Eagles soar: Three DeKalb teens journey to Scouting's top rank
Three Scouts in DeKalb's Troop 33 have earned the Eagle Scout Award in the past year - Brad Schaaf, Charles Kidd and Derick Peterson.
Each year only about 4 percent of all Scouts earn the Eagle Scout rank.
In addition to earning a minimum of 21 merit badges, they must serve their troop in a leadership position and conduct an extensive Eagle Service Project that helps the community while demonstrating their ability to plan, develop and provide leadership to others.
Schaaf, a 2006 graduate of DeKalb High School, is a student at Kishwaukee College. He became active in Scouting at an early age in Florida and continued in the program after moving to DeKalb. He earned 23 merit badges and served in leadership positions including Patrol Leader, Sen