SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Dan Farrell became an Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held at BSA Troop 104 on Thursday evening at All Saints Church in Scotch Plains.

Farrell's Eagle project was building an outdoor classroom at Evergreen Elementary School. Mrs. Haubert, the principal of Evergreen School, was on hand to congratulate Farrell, as was Scotch Plains Mayor Glover, who presented a proclamation.

Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting. To earn the rank, a Boy Scout must progress through the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, and Life Scout and earn 21 merit badges or more.

Famous Eagle Scouts include astronauts Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, and James Lovell of Apollo 13 fame, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, former NJ Senator Bill Bradley, former New York CIty Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg, and President Gerald Ford.