Jason Colgrove received his Eagle award from the Boy Scouts of America at a Court of Honor on May 6, 2012 at the Elk River Ward building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The award was given to him by Scoutmaster Brett Hansen, and Bill Barber of the Northern Lights District presented the Eagle Oath. Jason’s project was completed July 2011. Jason is the son of Nathan and Lori Colgrove.
Jason’s Eagle Scout project was to research, design, build and install nature plaques for the City of Saint Michael’s Becker Big Woods. He worked with Mary Anderson, Marc Weigle and Karl Kessler of the City of Saint Michael. Kay Nowell contributed with the research ideas and resources for the information on the plaques. Jason appreciates the City of Saint Michael for providing the supplies to build the plaques. Chuck Eliason helped with the design and construction of the plaques. Jason also wants to thank the boys and leaders of troop 378 who helped him on the project.
Jason has participated as a cub scout and earned the Arrow of Light award. He has been participating in Boy Scouts since 2008. The minimum number of merit badges to qualify for an Eagle Scout is 21, but Jason has earned 39. He has attended Many Point scout camp for three years. Last year he was part of the first group to do the water sports week, where they kayaked, waterskied, used personal watercraft, and earned the MN watercraft license.