4:09 PM EDT, March 18, 2013
Manuel Mastromanolis, a member of Boy Scout Troop 801 in Fallston, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
This is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scout program. In order to earn the rank of Eagle, a scout must earn at least 21 merit badges and demonstrate scout spirit through the Scout Oath and Scout Law. The scout must also demonstrate service and leadership within the troop as well as plan, organize, lead and manage an extensive service project within the community.
Manuel completed his Eagle service project in the summer of 2012 with the help of many fellow scouts, friends and family. His project consisted of building four eight-foot picnic tables and constructing a 32-by-32-foot picnic area with two flower beds at the new Prospect Mill Park in Bel Air. The project took more than 400 planning and work hours.
Manuel started his scouting career as a Cub Scout in Pack 238 in first grade. He earned his Arrow of Light, the only Cub Scout insignia that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform, and crossed over into Troop 801, where he has been a Boy Scout since fifth grade. He is also a member of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of Scouting.
Manuel is a junior at C. Milton Wright High School where he is a member of the National Honor Society. He also participates in the high school marching band and plays for both the soccer and lacrosse teams. He has played on the varsity soccer team since his freshman year. He was a team captain last season and made the 2012 All-Harford Boys Soccer team.