Jennifer Jackson moved to Westport in 2003, attracted in large part by the school system. Like many newcomers, she fell in love with the town. And like many, she sought ways to give back.
Almost immediately, she became a Cub Scout leader. Her son was in fourth grade, and as he rose through the ranks, Jackson did too. Before long, she became Scoutmaster for Troop 100. The boys thought that was cool; after all, she was a Marine. For her part, Jackson saw similarities between leading a Boy Scout troop, and being an officer in the Marine Corps.