Congratulations to MBS senior Jacob Tinkelman ’22, who recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Scouts BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Since its inception in 1911, only four percent of Scouts have earned this rank after a lengthy review process.
For his Eagle Scout project, Jacob chose to build bookcases for the Winston School of Short Hills. He wanted to give back and show appreciation for the school that helped him overcome his struggles with a learning difference and embrace his love of reading. One of the bookshelves is in the shape of a tree similar to the school’s logo. He spent close to 100 hours completing this project with the help of his fellow Scouts. Jacob, who is dyslexic, attended Winston for grades three through eight.
Jacob is a member of Troop 5 in Maplewood, which has seen more than 100 Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. He has held multiple leadership positions within his Troop including Quartermaster, Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader on the Troop Leadership Committee. A highlight of his time in BSA includes hiking across the rugged terrain of Philmont Scout Ranch in Colfax County, New Mexico.
At Morristown Beard School, Jacob is a member of the cross country, winter track, and spring track & field teams. He will attend Brandeis University in the fall.