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Published:January 21st, 2011 11:55 EST
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66-Year-Old Man With Cerebral Palsy Finally Becomes Eagle Scout! Congrats!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A 66-year-old Pennsylvania man with cerebral palsy is being awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America after 25 years of effort.

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Bill Hartman of Wilmington said it took him 25 years to complete the required 21 merit badges, community service hours and his final project, WPVI-TV, Philadelphia, reported Thursday."


Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. Since its inception in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by 2 million young boys and young men.

Millions of young boys have tried and failed to become an Eagle Scout, not everyone has the right stuff to be an Eagle Scout.

Now a 66-year-old man joins the ranks of Eagle Scouts, and he deserves our praise for his perseverance and dedication in finally achieving his goal.

Congratulations Bill Hartman!

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