Hopf earns Eagle Scout

Jackson Hopf, son of Glen and Becky Hopf, has achieved Boy Scouting’s highest rank, that of Eagle Scout. Hopf is a member of Boy Scout Troop 185, sponsored by Holy Family Catholic Church under the leadership of Scoutmaster Fred Feltner.

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Hopf, Zach Flynn and Joseph Buschkoetter on Feb. 27. Scoutmaster Feltner welcomed everyone and Hopf’s uncle, Steve Hopf, served as master of ceremonies. Tyler McCormick and Nathan Mehringer escorted Hopf. Readers were Emerich Leinenbach, Sam Kluemper and Anthony Kluemper. Eagle Board of Review members included Eric Hedinger, Joe Schitter and Mike Summerlot. Carter Hopf read “The Law of Life,” Abby Buschkoetter read “The Eagle Scout” and Janet Kluemper read “What’s It Worth.” Feltner delivered the Eagle Charge and Steve Hopf delivered the opening and closing prayers.

Jackson began his scouting career as a Tiger Cub with Pack 130 at St. Mary Parish in Ireland and continued through Cub Scouting to achieve the highest award, the Arrow of Light. As a member of Troop 185, Jackson held leadership positions that included quartermaster and patrol leader. He has earned 37 merit badges.

For his Eagle Scout service project, Jackson landscaped a gazebo at Good Samaritan Society/Northwood Retirement Community.

Jackson is a senior at Jasper High School and is a member of the concert, symphonic, pep and marching bands. He plays the trombone and baritone. He particiapates in Venture Crew. He has white water rafted in West Virginia, hiked at Philmont in New Mexico and been scuba diving in the Florida Keys as part of the Venture Crew.

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