Sea Scout Jake Sturrock’s Volunteer Work with Branford Parks & Open Space Authority Earns Him Quartermaster Rank

This summer, Branford Sea Scout Jake Sturrock designed, built, and installed an information kiosk for the Pisgah Brook Preserve on Laurel Hill Road. It was an important step towards earning the rank of Quartermaster, the highest attainable rank in the Sea Scouting Program. Jake is the first Sea Scout in Connecticut to have been awarded the rank of Quartermaster in the past 15 years.

Jake is also involved in the Boy Scouts, serving as an Assistant Scout Leader with Troop 424 after achieving his Eagle Scout Badge at age 14. In addition, Jake was awarded the BSA National Honor Medal for saving two ice fishermen and their dog after falling through the ice.

A long time Branford resident, Jake has entered his Freshman year at Quinnipiac University working towards a degree in Business Administration.

A second kiosk he built for the Branford Parks & Open Space Authority has been installed in the Supply Pond Preserve at the entryway to the Pisgah Brook Preserve. The kiosks, containing maps and trail information, are an important component of an ongoing effort to increase both awareness and the recreational use of the preserves. The two preserves combined provide over 17 miles of hiking and biking trails throughout the 1100+ acres of public open space, one of the largest such areas in Southern Connecticut. The recreational and ecological importance and value of these areas have become much more apparent with the advent of the COVID 19 pandemic and ever-increasing evidence of climate change.

Maps are available by visiting

Photo courtesy of Richard Shanahan



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