Jordan Richert’s Eagle Scout Project


Senyi Yang, Staff Writer

For Amador Valley junior Jordan Richert’s Eagle Scout project, he and some of the members of his Boy Scout Troop built cat houses at the Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton.
In order to become an Eagle Scout, one must do something good for the community for a total of one hundred hours, for example, one can raise money for an organization or plant some trees in a park. The hundred hours includes the planning of the project and the execution. Usually, members of the Boy Scout troop participate and help out to complete the project.

Here’s the scouts working on the structures.

“Basically what we did is we went to the Humane Society and built a bunch of cat structures. They’re pretty much a bunch of platforms for the cats,” said Jordan Richert (‘21).
Jordan selected this project because his family had just adopted 2 cats from the Humane Society, and wanted to give back to the local animal shelter. The cat structures serve as a playground or resting spots for the various cats and kittens that the local non-profit organization supports.


“I really just wanted to do this for the animals there,” said Richert.
“I think the Jordan’s Eagle Scout project was really cool and I wished I could have helped out. I heard that it really benefited the Valley Humane Society and I hope I can do something similar for my Eagle Scout project,” said Izak Monette (‘22), a boy scout in Richert’s troop.
Achieving the title of Eagle Scout is the highest rank a boy scout can be. Only four per cent of all boy scouts will ever achieve this prestigious achievement. Even the requirements to qualify for the Eagle Project are incredibly rigorous, as the Scout must have earned at least twenty-one merit badges, demonstrate Scout Spirit (a set of values based on the Scout Oath), and be a Life Scout (the second-highest rank) for at least six months.
In short, Jordan Richert’s Eagle Project is nothing short of a respectable achievement that exemplifies the qualities of Amador.