Fourteen Boy Scouts from the Fort Vancouver District passed their Eagle Scout Board of Review during November and December, advancing to the rank of Eagle Scout. To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement rank in Scouting, a Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service and outdoor skills. Specific skills are required to advance through the ranks — Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle. To advance, a Scout must pass specific tests that are organized by requirements and merit badges.
According to its website, the Fort Vancouver District supports Scouting units in the Vancouver, Ridgefield, La Center and Battle Ground school districts, and few units within Evergreen School District. There are 31 Cub Packs, 42 Troops, 14 Varsity teams, and 16 Venturing Crews that include 1,425 Scouts and 1,022 Scouters.
Spencer Peter Vance, a senior at Ridgefield High School, led a group of Scouts and adult volunteers in a food and school supply drive for the Ridgefield Family Resource Center, with 84 volunteer hours. Vance, 18, is the son of Joseph and Lori Vance.
Logan Andrew Newman, a senior at Ridgefield High School, led a group of Scouts and adult volunteers in cleaning and improvements at Union Ridge Elementary School, Ridgefield, with 129 volunteer hours. Newman, 18, is the son of Peter and Jennifer Newman.
Blaine Russell Clary, a senior at Prairie High School, led a group of Scouts and adult volunteers in placing storm drain medallions for the Clark County Public Utilities StreamTeam, with 23 volunteer hours. Clary, 18, is the son John Clary, and Tyce and Sean Walker.