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Reents earns Eagle Scout honor with restoration project
Eagle Scout Luke Reents was recently honored athis troop’s May Court of Honor, Saturday, May 20, at the Falls Masonic Hall.
Achieving the highest rank in scouting, Reents belongs to Fall City Boy Scout Troop 425.
He passed his board of review in January, officially making him an Eagle Scout.
Reents is a sophomore of Eastside Catholic School and a resident of Carnation.
For his Eagle project, the teen planned and organized a wetlands restoration project in the nearby natural wetlands area known as the Evans Creek Preserve on Highway 202. One hundred dogwood trees were planted, many blackberry bushes were removed, ferns planted and mulch laid, all surrounding an area of trails that encircle the preserve. The project was completed in September 2011, just prior to the groundbreaking event for the Evans Creek Preserve.
During his scouting years, Reents learned scuba certification and kayak white water rafting, and built endurance in hiking 50 miles in less than a week with his troop. As he puts it, “Scouting has influenced my life by teaching me skills that I will use for the rest of my life such as first aid, social skills and responsibility.”