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Falls Church Boy Scouts Earn The Rank of Eagle Scout

(From l to r) Kendall Trautz, Andrew Jackson and Ian Stocking. (Photo: Courtesy of James Stocking)
(From l to r) Kendall Trautz, Andrew Jackson and Ian Stocking. (Photo: Courtesy of James Stocking)

Kendall Trautz, Andrew Jackson and Ian Stocking were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts of America organization on Saturday, May 2.

Trautz, Jackson and Stocking are members of Boy Scout troop 1532 based at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Annandale. They all started their journey as scouts in 2002 as Tiger Cubs and advanced through the ranks to become Webelos, receiving the Arrow of Light and becoming Boy Scouts in 2008.

To earn the rank of Eagle, a Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges and demonstrate leadership and community service by organizing and carrying out an Eagle Scout project. Trautz, Jackson and Stocking successfully completed their respective projects and completed their Board of Reviews earlier this year.

Trautz, Jackson and Stocking are seniors at Falls Church High School, and members of the football, swimming, and lacrosse teams.They all plan to attend college following their graduation in June.