Zachary Etters earns his Eagle Scout rank

PHOTO PROVIDED U.S. Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson, left, presents Eagle Scout Zach Etters with an award.

HOWARD — Zachary Etters, son of Michael and Tammy Etters, was recently recognized for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at Howard United Methodist Church.

Zachary is a member of Howard Boy Scout Troop 353, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Diane Lucas.

For his Eagle Scout service project, he remodeled the kitchen area of the J.K. Yearick Community Center by repairing the walls, relocating cabinetry, installing new countertops, creating a pass-through, and installing new flooring.

He begin Scouting as a Tiger and progressed through the ranks to achieve the Arrow of Light in Cub Scouts. Throughout his Scouting years, he has held the leadership positions of scribe, patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, senior patrol leader, and assistant senior patrol leader. In addition, he has earned 29 merit badges.

During Zachary’s Court of Honor, he was also recognized for achieving a Bronze Palm.

Zachary has earned his CPR certification, Cyber Chip, Firem’n Chip, Paul Bunyan Woodsman Award, and Totin’ Chip, and was the highest qualifying scorer in archery for the compound bow at Boy Scout Camp in 2014.

Zachary also is a member of the Order of the Arrow.

Distinguished guests and presenters at Zachary’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor included U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Howard, Centre County Commissioner Mark Higgins, Centre County Sheriff Bryan Sampsell, Patrick Corbett from the Bellefonte Elks Lodge, Rick Van Horn representing the Sons of the American Revolution, Gene Confer representing Howard VFW Post 8269, Jack Oakes representing the Nittany Leathernecks, Norm Wolform representing the Family Campers and RVers, and Phil Winchell representing both the Howard Area Lions Club and Howard Borough Council.