Scouting project benefits refugees

University Park Troop 70 recently bestowed the highest honor of Eagle Scout on Lakewood resident and Jesuit College Preparatory junior Jack Tucker Carroll (pictured). He is the son of Kathy and Don Carroll of Dallas. For his Eagle project, Carroll organized a campaign for baby supplies benefiting Gateway of Grace’s Refugee Ministry. Jack enlisted friends, fellow Jesuit students, and their families to donate diapers and wipes. He also used a Go Fund Me page to raise money for $600 worth of extra supplies. Carroll and several other Jesuit students and Troop 70 scouts assembled the supplies into “family packs” of diapers and wipes to be distributed by Gateway of Grace to families who have suffered from severe trauma and are starting their lives over. 

In addition to scouting, Jack plays for the Jesuit Varsity Lacrosse team, is an officer for Interact (a refugee service club) and serves on the Campus Ministry Team as an ambassador for Gateway of Grace. After high school, Carroll plans to fulfill his dream of attending a military service academy or a Jesuit college in the ROTC. He plans to major in international business with a minor in German studies. Ultimately, Carroll would like to fly planes or helicopters for the military, work for the State Department or work in international business. — John Shipes