Kentlake junior ascends to Eagle Scout | Kent Reporter Notes

Kentlake High School junior Jacob Fullen on April 12 earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scouts of America Troop 406 in Kent.

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Scout earns top rank

Kentlake High School junior Jacob Fullen on April 12 earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scouts of America Troop 406 in Kent.

Fullen has had several leadership positions during his time with the troop, including senior patrol leader. His Eagle Scout project was to design, plan and lead a team in the construction of a long-jump pit at Pine Tree Elementary school, where he was a student. In addition to the 12 required merit badges, Fullen also earned 22 elective merit badges.

A Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony took place at Lake Sawyer Christian Church, where Fullen attends church with his family. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Fullen promised to serve his troop through until his last day of eligibility when he turns 18 and to remain loyal to the Scouting ideals throughout his life.

Westcott receives scouting award

The Green River District, Chief Seattle Council, Boys Scouts of America, awarded Kent resident Bill Westcott the first annual “Service to Youth Award” at their annual Friends of Scouting Breakfast in April at the Kent Senior Center.

Westcott received the award for his years of dedication to the thousands of youth in the Kent, Renton, Newcastle, and Skyway areas, by district Chairman John Rosenlund and Mayor Suzette Cooke. Westcott has served in many positions in scouting, including positions as district chairman, vice-chairmanh, Friends of Scouting chairman, programs chairman, commissioner, unit charter representative, unit committee and assistant scoutmaster. Westcott also was recognized for his other work within the Kent Community as chairman of Kent Cornucopia Days, co-chairman of the Kent Farmers Market, member of the Kent Lions Club, member of Kent Covenant Church, and many other local volunteer positions.

The Friends of Scouting Breakfast was sponsored by Fox Electric, with Mayor Suzette Cooke and Cliff Ridgway chairing the meeting, Andy Wangstad as functioning as master of ceremonies and Recreational Equipment Inc. Chief Financial Officer Brad Johnson delivering the keynote address.

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