A fourth-generation Eagle Scout carriers on the family tradition

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FORT POLK, La. (KALB) - On Friday at Fort Polk's Main Post Chapel, the Boy Scouts of America welcomed their newest Eagle Scout, Justin Cannata.

Justin Cannata becomes a fourth-generation Eagle Scout | Source: KALB

Cannata becomes a fourth-generation Eagle Scout, which is the highest honor you can receive in scouting.

Cannata says he's happy to keep the family tradition going that his great-grandfather started back in 1938.

"It feels amazing because I've worked my whole life [for this]," Cannata said. "Only four percent of the boys in scouting make Eagle Scout. Eagle Scout is not just a rank, it is the person that you become."

Cannata continued to elaborate on his definition of an Eagle Scout.

"As they said the ceremony, it is the third and final peak in scout," Cannata said. "As an eagle, you are expected to be ready to take off and soar."

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