Mitchell Jaeger of Troop 599 in Merrill was recognized at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Dec. 28, 2013 for earning scouting’s highest rank. He earned the rank of Eagle on Sept. 22, 2013.
Mitchell began scouts with Cub Scout Pack 502 as a Tiger Cub at the age of 6. He later joined Pack 599 where he earned all 20 activity pins and the Arrow of Light, the highest achievement in Cub Scouts.
Mitchell then bridged over to Troop 599 and has earned 35 merit badges, 14 more than the required 21. In July, 2011 he was inducted into the Order of the Arrow and one year later he earned his Brotherhood. He attended National Youth Leadership Training and National Youth Leadership Seminar and earned the associated leadership pins. Leadership positions that he has held include Troop Librarian, Scribe, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Order of the Arrow Troop Representative and the Northwoods Chapter Scribe. Highlights of Mitchell’s scouting years include high adventure trips to South Dakota and the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Beckley, West Virginia. He has camped with the troop for more than 100 nights.
His Eagle Project involved planning and leading the repair of memorial benches at Council Grounds State Park.
Mitchell, age 14, is a freshman at Merrill High School and is the son of Jon and Susan Jaeger.