CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- When Isaac Abdalla sets a goal, it's usually a high one.
The 13-year-old has a 4.0 GPA at Stonewall Jackson Middle School, where he also plays five varsity sports. He's earned 46 merit badges in the two years since he became a Boy Scout.
So for his Eagle Scout project, he also set a high goal. The seventh-grader is attempting to collect 10,000 food items for the Mountaineer Food Bank.
"It seemed like something good to do," Isaac said.
If it were anyone else, Scout Master Matt Blackwood might have been concerned.
But since it's Isaac, Blackwood is confident he'll get it done.
"When he has a goal we don't have to worry about it," Blackwood said. "He'll accomplish it."
Over the course of the troop's history, 40 scouts have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable for Boy Scouts.
Isaac is on track to become one of the youngest in the troop's history, Blackwood said.
"It will be a major accomplishment in my life," Isaac said of earning his Eagle Scout ranking. "It's just something special that not everyone gets.
"It will make me feel like an extraordinary person," he said.
Scouts typically are 15 or 16 years old when they reach the Eagle Scout rank, Blackwood said.
"If he's not the youngest, he's probably one of the two youngest," he said.
Isaac started planning the project in January and began meeting with leaders at local schools and churches in mid-February. One day he took a day off of school and talked to 20 schools and four churches.
He's also gotten to speak at a few churches, starting with his church -- Saint George Orthodox Cathedral, in front of a crowd of about 400, Isaac said.