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Phillips scout attains Eagle rank

Jacob Butterfield

PHILLIPS - Jacob Butterfield of Phillips, the son of Zeke and Sheila Butterfield, recently attained the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America program. Jacob is a member of Troop 500 based in Strong and sponsored for charter by the Strong Methodist Church.

Jacob’s Eagle Service Project was to clean up waterways and watersheds around his area. His crew gathered about 15 yards of trash. They found a huge variety of trash, such as a broken pedal boat, lots of plastic and three car batteries. Donations from area businesses and individuals as well as over 100 man-hours made this project a success. The US Fish and Wildlife Service was the project beneficiary.

Jacob completed many merit badges throughout his scouting career. He earned 15 badges above the required for Eagle. This means he earned Eagle Palms of bronze, gold and silver. He enjoyed earning his Wilderness Survival merit badge the most. He found Nuclear Science to be the most difficult and Fingerprinting the easiest.

Jacob is graduating this year from Mt. Abram High School and will be attending the University of Maine at Orono in the fall to study Chemical Engineering. He has been a member of many teams during high school including soccer, cross country, basketball and track.

Jacob’s Eagle celebration will be held sometime this summer, TBD.

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  1. Very Impressive and refreshing to know kids are making and effort and working hard to keep our state green and clean!! Good luck in the fall.

    Audrey Brown

  2. Congratulations young man and good luck in your future endeavors. I believe this is Eagle Scout number two for the family. Great job parents instilling such values in your children. I salute you.

  3. Good job Jacob! And Congratulations on earning the badge.

  4. Very impressive Jacob. Congratulations and good luck to you and your future!!

  5. Congratulations Jacob on a job well done. You should be very proud of your accomplishment.

  6. Great job 👍

  7. Congratulations from Troop 8070 Crown Point NY

  8. Cogratulations on joining all of us fellow Eagle Scouts. My Eagle Court of Honor was in February 1976, an evening that I remember very well. I hope that the scouting memories you have and continue to make will be with you for the rest of your life and that you cherish the events you have encountered so far along the way. Yours in Scouting, Craig Bruening, Class of 1976 Eagle Scout

  9. congratulations Jacob..i too am a past member of troop 500 from 46 years ago. you are a winner and good luck in your future endeavors..

  10. Congratulation from one Eagle Scout to another! Great Accomplishment! Never forge your Scout Oath because it is your fundamental building block!

  11. Congratulations!!! Great job!!!

  12. Congratulations, Jacob! God bless you in your accomplishment and next adventures.

  13. Congratulations, Jake. It took a long time and a lot of effort to accomplish this. It's proof that you can achieve high goals if you want them. Grunkle.

  14. Way to go, Jacob! Congratulations!

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