Eagle Scout earned

Marcel Boss, 17, of Huntersville received his Eagle Scout Award in a court of honor ceremony on Aug. 21.

The award was presented by Shannon Zielke, former Scout leader, and Jeremy Fowler, former Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 615, which is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mountain Island Ward.

Brother and fellow Eagle Scout Philippe Boss was emcee, and Scouts from Troop 615 served as color guard. Boss received a U.S. flag from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and a letter of congratulations from U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick.

On the road to Eagle, Boss earned 25 merit badges. He held the leadership positions of patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader and senior patrol leader and was elected to the Order of the Arrow in 2008.

As Marcel completed merit badges for Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, and Citizenship of the World, he and his family applied to become U.S. citizens after emigrating from Switzerland in 2002. They were granted citizenship on Sept. 11, 2008.

For his Eagle project, Marcel led a crew of 20 volunteers in building a footbridge at the new Bradford Park in Huntersville. The 25-foot bridge spans a creek leading to the disc golf field.

Marcel is a rising senior at Hopewell High School. He is the son of Heinz and Erika Boss of Huntersville. Staff Report