Jackson Roush has earned the highest advancement award within the Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout Award.
Roush, of Stillwater, will be recognized in ceremonies at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 at the Stillwater Township Hall.
In addition to being presented with his Eagle Scout Award, he will also receive a U.S. flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capital in Washington DC, and several Letters of Commendation from national and state leaders including The President, Governor, and MN Senators.
A member of St. Mary’s Church Troop 125, Roush is one of approximately 2 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the rank of Eagle Scout, according to Scout officials.
Each candidate must earn at least 21 merit badges and successfully complete a major community service project, among other things, to earn his Eagle Scout Award. Roush chose to build large split-log benches for the group campsite’s fire rings at Lake Elmo Park Reserve. The logs used to construct the benches were renewed from the same park.
Roush served as the troop’s Senior Patrol Leader and was an elected member of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society. Other highlights include several high-adventure backpacking trips and participation in countless local community service events such as Adopt-A-Highway and Feed My Starving Children.
He is the son of Jim and Robin Roush and will be attending St. Cloud State University in the Fall for Mechanical Engineering.