Lake Forest Academy’s Jack Wyne ’23 recently earned the highest honor from the Boys Scouts of America as he received Eagle Scout recognition. Wyne reached this elite status as only six percent of scouts make Eagle Scout. He has been a Cub/Boy Scout for 11 years.
Jack faced a unique challenge during his final project process as the COVID pandemic forced two potential projects to be canceled. His perseverance shined as he completed his third project in June. It consisted of creating five different rest areas along the Woodlands Academy Quiet Trail which is used for reflection and prayer.
He oversaw the project planning and fundraising needed for the building materials and gravel while also managing a team of scouts that cleared brush and leveled the five areas, built benches for each area, filled in with gravel and landscaping.
The final step in the Eagle Scout process was to present the project in front of the Board of Review committee during the first weekend of November. This committee interviews the scout not only on his sustainable project, but also about his 11 years of scouts and how he plans on carrying the teachings and principles of scouting into college and his adult life. In addition to the final project, scouts must also accumulate at least 21 merit badges before earning the Eagle Scout rank.