Name: Jamal Cheatham
Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
Eagle Project Location: YMCA Camp in Dubuque, Iowa
Eagle Project Description: Jamal repaired and cleared out a trail at the YMCA Camp that runs between the swimming pool and the cabin. He also replaced existing stairs and installed additional stairs made of railroad ties. He then buried the water pipe running from the cabin to remove a tripping hazard, and placed additional stairs on the cabin side hill. He placed trail markers on both ends of the trail.
What does being an Eagle Scout mean to you?
To me being an Eagle Scout is all about having learned the discipline, dedication, and social skills to thrive in life. It’s about knowing and having the tools to succeed.
How did earning the rank prepare you for the future?
Earning my Eagle taught preparation and management skills as well as communication skills to be able to work in a team. This will be useful for when I’m off at college learning how to work and do everything on my own.
What advice would you give to younger Scouts who aspire to become Eagle Scouts?
Scouts is all about getting you ready for the future, while enjoying all that Scouting has to offer.
Please share a favorite Scouting memory.
My favorite memory from Scouting would have to be working at this past year’s National Jamboree and seeing the sunrise from the top of Foxtrot basecamp.