Shorewood freshman earns his Eagle Scout Award

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Board of Review. From left: friend and Shoreline resident John Fahey, Troop Advancement Chair Bob Anderson, Will's Scoutmaster Dave Seger, Will, Council Advancement Chair Rod Gowdy, and family friend and Shoreline resident Greg Hampton.

Shorewood High School freshman and Boy Scout Troop 838 member, Will Anderton, completed his Eagle Scout project over the summer then successfully passed his Board of Review on October 18th to earn his Eagle Scout Award.

The new playground table at Echo Lake Elementary

Echo Lake Elementary approached Will about researching, planning, designing, and helping install a table where kids could color, draw and play board games during recess. The project grew to also include painting a design under the table and re-painting the school's hopscotch areas.

Will and friends repaint the hop scotch games
on the Echo Lake Elementary playground

The Eagle Scout rank is the highest achievement in scouting and requires the scout to earn badges, complete service hours, learn and teach outdoor skills, take on leadership roles, and plan, organize and complete a personal service project in his community.

Will presented his concept to the Echo Lake PTA

Only about 5% of all Boy Scouts earn the Eagle Scout Rank. This represents more than two million Boy Scouts who have earned the rank since 1912. Will earned his Eagle Scout a little over a month before his 15th birthday. He comes from a long line of Eagle Scouts on both sides of his immediate and extended families.


Mom A October 28, 2016 at 8:12 AM  

Boy Scouts of America is a wonderful values-based organization that builds character, trains youth in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Will demonstrates the characteristics of a future leader and we can look forward to his participation in school, the community and the world. Great accomplishment, Will!

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