Saline's Boy Scout Troop 446 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Thursday, January 31 to honor the achievement of Zachary Mayrend in earning Eagle Scout Rank. The Eagle Scout rank is the highest achievement in the Boy Scout Program of the Boy Scouts of America. To become an Eagle Scout, among many other requirements, a scout must complete an Eagle Scout Service Project, that demonstrates leadership and benefits the community.
Zachary's accomplishment was an ambitious project, that was completed at Bishop Elementary School in Ypsilanti Township. Zach led the clearing and widening of a nature trail which included the removal of many dead and dying trees. He also added trail markers of local plant and tree species along the trail as well as refurbishing the outdoor classroom space. Doing the work helped the school to become a certified Michigan Green School and making access to the property available to everyone including making sure it was handicap accessible.
Zachary is thankful for the opportunity to provide service to the community, as well as the other scouts, scout leaders, mentors, parents, and community members that supported him.
Boy Scout Troop 446 is the oldest Boy Scout Troop in Saline and was originally chartered in 1925. The troop is a member of the Southern Shores Field Service Council in the Huron Trails District and is chartered by the Saline Rotary. Over the past year, the Troop has completed community service projects at Historic Fort Wayne in downtown Detroit, the Rotary Cemetery Tour, The Saline Evangelical Home and through The First United Methodist Church of Saline where they meet all while enjoying outings such as sleeping in a cave at Blue Springs Cavern, attending Boy Scout summer camp, and canoeing or rock hounding in Northern Michigan.
For more information, contact the Troop at: [email protected].