The Fort Vancouver District of the Boy Scouts of America has announced 17 scouts have successfully passed their Eagle Scout Board of Review between June and September, and have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The young men have amassed more than 2,000 hours of community service toward the community projects required for their new ranking.
Hayden Bennett, 17, and a senior at Ridgefield High School, led a project involving improvements at a tennis court for Cheney Parks and Recreation in Cheney. Hayden is the son of Robin and Valerie Bennett and a member of Boy Scout Venture Crew 736.
Christopher Parks of Boy Scout Troop 358 and son of Jim and Catherine Parks, led an effort to eradicate evasive plants at Klineline Park. Christopher is 18 and a graduate of Prairie High School.
Colby Lockard, 16, of Boy Scout Troop 320 and a junior at I-Tech Preparatory, built an arbor for the Cottage Garden at the Wildlife Botanical Gardens in Brush Prairie. Colby is the son of Alex and Tammi Lockard. He is also a Running Start student at Clark College.
Nathan Kunz, son of Trent and Kristi Kunz, led a group of scouts and volunteers to place storm drain medallions for Clark County Public Works. Nathan, 17, is a senior at Columbia River High School and a member of Boy Scout Venture Crew 336.
Brent Hall, 15, of Boy Scout Varsity Team 339, is a sophomore at Columbia River High School. The son of Ralph and Tami Hall, Brent led a project to construct five large platform benches at Vancouver Lake Park.
Three scouts from Troop 525 earned the rank of Eagle Scout:
Stephen Kiraly, 17 and a senior at Skyview High School, led a trail project at Whipple Creek Hollow for Clark County Public Works. Stephen is the son of Edward and Olga Kiraly.
Akiva Wells, 18, a graduate of Hudson’s Bay High School, constructed an equipment storage shed for the school. He is the son of Richard and Darcy Wells.
Garrett Ferguson, 18, and son of Wayde and Gloria Ferguson, built bike ramps for Whipple Creek Regional Park. He is a senior at Skyview High School.
Three members of Boy Scout Troop 316 earned their Eagle ranking:
Nicholas Cottam, 18, a senior at Hudson’s Bay High School, led a project constructing a kiosk for Curtin Creek Park for Clark County Public Works. Nicholas is the son of Jake and Jessica Cottam.
Bryce Thompson, a junior at Hudson’s Bay High School, led a volunteer group to construct monofilament recycling stations at three Clark County Parks. Bryce, 16, is the son of Pamela Thompson and Brian Steger.
Kyle Harrell, 18, and a graduate of Fort Vancouver High School, constructed benches for the Wildlife Botanical Gardens in Brush Prairie. Kyle is the son of Carolyn and John Harrell.
Two new Eagle Scouts represent Boy Scout Varsity Team 371:
Eirik Erickson, 14, led a project renovating a trail at Battle Ground Lake State Park. Eirik is the son of Eve and Renaun Erickson, and is a home-schooled freshman.
Zane Grevstad, also 14, and son of Rebekah and Eric Grevstad, led a project building and placing bat boxes at Lewisville Park. He is a freshman at Prairie High School.
Two members of Boy Scout Venture Crew 761 earned the Eagle Scout ranking:
Breydon Bowman, 17, and son of Jennifer and Kerry Bowman, led a trail restoration project at Salmon-Morgan Creek. Breydon is a senior at Battle Ground High School and is also a Running Start student at Clark College.
Skyler Denfeld, a graduate of CAM High School, led an effort to collect games, toys and activities for children under care at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Skyler, 18, is the son of Denny and Tori Denfeld.
Two members of Boy Scout Troop 14 have earned their Eagle Scout ranking:
David Haas, 18, and son of Mike and Nancy Haas, constructed a redwood bench and pressure washed and made interior improvements at Trinity Lutheran Church. David is a graduate of Columbia River High School.
Eli Robinson, a graduate of Skyview High School, constructed two picnic tables and three garden boxes for Second Stop Housing in Vancouver. Eli, 18, is the son of Lynn and Scott Robinson.