Scouting’s Highest Rank


To set things straight, the article about Boy Scout Anthony Decina (CNY, Oct. 8) contained an error. The Eagle Award is not a merit badge. Requiring significant effort, it is the highest rank a scout can attain. Among other things, 21 merit badges and a project demonstrating leadership are required to attain the rank. Of around 100 merit badges available, some, like first aid, are required. The rest are the scout’s choice.

Carl Sardaro 
Milan, N.Y.