Jared Seal of Troop 191 in Lake Hopatcong was one of six new Eagle Scouts honored by the Morris County Board of Freeholders. The young men were awarded county certificates at the January 9 meeting in Morristown.

Their ambitious and community-minded endeavors helped them to attain Boy Scouting’s highest rank. The projects required fundraising and many hundreds of hours of work by the boys and their volunteer teams.

Jared’s project was to plant 500 trees on municipal property in Hopatcong using a grant obtained by the town. The trees were placed in an area that had previously been cleared for future development.

Jared Seal led a project to plant 500 trees for his hometown of Hopatcong. (Photo: County of Morris)

Jared joined the Cub Scouts in 2006 and received the Arrow of Light in 2011. He later became a member of Boy Scout Troop 191 in Lake Hopatcong. A graduate of Hopatcong High School, Jared was involved in band programs and participated in many music ensembles. He was also very active in karate and earned a black belt.

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