WALKER, Mich., Nov. 20, 2013— A teenager's journey to earn the Boy Scout’s highest honor of Eagle Scout, has led to the creation of a new outdoor activity for his classmates at Walker Charter Academy.
Jacob Pointe, 14, is an eighth grade student at Walker; he has attended the school since he was in kindergarten. One of the requirements to earning the Eagle Scout rank is to plan, develop and give leadership to a service project. Jacob decided he wanted to sponsor the creation of a gaga pit at his school.
“I wanted the middle school students to have something besides regular sport to do at recess that still promoted physical activity,” said Pointe.
The game involves dodging, running and jumping as students stand inside an octagonal pit and try to strike each other below the knees with a gaga ball. The last one standing wins.