On Sunday, October 8, 2017 Boy Scout Troop 220 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor to recognize ten new Eagle Scouts: J.T. Truman, Brock Lane, Eli Mendenhall, Ryan McCain, Austin Harrell, Jackson Studer, Jacob Harris, Ben Boyle, Parker Mendenahll and Jonathan Marszalek.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Boy Scouts. It is quite an accomplishment considering that the Boy Scouts of America reports that only about 7% of young men who enter the Scouting program attain Eagle.
To attain the Eagle Scout rank a Scout must work his way through the first five ranks by learning skills such as camping, first aid, and personal fitness. He must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, provide leadership to his troop, and plan and execute a community service project.
Jackson is the son of Thomas and Margaret Studer. He is 15 and a sophomore at Lee’s Summit North High School. Some of his activities include Marching Band, Cyber Patriot Team, and has been on the Robotics Team. He also likes history, reading, playing video games and watching the Royals and Chiefs.
Jackson is a member of Our Lady of The Presentation Catholic Church. He has also achieved the top 10% of his class for Academic Letter and was on Principals honor roll.
Jackson is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow and a Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, known as Youngest Least Far Reaching Whippoorwill. His high adventure trip was at Philmont in Cimmaron, NM, “while hiking the 91.8 miles I caught and released a fish with a fly tackle hook I made in Philmont.”
His Eagle Scout project was coordinating and building a “Little Free Library” in his neighborhood.
Jackson plans on going to UCM to earn his degree in Computer ScienceCyber Security. He is also the 8th Eagle Scout in his family.