The Topsanah District, in the Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America, announced March 10 that twin brothers Alex Williams and Zack Williams have earned the highest rank in Scouting, that of Eagle Scout.
Zack’s Eagle project was organizing a blood and bone marrow drive, through Carter BloodCare, to benefit the local community. On the day of the drive donors were treated to live musical entertainment, home-baked refreshments, and games. Ten bone marrow donors registered and thirty two units of blood were donated, one third of which were from first time donors.
For Alex’s Eagle project, he planned, organized, and supervised the construction of two mobile audio/video carts for the Marcus High School Orchestra. A total of 462 man hours were worked by Alex and all the volunteers on his project.
They began Scouting in first grade as Tigers, in Cub Scout in Pack 262, where they earned Cub Scouting’s highest award, the Arrow of Light. Alex and Zack graduated to Boy Scouts, both earning 29 merit badges on their trail to Eagle, as well as becoming members of Scouting’s National Honor Society, the Order of the Arrow.
Alex and Zack are 18 year old juniors at Marcus High School and members of Troop 123, which is chartered by Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church. Both play the violin and are co-concert masters of the Marcus High School Orchestra. Their parents are Tony and Tammy Williams of Double Oak.