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Meet Scotch Plains-Fanwood's Newest Eagle Scout: Dan Farrell

Dan Farrell of Troop 104 has achieved the rank of Eagle, the highest in Boy Scouting. Credits: Dave McIntyre
Jim and Kathleen Farrell with Eagle Scout Dan Farrell and Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover on Thursday evening's Court of Honor at BSA Troop 104 at All Saints Church. Credits: Dave McIntyre
Troop 104 Color Guard (left to right) Nick Spadaro, Ian Gordon, Michael Bonnell, and Dan Holloway Credits: Dave McIntyre
BSA Troop 104 leader Bill Sherman congratulates Dan Farrell on achieving the rank of Eagle. Credits: Dave McIntyre
Troop 104 celebrated Dan Farrell's achievement. Credits: Dave McIntyre
Eagle Scout pin
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is among the most  famous Eagle Scouts. Credits: NASA
Bill Bradley represented New Jersey in the U.S. Senate from 1979-97. Before serving in the Senate, he  had a Hall of Fame basketball career with the New York Knicks, with whom he was a two-time NBA champion. Bradley was an Olympic gold medalist in 1964 and a Rhodes Scholar in college.   Credits:

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.

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