Jake Roberts earns Eagle award

Published 9:39 am Thursday, October 5, 2017

Jacob Owen Roberts, a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 732, Bethlehem United Methodist Church, was presented with Boy Scout’s highest rank, Eagle Scout, at a special Court of Honor ceremony on July 16.

Jake, 18, is the son of Craig and Deana Roberts of Advance. He joined scouting as a Cub Scout with Pack 732 in 2006.

During his trail to Eagle he has hiked more than 150 miles, camped more than 145 nights and accumulated many hours of community service.

He worked his way through ranks and earned 34 merit badges. He served his troop as Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Patrol Leader, Troop Guide and Den Chief.

Jake also holds the rank of Brotherhood with the Order of the Arrow. He was also the Order of the Arrow Lodge 70 Chapter Chief.

Along with some fellow scouts and leaders, Jake traveled to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico for 10 days of hiking and camping on the trails. He also attended National Youth Leadership Training.

For Jake’s Eagle Scout project, he (with the help of fellow scouts, family and friends) built a kiosk for a Primitive Hiking Trail at Pilot Mountain. Jake is a Senior at Davie County High School.