This Eagle Scout’s Eye for Creativity Transcends His Visual Impairment

Despite being visually impaired, Eagle Scout Jake B.’s creative vision is crystal clear.

In fact, Jake of the Sam Houston Area Council is channeling his talent for design to serve others who are blind or visually impaired for his Eagle Scout project.

Jake has struggled to see his whole life, but it’s his imaginative flair, can-do attitude, and leadership qualities that have always stood out to his friends and family.

“I am pretty much a normal teenager,” Jake said to Houston’s ABC 13. “I have found ways around everything that I have problems with.”

Along with fellow Scouts from his troop, Jake designed and constructed planter boxes for The Lighthouse of Houston, an education and service center dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired people to live independently. The Eagle says the planter boxes are for the center’s new gardening program. 

“I’ve always gotten a lot from doctors and the community and I’ve always wanted to get back,” Jake explained.

Get the full story from Houston’s ABC 13 Eyewitness News and check out the video below to see the inspiring Eagle Scout in action.


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Hayley Cordaro is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at