Jake Callahan, a member of Troop 23 from Discovery United Methodist Church, has earned the highest rank in Boy Scouting.
Jake Callahan, a member of Troop 23 from Discovery United Methodist Church, recently earned the highest rank in Boy Scouting and was recognized in a ceremony at the church in March. Troop 23 is under the leadership of Scoutmaster Ted Moyer.
For his Eagle project, Callahan led friends and fellow scouts on construction of pasture fencing and gates and storage shelving at Special Equestrians, an equine therapy facility in Indian Springs. Special Equestrians’ mission is to provide high quality therapeutic horseback riding and equine assisted activities to people with physical, mental, developmental, and emotional disabilities.
Callahan began scouting as a Cub Scout with Pack 393 at Discovery UMC earning the Arrow of Light and crossed into Troop 23 as a fifth-grader. Jake attended many camps including Philmont Scout Ranch and Florida Seabase Camp. Jake had 93 total camping nights, 102 hiking miles and earned 23 merit badges on his way to Eagle Scout. He served in many leadership roles including senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, and patrol leader during his time as a Boy Scout and was also elected to Order of the Arrow.
Callahan is a senior at Hoover High School where he has played lacrosse and served as senior class officer. He is also active with the youth at Bluff Park United Methodist Church. He is the son of Jerry and Lori Callahan of Hoover, and the grandson of Harold and Gerry Arndt of Hoover and Jerry and Ann Callahan of Oxford, Ala. Jake will attend Auburn University in the fall.