Troop 103 Scouts, Parents, Committee and Friends,
Jackson Corbin was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout this evening (9/19/23), becoming Troop 103’s 90th Eagle Scout!
For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Jackson spearheaded the creation of a coloring/activity book for children with bleeding disorders at Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s Hemophilia Treatment Center, where Jackson has been a patient since childhood. The message that Jackson wanted to convey to the children was simple: focus on activities that kids with bleeding disorders CAN do to redirect their attention from what they CANNOT do. Jackson enlisted fellow patients from across the country to contribute pictures for the book. 500 copies of the book were printed and assembled by fellow scouts, family and friends, then bound and delivered to Hershey. A copy is attached.
At his Board of Review, Jackson spoke about the importance of accommodating disabilities in Scouting. He expressed his belief that he would not have reached this milestone without the virtual merit badge classes and troop meetings that were offered. He believes (and I agree) that he would be a good representative/spokesperson for disabled scouts within Scouting.
Looking backward, Jackson’s favorite scouting experience was traveling to New York City, sleeping aboard the USS Intrepid and exploring New York. His favorite merit badge was Lifesaving. Looking forward, Jackson’s plans include college and will involve his interest in art. He is currently a home-schooled senior.
Please join me in congratulating Jackson and his family! This fulfills a dream that Jackson has held and worked steadily toward for a long time. The combination of the COVID pandemic and high-risk medical issues did not make it easy for him. His perseverance and determination are admirable. I’m very proud of Jackson.
Please also join me in thanking Penn State Hershey Medical Center and the disabled community including Jackson’s fellow patients whose artwork is depicted in Jackson’s coloring/activity book. Thanks are also in order to the donors, family members, friends, leaders, scouts and others who helped make Jackson’s accomplishment possible. Jackson’s grandmother supported the effort financially in memory of Jackson’s grandfather, who died last October and was a big supporter of Jackson and his Eagle Project.
Please enjoy the attached photos of our proud Eagle Scout with his Dad & Scoutmaster! Thank you,
Jeffrey Rosenzweig, Scoutmaster
BSA Troop 103
BSA Troop 103