Boy Scout Troop 10 will recognize three local Scouts for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at an Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday, June 17, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, off Crane Road in St. Charles. The Scouts are: Connor Jacobs, Amaan Mohammad and Lucas Oesterlin.
Connor David Jacobs is the son of David and Christine Jacobs and brother to Miranda and Rebecca. He began his scouting career as a Cub Scout in Apple Valley, Minn. He joined Pack 150 at Wasco Elementary School as a Webelo in 2009. After earning the Arrow of Light award in fifth grade, he crossed over to Troop 10 and became a Boy Scout. Over the past seven years, he has moved up the ranks from Tenderfoot to Eagle. He earned 29 merit badges in a variety of areas, including the 13 required for Eagle Scout. He attended six summer camps located across Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan. His four High Adventure trips included canoeing and camping along the Wisconsin River (2015), and backpacking in Pictured Rocks in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (2014), Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia (2016), and Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming (2017).
Connor's Eagle project was an environmental restoration that involved the clearing of invasive plant species from the Harley Woods property in Campton Township, north of the Garfield Farm Museum. These nonnative species were depriving native plants of the sunlight needed for them to thrive. Connor and his Scout volunteers and families cleared, dragged and stacked large invasive tree logs and branches to burn later. Volunteer time for Connor's project also applied toward hours needed for a $4,000 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation whose mission is to protect natural areas and wildlife. Connor extends a special thank you to Jerome Johnson, his project beneficiary; Jeffrey Johnson, his project mentor; and all the project volunteers who gave up their time and energy to complete the work.
Connor has held many positions within the troop including Troop Guide, Scribe, Historian, Librarian, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader. Connor has participated in many different campouts and activities with Troop 10, including Scout-O-Ramas, Camperall, Cathorees, Scout Sundays, skiing, climbing, shooting, canoeing, zip lining, geo caching, archery, swimming, scuba diving, cycling, sledding, snowboarding and hiking. Connor volunteered much of his own time to a variety of special service projects in the community, roadside cleanup, assisting with Cub Scout activities, bell ringing for the Salvation Army Kettle campaign, and participating in the St. Charles Memorial Day ceremony.
During Connor's 11-year scouting career, he has learned the importance of service, responsibility, honesty, and teamwork. The values contained in the scout Oath and Law and taught by his scouting experience are part of his everyday life. Connor extends a sincere thank you to everyone associated with Troop 10 who provided support and encouragement on his quest to Eagle Scout.
Connor graduated from St. Charles North High School where he participated and lettered in cross-country and track and field and attended St. Charles North's cross-country Devil's Lake camp in Wisconsin all four years. He is enrolled at Loyola University Chicago where he plans to major in forensic science.