Brendan J. Yarbrough, a member of Boy Scout Troop 2970 and a resident of Ashburn, has received the Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank given by the Boy Scouts of America. Brendan has been involved in Scouting for over 10 years, starting as a Cub Scout in Pack 1483, where he earned the highest honor in Cub Scouting — the Arrow of Light.
Brendan has earned 33 merit badges covering such aspects as citizenship, fitness, and outdoor and life skills. He is active in outdoor adventures, having been on Troop 2970 treks to the Cranberry Wilderness and New River in West Virginia, Denali National Park in Alaska, the Matagamon Boy Scout National Canoe Base in Maine, and Goshen Scout Reservation. Members of his troop elected him to be a member of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s Honor Society and American Indian cultural preservation organization.
Brendan is a leader in Troop 2970, having served as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Order of the Arrow Troop Representative, Patrol Leader, and Den Chief. Brendan is also a leader in Scouting at the County, D.C. metro area, and national levels as well. He is the ceremonies leader of the Goose Creek Chapter of the Order of the Arrow, composed of Scouts all over Loudoun County. For a number of years, Brendan has been a member of Order of the Arrow ceremonies teams that have competed and won awards at the D.C. metro area and regional level. Brendan will be a delegate to the National Order of the Arrow Conference later this summer, and will compete in ceremonies at the national level. He will serve as a member of the Order of the Arrow Service Corps at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree held in Caroline County, Virginia celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Scouting movement. Brendan has helped for over three years with the Cub Scouts in Loudoun County as a youth staff member at their annual summer Day Camp, teaching them to have fun and become better Scouts. Brendan was a member of the summer youth staff at the D.C.-area wide Camp Snyder Cub Scout Camp in Gainesville, Va.
In addition to being an active Scout, Brendan is an 11th grade Honors student at Briar Woods High School, where he is involved in the Symphonic Winds and Jazz Bands, and was a member of the junior varsity soccer team. He is also a member of the Youth Group at Our Saviors Way Lutheran Church in Ashburn.
His troop, 2970, is sponsored by Our Saviors Way Lutheran Church in Ashburn.