Jake Revere, born October 12, 1991 to Rich and Robin Revere, and older brother to Kacey, Kellie and Sophie, lost his life in a tragic accident at the age of 16 on March 7, 2008, while on a family vacation. And while Jake was in many ways like any other 16-year-old, in his brief lifetime he managed to positively impact hundreds and perhaps thousands with his kindness, friendship, loyalty, dedication, community service, adventurous spirit and his love of life.
As part of his school, church and community, Jake enjoyed: playing saxophone in the school band; performing in high school theater productions; playing baseball, basketball and volleyball; being a swim instructor; caddying; playing piano and singing; creating through writing, photography and art; boating and fishing; skiing and snowmobiling; camping and hiking; and other hobbies and activities too numerous to mention.
Scouting played a large role in Jake’s life. Starting as a Cub Scout in second grade, and a service project short of becoming an Eagle Scout at 16, Jake earned dozens of badges, won many honors and learned several skills in between those years. He conducted a “Scout Sunday” service at Doylestown United Methodist Church, a yearly scout service event. Through Scouts Jake hiked extensively and attended the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in 2006 and was planning to return in the summer of 2008; served the Scouts as a mentor, recruiter and Patrol Leader; camped countless nights; earned second place in the Klondike Derby and was a Pinewood Derby winner. Jake attended the National Jamboree in Virgina in 2005. Jake’s love of scouting and tremendous service helped to inspire the Jake Revere Campership Fund. Read more about Jakes Scouting Bio.
Jake was filled with love, not only toward family and friends, but even toward strangers, demonstrating a level of compassion and empathy that touched all those around him. He raised money after 9/11 and after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina to help those affected, spent a summer week on a mission trip, performed many service activities while involved in the Boy Scouts, and routinely and without a second thought volunteered for many other causes. Jake’s love sprung from a place with God, whom he loved and served in as many ways as he possibly could. We believe Jake continues to serve God by inspiring others to help as he did.
"Spirit of the Eagle Award" is presented to Jake's family in honor of Jake's achievements towards the rank of Eagle Scout by Troop 6.
The Central Bucks High School East "Patriot Players Remember Student with Performance."
Doylestown United Methodist Church memorializes Jake with Pocono Plateau Cabin.
Doylestown United Methodist Church- The Compass, "One Life Touches so many."
"Scouting Out Virtue" by, Kate Fratti- The intelligencer News
"Remembering Jake" Friends and Classmates hold candlelight vigil.
Central Bucks HS Students Samantha Smoot and Ryan Apt raise money for the Jake Revere Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Jake's Star- A poem by Ken Denno, family friend.