Jason Scott Duty becomes an Eagle Scout

Pawhuska Journal-Capital

On April 9, 2022, Jason Scott Duty, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor that can be bestowed by the Boy Scouts of America. Less than 8% of all individuals who join BSA earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

To earn this honor, he had to complete the seven required ranks of the BSA, achieve 21 required merit badges, attend a national BSA conference and complete a community project.

His Scout journey began at the age of 10 as a Webelo. Over the years he has earned the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle Scout. He has earned the required 21 merit badges: First Aid, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communication, Cooking, Personal Fitness, Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving, Environmental Science or Sustainability, Personal Management, Swimming or Hiking or Cycling, Camping and Family Life.

In 2017 he attended the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia and in 2021 he served six months in a position of responsibility by leading a project to construct and build a mobile fire pit for the American Legion Post 198. Working with his uncle, siblings and other community members and Scouts, he ordered the custom-made metal for the project and welded it together. He painted it and made a presentation to the members of Post 198.

Jason Scott Duty, 18, is a senior at Pawhuska High School and will graduate on May 13, 2022. He will spend the summer working for the Osage Nation Summer Youth program in the Nation's Information Technology department. He will attend Wichita State University in the Fall and is majoring in Computer Engineering. He is the son of Jason and Shannon Duty, and the grandson of Ed and Judy Duty of Skiatook and Ed and Ruth Shaw of Pawhuska.

Photo cutline: Jason Scott Duty, of Pawhuska, recently earned the Eagle Scout rank from the Boy Scouts of America.