Christian Brothers Academy student Sidney Perkins 13 recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable from the Boy Scouts of America. To achieve this designation, a Boy Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges, while also demonstrating service, spirit and leadership. A key element in the process is completion of an extensive service project, which the scout organizes and leads. Perkins project took place in the Adirondack Mountains along the Oswegatchie River. He supervised 18 volunteers – both family members and Boy Scouts – as they cleaned up campsites and hauled out two boatloads of compressed trash. The project also included digging fire pits and staining lean-tos. Perkins had to lead his team to the site by boat and on foot, while also planning the food, team activities and work assignments. Perkins Court of Honor was held on December 27, 2010 – one day before his 16th birthday. He is a member of Troop 62, based in Tully, NY.