A local Boy Scout troop on Sunday celebrated the first time scouts from that troop have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
An Eagle Court of Honor event was hosted for Boy Scouts Armen Ter-Zakarian and Matthew Diradoorian.
Diradoorian and Ter-Zakarian belong to Troop Ari 4 of the Homenetmen Glendale Ararat chapter, Troop 154 of the Verdugo Hills Council. Homenetmen is an Armenian union of scouting and sporting activities for young people.
Ter-Zakarian, 18, is on the St. Francis High School tennis team and has played piano for 12 years. He joined the Homenetmen Glendale chapter as a Cub Scout in the third-grade. He earned 22 merit badges and beautified an abandoned portion of Fremont Park in Glendale by planting trees as a part of his Eagle Scout project.
As he stood before the gathering of family members, scouts and community leaders who applauded heartily several times during the event, Ter-Zakarian told of his first day with the Homenetmen chapter.