Holland earns Eagle Scout rank

Washougal High School grad created emergency preparedness kits

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Boy Scout Joel Edward Holland II of Troop 549 was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, which is Scouting’s highest honor.

His Eagle Court of Honor was held Thursday, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Washougal.

For his project, Holland organized and executed an Emergency Preparedness Education Day where citizens came together to learn about community and personal emergency preparation.

Holland is the son of Jocelyn and stepson of Richard Melum, and son of Joel Holland.

He graduated from Washougal High School and is in his second year at Clark College, following a year of participating in the Running Start program.

Holland joined Troop 549 in November 2005 after relocating to Washougal. Over the years, he remained active in the group, which is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mt. Norway Ward.

Holland held several leadership positions and earned 21 merit badges, of which 12 were required for becoming an Eagle.

Holland continues his Scouting career by volunteering as an assistant Bear Cub Scout leader and finished his first assignment attending a week of Cub Scout day camp at Camp Lewis.