Jared Hudnall Achieves Eagle Scout Rank
Troop 208 might be small in numbers but is big in heart. The national average of Scouts that advance to the highest honor, Eagle Scout, is less than ten percent. Butler County's average is above seventy-five percent because leaders, past and present keeping the young men active in completing merit badges to achieve the minimum of twenty-one required to become an Eagle. Even in this pandemic, the Scouts go camping, hiking, and perform community service.
( Jared with fellow Scouts Alex Coleman and Nick Campbell)
Jared completed his Eagle Scout Project, a Dog Obstacle Course for The Friends of Butler County Animal Shelter. Ruby Fooks, the manager, gladly accepted the project and commented that keeping the dogs stress-free is a priority and letting them exercise on the course will significantly benefit them.
Scoutmaster Kyle Coleman approved the request to build the obstacle course, and Jared appreciates Drakes Farm Service and Ely Drugs for donations needed to complete the construction. Part of being a Scout is the spirit of giving to the community, and Jared enjoys the opportunity to step out of his comfort zone to complete projects he couldn't imagine doing earning forty badges. One of his favorites was the Wilderness Survival Badge; he had to prepare for any weather, demonstrate different types of lighting a fire ( no matches ), build a natural shelter, and spend the night. Basketry was another attractive badge. He made a round basket, square basket and wove a camp stool seat with his own hands.
Jeremy and Leeann are the proud parents of three sons, Justin became an Eagle Scout three years ago, and the youngest son, Landon, is a Wolf in Cub Scouts, so the Hudnall's have their hands full for several more years in Scouts.
Landon likes helping his older brother on projects.
Jared is a Junior at Butler County High School and is also involved in 4-H at the Butler County Extension Office. He shoots trap, archery, rifle, and pistol plus makes birdhouses and feeders.
Eagle Scouts that enter the military go in one rank higher than others. Colleges and employers take notice when they see Eagle Scout on their paperwork.
Cub Scouts are for Kindergarten to Fifth Grade.
Scouts are Sixth Grade to age Eighteen.
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Congratulations, Jared, for all your hard work and dedication!