Crestview teenager earns Eagle Scout rank

eagle scout jacob somers

Jacob Somers, 16, of Crestview, had 100 native plants and trees identified and painted a picnic pavilion at the John McMahon Environmental Center in Crestview.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Jacob Robert Somers, 16, of Crestview, has earned the Eagle Scout Rank, the Boy Scouts of America’s highest advancement.

The Troop 773 member received the rank during his Eagle Scout Court of Honor. Eagle candidates must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a service project to earn the honor.

Jacob led a group of Scouts and adults in marking and identifying 100 native plants and trees and the painting of a picnic pavilion at the John McMahon Environmental Education Center in Crestview.

The Crestview High School sophomore is the son of Bob and Kristie Somers. His grandparents are the late Bob and JoAnn Somers of Egg Harbor Township, N.J. and the late Charles and the late Shelby Sweeten of Newport, Tenn.

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