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Darby High School sophomore receives Eagle Scout badge

Sixteen-year-old Garrett McCormack was recently awarded his Eagle Scout merit badge.

DARBY – A Darby High School sophomore has earned his Eagle Scout badge and perhaps saved some lives in the process.

Sixteen-year-old Garrett McCormack, who joined Darby Boy Scout Troop 1994 when he was 11, received scouting’s top award at his prestigious Court of Honor Friday night at the LDS church in Darby.

His Eagle Scout project involved organizing a blood drive in Darby that collected 38 pints of blood.

“I got the community involved,” he explained. “I asked parents and friends, and asked Scouts in my troop. I called people and asked if they wanted to donate blood and we set up everything at the Community Center in Darby.”

McCormack moved to Darby from Utah when he was in seventh grade, and has been an active member of the community through the Boy Scouts program ever since.

“My favorite things to do are the campouts with the troop and swimming and canoeing,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of fun earning merit badges and doing the other activities with the other Scouts.”

McCormack said he hopes to stay involved with the Boy Scouts program now that he has reached the highest level.

“I want to stay involved with the troop and be a leader to the younger Scouts,” he said. “Maybe someday in the future I’ll be a troop leader.”

Reach reporter David Erickson at 363-3300 or