Tronc achieves Eagle Scout rank

Eric Tronc
Eric Tronc

Eric Tronc, a member of Boy Scout Troop 2810, chartered at Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore, was recently awarded Eagle, the highest rank achievable in scouting. He is the son of Tim and Jennifer Tronc of Sycamore.

Tronc started in scouting with Pack 118 out of North School, achieving his ranks of Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and earned his Arrow of Light award in 2011. At age 11, he crossed over into Boy Scouts and joined Troop 2810.

Along his trail to Eagle, Tronc served as patrol leader and assistant patrol leader; however, his favorite leadership position which he held for close to two years was that of instructor. He also attended National Youth Leadership Training at Big Timber.

Tronc earned a total of 36 merit badges on his trail to Eagle, which also earned him bronze, gold and silver Eagle palms. In 2016, Tronc became a member of the Order of the Arrow, and recently achieved the Brotherhood designation.

Tronc attended Canyon Camp during his summers with the troop, and enjoyed two high adventure trips to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

Tronc’s Eagle project benefited Tails Humane Society. He led a project which improved the dog yards: resurfacing a path, removing landscaping, repairing a gate and fence, resurfacing the socialization pen, building a leash holder, and providing a monetary donation for the care of the animals. The improvements contributed to a safe and healthy environment for the animals, ultimately benefiting the families who adopt them.

Tronc, a senior at Sycamore High School, has been on the track and baseball teams in middle school and high school and plays varsity soccer. He plans to attend Kishwaukee College to earn his associate's degree, then go on to a university specializing in marine biology. He will continue to provide leadership and guidance as an adult leader of the troop.

For information about Troop 2810, call Scoutmaster Terry Handel at 815-895-6953 or email at

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