A dozen Islanders reach Eagle rank, projects benefit city

A total of 12 scouts from Mercer Island earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2009. The scouts donated approximately 1,700 hours to the community doing projects such as: removing garbage from a campsite at Mt. Rainier, initiating a boating safety information card, moving an exhibit at Woodland Park Zoo, a basic First Aid to Teens video, park clean-up after winter storms, and a health effects of sugar presentation at Garfield Community Center. Mercer Island Parks benefited with trailhead plantings, new landscaping at the Community Center, erosion control measures at Parkwood Ridge Trail, new sand play area at Clark Beach Park, stairs at Groveland Park and dog poo pick-up bags at Luther Burbank Park. At $10/hour, this saved the community $17,000 in 2009.

Mercer Island Eagle Scouts in 2009

Mercer Island Eagle Scouts in 2009

A total of 12 scouts from Mercer Island earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2009. The scouts donated approximately 1,700 hours to the community doing projects such as: removing garbage from a campsite at Mt. Rainier, initiating a boating safety information card, moving an exhibit at Woodland Park Zoo, a basic First Aid to Teens video, park clean-up after winter storms, and a health effects of sugar presentation at Garfield Community Center. Mercer Island Parks benefited with trailhead plantings, new landscaping at the Community Center, erosion control measures at Parkwood Ridge Trail, new sand play area at Clark Beach Park, stairs at Groveland Park and dog poo pick-up bags at Luther Burbank Park. At $10/hour, this saved the community $17,000 in 2009.

The Mercer Island Scouts who earned this rank are: Benjamin Ayzenberg, Brian Eames, Charlie Abrahamson, Colin Dess, Eric Hsueh, Harry Bolson, Leif Kjos, Nate Nudelman, Nick Forsgaard, Ross Pendleton, Salvatore Giampapa and Vittori Giampapa.

Six of the scouts attended a recent Mercer Island City Council meeting, where they completed a report on scouting in the community. If you have an idea for a potential Eagle Scout project, please e-mail it to: cascadeadvancements@hotmail.com.


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