Local scouts help community, earn Eagle rank

 

Last updated 6/3/2021 at 9:14am

Christi Colony

Josh Singer, left, and Kell Colony are Eagle Scouts.

Kell Colony and Joshua Singer were honored during their Eagle Scout Court of Honor Saturday, May 22, at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach. Having gone through the Edmonds Troop 312 Scouting program together, they both achieved the rank of Eagle.

The capstone projects for their Eagle rank were both community-based and public facilities improvements.

The Eagle Project requires planning, leadership, and organization to successfully complete.

Joshua, a senior at Meadowdale High School, rebuilt and repainted the bleachers and dugout benches at Lynndale Park's Field 2 for the Pacific Little League.

He coordinated over 170 hours of volunteer time and raised nearly $800 of the $1,200 project costs through a GoFundMe campaign that he established himself.

Kell, a senior at Edmonds-Woodway High School, coordinated a project through the Edmonds Parks and Recreation Parks Maintenance Manager Rich Lindsay to restore the five Edmonds Marina Beach picnic tables for the public to enjoy.

He managed over 160 hours of volunteer time to complete this effort.

Joshua and Kell have shared many adventures through their involvement in Troop 312, including snow camping, snowshoeing, overnight backpack trips, hiking treks, and canoeing. Each Scout completed their 50-Miler award, Kell having hiked 50-plus miles in the Olympic National Park and Josh hiking 50-plus miles in northern New Mexico at Philmont Scout Ranch.


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Both Scouts navigated the Boundary Waters of Quetico Provincial Park as part of the Northern Tier High Adventure experience, canoeing over 75-plus miles, including numerous portages of canoe and gear between lakes.

The two then took high adventure to another level outside of scouting with a successful Mount Rainier summit adventure in 2019.

Joshua will be attending Western Washington University and Kell will be attending Montana State University in the fall.

 

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