Gabe Casbarian earns Eagle Rank

As a first-grader and Pack 339 Cub Scout, Gabe Casbarian might have imagined the day he would earn the rank of Eagle Scout. The senior from Palatine High School realized his goal this week. The Eagle Scout badge, the highest rank in BSA Scouts, is widely recognized as a mark of distinction both within and outside of Scouting. Once earned, it is worn for life.

A member of BSA Scouts Troop 209's Scorpion patrol, Gabe held numerous leadership positions as he progressed toward his goal of achieving Eagle. These included Troop Guide, Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader. Gabe's positions added up to an impressive 1870 days served in a leadership role as a 209 Boy Scout.

Gabe enjoyed summer camp at Camp Napowan and Camp Long Lake with weekend stays at Eagle Cave during Cub and Boy Scouts being some of his favorite memories. Of the 27 merit badges he earned, his favorite was Nuclear Science. Archery came in a close second. Gabe also experienced the adventure of a lifetime as the crew leader on a 12-day high adventure trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Reservation.

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