Scottsdale resident earns Eagle Scout title

John Ferrara (submitted photo)

John Ferrara (submitted photo)

Scottsdale resident John Michael Ferrara earned the honor of being ranked as an Eagle Scout on Feb. 11, after completing a community project.

A member of the Grand Canyon Council Boy Scout Troop 818, chartered through St. Bernadette Catholic Church, John completed a landscape beautification project at the James Walton Home in Phoenix to earn his rank. The James Walton Home is a transitional home for homeless veterans.

To earn the rank of Eagle, a scout must earn at least 21 merit badges and demonstrate leadership and community service by organizing and carrying out an Eagle service project.

John is the son of John M. and Tracy Anne Ferrara, and is the brother of Michael, also a Boy Scout.

John is a sophomore at Brophy College Preparatory, where he is a member of the wrestling team, the gardening club, and the Padre Kino National Honor Society. John is also passionate about giving back to his community. He is on the board of directors of the Youth Ambassador Association through the Diocese of Phoenix, and volunteers at his church and school on a regular basis.

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