Jordan Hewitt: Eagle Scout

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Jordan Hewitt of Switzerland County Boy Scout Troop #741 has earned the rank of Eagle Scout – a prestigious accomplishment requiring hard work and dedication for over six years.

Eagle Scout, the highest attainable rank through the Boy Scouts of America, requires a young man to pass many requirements and help the community with several service projects.

Jordan Hewitt’s Eagle Scout service project consisted of renovations of the foyer in the Switzerland Baptist Church, including the designing and laying of tile, along with other renovations to the church’s storage facilities.

He has also participated in service projects on Jennings Park, Markland Dam Park, the Switzerland County YMCA, the Switzerland County Historical Museum, and more. He has volunteered time each year for the “Relay for Life” and numerous veterans programs.

The Boy Scout program helps teach boys the long-honored codes of morality from which our country was founded; as spoken in the Boy Scout Oath: “Duty to God and my country.” The program uses outdoor survival, exploration, and physical activity to teach independence, confidence, teamwork, and a sense of community obligation.

Jordan Hewitt has taken part in Boy Scout activities from Switzerland County to the Pacific Coast; from Arizona to Northern Washington.

The activities have included rock climbing, caving, hiking, rappelling, mountain climbing, camping, fishing, whitewater rafting, rifle and shotgun shooting, canoeing, sailing, and swimming.

Jordan Hewitt is a senior at Switzerland County High School. His other activities include baseball, soccer, golf, pep club, and the Business Professional of America. He is currently Homecoming candidate, and was third runner-up in the Swiss Wine Festival Prince Contest.

He is the son of Paul and Sandee Hewitt of Lamb.