Nathan Zerko, a member of Boy Scout Troop 223, is starting his project to become an Eagle Scout. Zerko is placing collection boxes in several business locations around the Orange area. The larger boxes are for the collection of usable, clean winter coats. He will also have smaller boxes for donations of non-perishable food items.

Upon completion of his project Zerko will the make a written report of the project as a part of his application for Eagle Scout. He will also include information about his career as a Scout. The paperwork will be submitted to the Boy Scout National Office for approval. After approval Zerko will be recognized as a member of the Eagle Scout Class of 2012.

Zerko started his Scout journey as a Cub Scout. “I’ve been a Scout almost as long as I can remember,” said Zerko. He is a Junior at West Orange – Stark High School and a life-long resident of Pinehurst. His grandfather, John Zerko is a long time member of the Pinehurst City Council.

Troop 223 is chartered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Orange.