Helping Neighbors Food Pantry
Serving Craighead County

Scout Completes Eagle Project

Scout making donation to Helping Neighbors

Jack Allen hands food to Paul House, President of the Helping Neighbor’s Food Pantry Board, to complete his project to attain the rank of Eagle with the Boy Scouts of America. Thanks to the generous people of Jonesboro area he gathered 1345 pounds of food. Jack represents troop 218 affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Jack(15) is the son of Tom and Janae Allen and will be a sophomore at Valley View High School.

Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). A Scout who attains this rank is called an Eagle Scout or Eagle. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men.

Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout.