Mansfield Living

Teen earns Eagle Scout

Jason Grubenhoff
Jason Grubenhoff

Jason Grubenhoff, son of Phil and Lisa Grubenhoff of Mansfield, has earned the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award. The Eagle Scout Award is Scouting’s highest honor, and less than 4 percent of boys who enter Scouts earn the award.

Jason is a member of Troop 421, sponsored by Grace Presbyterian Church and Crew 222, sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, both in Arlington. Jason started his Scouting career in 2004 as a Cub Scout with Pack 703, sponsored by St. Gregory the Great Anglican Church in Mansfield.

Jason earned the Arrow of Light Award and crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 421 in 2009. He earned his Eagle Award on Feb. 17.

For his Eagle Scout service project, Jason planned and managed a project to design and fabricate three lost-and-found boxes for Linda Jobe Middle School. The three boxes, one for lunch boxes, one for clothing and one for school supplies, are sized for the available plastic bags, roll on lockable casters and are painted in the school’s colors. The project required 110 hours of community service by eight youth and five adults under Jason’s direction.

In Troop 421, Jason has served as Troop Guide, Den Chief and Scribe.

Jason also traveled to Philmont Scout Ranch with members of Troop 421 in 2013, and Crew 222 in 2014 and 2015. Each trek consisted of backpacking through the mountains of New Mexico and participating in many different Scouting activities like rock climbing, archery and tomahawk throwing.

Outside of Scouting, Jason has done community service with the 501st Legion STAR WARS costuming club, where he's helped earn money for various children’s charities and volunteered at charity walks.

Jason is a senior at Mansfield High School where he has played the tenor saxophone in the marching band, symphonic band and jazz band for four years. He also earned a chair in Region Band his junior and senior years.

During his years in the band, Jason has had the opportunity to perform at various venues, including AT&T Stadium, Alamo Dome, a music festival in New York City and EPCOT.

Jason has been accepted to the University of North Texas, where he plans to pursue a degree in music education.

Jason will be recognized in a court of honor at St. Gregory the Great Anglican Church.