Jesse Jeffries is a senior at UHS and has recently earned his eagle scout. Jesse joined cub scouts when he was in 1st grade and worked his way through until he was able to join boy scout Troop 608. Some of his favorite memories were “going camping and talking with my friends around the campfire.” Jesse was able to rise through the ranks quickly and would eventually serve as the Senior Patrol Leader. The Senior Patrol Leader is the leader of the troop meeting and highest office for members of the troop.
Jesse’s eagle scout court of honor was held on Saturday November 20. Other UHS students Jack Jeffries, Cameron Hyjurick, and Lee Troup also were involved in the ceremony with current Senior Patrol Leader Grant Barcheck Leading the ceremony. Jesse also told me, “Earning my Eagle was probably my favorite moment in scouting.” During his ceremony Jesse said “One of the things I am looking forward to the most is seeing my friends also earn this award.”
Jesse joined his father, Keith Jeffries, and Uncle, Paul Jeffries, who are both teachers in the Uniontown school district, at the highest rank of scouting. His brother Jack Jeffries is also not far behind. When I asked Jesse what skills he learned that he thinks will be important to his future the first thing he said was leadership skills, along with knot tying and and wilderness skills. I also asked what he would say to kids thinking about joining boy scouts and this was his response, “You should take advantage of the opportunity to learn these skills and have a good time.”
Good job Jesse, and Congratulations.