Logan Russell, a member of Troop 1 in Orange, Texas, sponsored by St. Mary Catholic Church, has achieved a rare accomplishment in Scouting. Not only is Logan an Eagle Scout, he has recently earned his 100th merit badge and his 15th Eagle Palm.
Logan earned his Eagle Scout rank when he was 15 years old on August 3, 2017, at which time he had earned 73 merit badges and 11 Eagle Palms. While only 21 merit badges are required as part of achieving Eagle Scout rank, Logan enjoyed attending merit badge fairs and summer camps where he was able to earn merit badges and scouting skills, as well as attending Philmont Scout Ranch twice.
After earning his Eagle Scout rank, Logan stayed active in his Troop, continuing to earn merit badges and the even more rare Eagle Palms. Used to setting goals, Logan challenged himself to earn 100 merit badges before he turned 18 years old. He earned his 100th merit badge, Truck Transportation, one week before he turned 18. When asked which merit badge he enjoyed earning the most, Logan was quick to respond that it was the Eagle Scout required badge, Lifesaving, because it has taught him ways to save a person’s life and how to handle emergencies.
Logan also said the hardest merit badge he earned was the Eagle Scout required badge, Personal Management. He said the requirements for this merit badge took an extended time but has helped him to learn valuable lessons about finance and money management. Logan is also a member of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America, and the 2014 winner of the 56th annual Firestone Polymers Boy Scout Challenge. Logan is currently a senior at Monsignor Kelly High School. Logan plans to attend college and earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering.