Sequim’s Scouts BSA Boys Troop 1498 had a successful year with their scouts, and look to the new year with a change in leadership.
Corey Hulen, an Eagle Scout as a youth and parent to one of the boys in the troop, has stepped into the role of scoutmaster on Jan. 1 as former scoutmaster Peter Craig now assuming the role of a troop committee chair.
“I’m very excited for new leadership to help bring a fresh perspective and new infusion of ideas to help guide the boys,” Craig said.
Craig was scoutmaster for seven years and looks forward to spending time with his wife.
Some of the troops’ highlights of the year include a week-long canoe trip in Bowron Lakes Provincial Park B.C., skiing and snowboarding at Crystal Mountain and shotgun shooting with local World and Olympic Champion Matt Dryke.
One Eagle Scout project was completed and several are underway. Hunter Davidson created new pig pens for local Future Farmers of America students and Ben Wright helped get a helipad built at the Diamond Point Airstrip with the final phase coming this year.
The scouts also performed a variety of community service, such as providing flag services for veterans and community members, took part in a Washington Coast beach clean up and tree planting with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition.