MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - On Saturday, June 18, 2016 Boy Scout Troop 39 of Morris Plains participated in a Court of Honor for Jacob F. Stelwagon, the troop’s 85th Scout to earn the distinction of Eagle Scout.

Eagle Scout is the highest and most coveted award possible for a Boy Scout. Jacob officially earned this rank on November 24, 2015 after completing his Eagle Scout Service Project.

Under Jacob’s leadership, a team of volunteers contributed 197 service hours to documenting GPS coordinates for all fire hydrants in the Borough of Morris Plains. The exact locations of all the fire hydrants were charted on an electronic map that is now part of the Morris County “Fire Central” system and will serve to aid local units responding to fire emergencies. This mapping feature will increase the responsiveness of fire personnel and help protect the lives and property of Morris Plains residents.

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Jacob is a recent graduate of Whippany Park High School and has served in a variety of leadership roles with Troop 39, including Patrol Leader and Historian. Troop 39 is very proud of Jacob.

Troop 39 meets every Monday at 7:15 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Morris Plains.

NFor more information, visit the troop’s website at: http://troop39bsa.org.