Jacob Adams Earns Rank of Eagle Scout
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With help from his Troop, family and community, Jacob Adams, age 16, son of Randy and Patti Adams, of La Verne was awarded the Rank of Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America on November 30, 2011. Jacob’s Troop 123 is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ Latter- Day Saints in La Verne, where he had the privilege of earning the required rank advancements for his Eagle under the leadership of his dedicated Scout Masters.
Only two percent of all Boy Scouts attain the highest rank of Eagle. An Eagle Scout must have completed at least 21 merit badges and demonstrated leadership by organizing a service project that benefits his church, community, or school. Jacob earned a total of 30 merit badges. He completed his service project by leading a crew of volunteers in the construction of a “Garden Chicken Coop” at Allen Avenue Elementary School in San Dimas. Jacob collected donations in cash and materials from businesses in the community and with the support of the Allen Ave PTA, Allen Ave became the first school in the Bonita Unified School district to have a chicken coop. The coop will give the students the opportunity for hands on interaction with chickens and provide a positive educational and life experience.
Jacob first joined scouting at age 6 as a Tiger Cub. Later, as a Cub Scout, he earned their highest award, the “Arrow of Light”. As a Boy Scout he became a Senior Patrol Leader and regularly attended campouts and yearly Summer Camps at places such as Holcomb Valley Scout Reservation in the San Bernardino Mountains and Camp Cherry Valley in Catalina. Jacob hopes to continue in scouting as he enjoys teaching and leading the younger scouts.
Jacob is a sophomore at Damien High School in La Verne, where he enjoys playing football. After graduation, Jacob hopes to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where he would like to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a Naval Officer. Jacob’s journey in achieving the rank of Eagle has been an unforgettable experience and he hopes it will help him in achieving his next big goal of getting an appointment to the Naval Academy.
Jacob’s mom says, “He has always been very tenacious, when he wants to get something done, he doesn’t give up, he gets it done! We are very proud of our son’s achievement and his determination from a young age to climb the ranks to his Eagle Scout.”