Youngest Ever African-American Eagle Scout Earns Honor at 12

Youngest Ever African-American Eagle Scout Earns Honor at 12

by -
0

Eagle Scout is youngest-ever African-American - WTMJ videoThere are new bleachers at a baseball park in Glendale, Wisconsin, and a 12-year-old boy is responsible. It’s a project that’s helping the inspiring young man make history.

James Hightower III joined The Boy Scouts when he was eight years old and it only took four years to become the youngest African-American Eagle Scout in the country — an accomplishment that only 7% of Boy Scouts achieve.

At 12, he earned the rank five years sooner than the average Eagle Scout, and he completed more than double the number of merit badges required.

(WATCH the video below, or READ the story from WTMJ-TV)

COMMENTS