Sultan Troop 52 has been recognized by Edwin Reger, District Executive for the Mount Baker Council, for earning the prestigious “Gold Journey to Excellence Award.”
This special award is a troop recognition program in which the scouts have to score in 11 of 13 areas in volunteering and service work in the community. The troop must score 1600 points or more to receive the “Gold” status. Troop 52 earned 2050 points, outpacing many bigger organizations.
“It is always a pleasure to participate in events like the Court of Honor Troop 52 of Sultan held on April 9. They are a very active Boy Scout troop with energized boys and dedicated adult leaders. It is great to see the scouting program in action,” said Reger.
In addition to the Gold Journey to Excellence Award, Kyle Westover, 13, Sam Thomas,13, Dustin Russell, 13, and Connor Crowley, 13, earned merit badges for camping, hiking, pet care and citizenship.
“The work ethic these young men displayed to earn this award has been very impressive to watch. They work hard and play hard,” said troop leader Terry Westover.
Boys between the ages 9 and 18 years old who would enjoy learning about camping, hiking, shooting sports, citizenship and much more may contact Westover at (425) 244-4645.