Jarod Wallquist, 14, has received the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts: the Eagle Scout award.
A crowd of about 100 people, including most of Troop 441 scouts, witnessed his Eagle Court of Honor and Eagle Charge and Oath at the Lake Travis United Methodist Church on Monday, February 25, 2013.
Jarod started his scouting journey with Cub Scout Pack 72 in 2004 when he was in 5th grade. He earned the Arrow of Light as a Webelo Scout, and subsequently crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 441 in 2009. He has earned 34 merit badges, and served in many troop leadership roles including patrol leader, Leave No Trace trainer, quartermaster, and historian.
For his Eagle community service project, Jarod, along with a team of more than 40 Scouts and adults, rebuilt the deck around the concession stand at Lake Travis Youth Association’s Drysdale Baseball field. Jarod had been a baseball player with LTYA for 10 years. The project was completed over five days with more than 100 hours of service.