On Thursday night, local teen Jeremy Jackson of Troop 49 advanced to Eagle Scout at a special Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at Louisville Middle School. Eagle Scout is the highest honor in the Boy Scouts and is earned by only about 5% of scouts.
It was an extraordinary evening for this accomplished young man and his family, friends and fellow scouts. Rabbi Deborah Bronstein opened the evening with remarks and a blessing for Jeremy. His involvement not only in scouts but as a youth leader and assistant teacher at Congregation Har HaShem, as an athlete and academic and his many service projects were highlighted. For his Eagle Scout service project, Jeremy led the construction of three split-rail fence systems and the installation of a sign along the trails at Kneebone Open Space in Lafayette. Jeremy also attained the Order of the Arrow (an elected Scout honor society).
Eleven Eagle Scouts surrounded Jeremy for the formal Eagle Promise, and his parents, Lowell and Alise Jackson, presented Jeremy with his kerchief and pin. He also received congratulations from the Tri-Cities Elks and National Elks organization. Stuart Feinhor, citizen advocate for Congressman Jared Polis, conveyed the congressman’s congratulations.
Jeremy’s many accomplishments include (this is only a partial list!):
- Varsity letters (Academic, Swimming)
- National Honor Society
- International Baccalaureate Diploma
- Summa Cum Laude graduate
- Boulder Temple Youth (BTY) President
- Senior Patrol Leader, Troop 49
- Ner Tamid award in Scouts
- Numerous NFTY awards
- Locks of Love donor – three times
- Robert B. Sturm Youth Mission to Israel
- CAJE – Israel Study Tour 2009
- Hebrew High graduate 2010
- Local and national service projects
Jeremy graduates this weekend from Centaurus High School and will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott, Arizona) in the fall. Congratulations!