0912 Jack EmersonJack Emerson, son of Wayne and Kristin Emerson, was honored on July 15 in an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony at Christ Church United Methodist, where he is a member of Troop 5.
Jack Emerson, son of Wayne and Kristin Emerson, was honored on July 15 in an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony at Christ Church United Methodist, where he is a member of Troop 5.
Emerson, a sophomore at Oak Mountain High School, has been a scout since beginning as a Tiger Cub in the first grade. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow (Scouting’s Honor Society) and has held various troop positions including patrol leader, chaplain aide, den chief and troop guide. He earned the World Conservation Award in 2009 and earned 22 merit badges in four years as a Boy Scout, earning the rank of Eagle Scout on June 11.
Emerson’s Eagle project consisted of designing, building and hosting a carnival for Kids First Awareness Center in Alabaster. Donations of time, funds and supplies were made by family, friends and neighbors, which enabled him to build a total of 11 games for the enjoyment of over 250 people (including women and children from the Lovelady Center and families in the Alabaster community). He raised $705 in donations and spent every penny on building materials for the games and prizes for the participants. The project involved a total of 42 different volunteers and more than 340 man hours.
At OMHS, Emerson is a member of the OMHS Jazz Ensemble and Spirit of Cahaba Marching Band.