Ryan T. Fronheiser, 18, of Boy Scout Troop 66, Slatington, recently achieved the highest rank in scouting, the Eagle Scout award.

Fronheiser completed the work for his Eagle Scout award and was examined by the troop's Board of Review in early March. He was then presented with his award at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony held June 13 at St. Paul's UCC Church in Northampton.

Fronheiser began his scouting career in Cub Pack 58, where he earned the Arrow of Light Award. He then became a Boy Scout with troop 66, where he advanced to the highest rank of Eagle this year. While in Troop 66, Fronheiser earned 27 Merit Badges and held various leadership positions including Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and Historian. He was also inducted into the Order of the Arrow.

Fronheiser graduated in June 2010 from Northern Lehigh High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, and Scholastic Scrimmage. He also played sports and took college courses at Lehigh Carbon Community College and Lehigh University.

For his Eagle project, Fronheiser constructed and placed two handicapped accessible picnic tables along the Lehigh Canal at Lock 25 in Walnutport, PA as part of the continuing improvement project to the trail area by the Walnutport Canal Association.

Fronheiser organized and led individuals from the community, school and troop to work on the project which took approximately 72 hours to complete. Fronheiser will start his college career as a freshman at Lehigh University in Bethlehem this fall and is planning to pursue a major in chemical engineering.

Fronheiser is the son Timothy and Sharon Fronheiser of Slatington.