ACS Senior Achieves Eagle Scout
On September 30th, 2023, after years of preparation and dedication, Ethan Pollack, senior at American Christian School, was awarded the honor of Eagle Scout.
Ethan began his Scouting journey in the Fall of 2014 as a Cub Scout Bear. He began in Pack 113, then moved with his den to Pack 147, where he earned the Arrow of Light Award, the highest achievement in Cub Scouting. In 2017 he crossed over to become a Boy Scout in Troop 160.
As a scout in Troop 160, Ethan served as a Patrol Leader and as the Troop Scribe. He also served three years as a Den Chief, helping the younger Cub Scouts, and earned the National Den Chief Service Award. He was later selected to be a member of the Order of the Arrow, the Honor Society of Scouting, and to attend National Youth Leadership Training. In his sophomore year of High School, Ethan was elected by his fellow Scouts to be the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. During Covid Ethan continued to assist other scouts by running training videos over zoom in his basement to help some of the newer scouts with their advancement.
During his six years as a scout, Ethan earned 36 merit badges, 15 more than the required 21, earning an Eagle Medal with three Palms.
Ethan’s Eagle Scout service project was at Eleventh Hour Rescue, where he created two meet and greet areas for adopting pets, and safeguarded the yard by repairing the fence. He first consulted with Eleventh Hour to design the areas. He then developed a plan and managed a team to complete the project.Ethan has enjoyed many camping trips during his time in scouts, from fun weekend trips learning how to cook a turkey in a garbage can to high adventure trips, each special in its own way. A couple notable trips were to the US Naval Academy In Annapolis, Maryland hosted by academy cadets and a trip camping on the beach with the wild horses in Assateague, Virginia.
Ethan also had the opportunity to participate in Scouting’s High Adventure program, attending Florida Sea Base four years ago, where six scouts and two leaders spent a week living on a sailboat off the Florida Keys. This past summer he was among the thirty thousand or so scouts who attended the National Jamboree in the mountains of West Virginia, where he also served as a Patrol Leader.
When he is not at scouts, Ethan is a member of the National Honor Society, participates in track, and is the track team captain. He also serves in church and is active in his youth group.
After graduation, Ethan plans to attend college, possibly studying Mechanical Engineering.
Ethan embodies all twelve characteristics of the Eagle Scout; Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent. These characteristic can also be used to describe him as as student here at ACS. We congratulate you Ethan on this amazing accomplishment and cannot wait to see where this will take you in life!