ORLAND, Maine — Dylan Bunker of Boy Scout Troop 102 in Orland was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by Scoutmaster David Burgess at a recent ceremony held in Bucksport.
The Eagle rank is the highest level of achievement in the Boy Scouts of America. Only about 4 percent of Boy Scouts achieve this rank.
Dylan is the oldest son of Timothy and Elizabeth Bunker of Bucksport. Son Daniel is also a member of Troop 102 and is working on his Eagle Project.
Dylan started as a cub scout in Pack 26 of Bucksport as a first grader and after earning his Arrow of Light, crossed over to Boy Scouts and Troop 102 of Orland. He was inducted into the Order of the Arrow last year and is currently working to achieve Brotherhood status.
He is also a member of Venture Troop 1102 of Bucksport.
For his Eagle project, Dylan chose to work on the Silver Lake Trails in Bucksport. He had a road sign made to indicate where the trails are located and created a kiosk mapping out the trails in a color coded system complete with mileage and blazing of the trails. Members of Troop 102 and the community helped him to complete this project.
Dylan is a freshman at Bucksport High School where he is a student with high honors, a member of the golf team, jazz band and plans to join the sailing team this spring. He is hoping to attend Maine Maritime Academy upon graduating and would like to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. He will be going to Philmont Scouting Ranch in New Mexico this August with his Venture Troop.