February 27 was a day that Boy Scout Jared Freeman of Troop 94 accomplished something that many people never have the chance to achieve. This was the day he became an Eagle Scout, something he has been working toward since he joined the Boy Scouts at age ten. When asked what he had learned from his nine years in the scouts he said it has taught him to live by the Boy Scout law: A scout is-trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. Jared has tried to live by this law everyday and will continue to as he goes on to be a life long Eagle Scout.
Achieving the title “Eagle Scout” is not an easy task and Jared can attest to that statement because in order to attain this title one has to work and accomplish all of the rankings and earn a minimum of 21 merit badges then create and carry out a service project that will come to use to the community. Jared’s project was not a simple one and took three months to finish. His idea was to contact Missions Unlimited (a service group that goes and helps in disaster situations) and receive donations of toothbrushes, shoes, and clothes and then carry it to their warehouse. Jared also had to show leadership in order to become and Eagle Scout so he took charge and with the help of Sergeant Major Hessler, Troop leader Pat Gray, fellow scouts, and the JROTC cadets he was able to fulfill something he had worked long and hard for. Congratulations Jared!
By: Andrew Harris