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Valley's Troop 466 Scouts earn rank of Eagle

Local Scouts recently earning their Eagle ranks are, from left, Lucas Stambaugh, Eric Lynne, Gregory Malcolm and Sean Hecker. - Courtesy photo
Local Scouts recently earning their Eagle ranks are, from left, Lucas Stambaugh, Eric Lynne, Gregory Malcolm and Sean Hecker.
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Boy Scout Troop 466 of North Bend, recently honored Sean Hecker, Eric Lynne, Gregory Malcolm, and Lucas Stambaugh, who earned the highest rank in Scouting, Eagle.

“The Eagle rank represents years of commitment, service and outdoor adventures. We are very proud of these scouts and it’s been a pleasure to see their growth, as many have been scouting since the age of 6,” said Scout Master Doug McClelland, at a March 23 dinner celebrating the boys’ accomplishments.

Only about 2 percent of scouts attain the Eagle rank, which requires several levels of achievement, including earning at least 21 merit badges, completing before age 18 a service project benefitting his community, school, or church, and passing a board of review.

Each of the boys’ Eagle service projects have benefitted the community in a variety of ways. Lynne managed a team of volunteers to clear trees and shrubs, and build a trail on property for the Snoqualmie Youth Activity Center. Stambaugh directed the construction and installation of 21 bird houses for native birds on the Youth Activity Center property. Malcolm coordinated volunteers to restore a steep trail embankment at the non-profit Valley Camp, weed invasive plants and replant the area with native species. Hecker managed the building and installation of a new hand rail for a steep trail, also at Valley Camp.

 

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