouting for years to come.

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