Troop 1498 scouts Mathew Craig, left, and Ben Wright, stand at the site of Wright’s Eagle Scout Project where a helipad is being built at the Diamond Point airstrip. Submitted photo

Troop 1498 scouts Mathew Craig, left, and Ben Wright, stand at the site of Wright’s Eagle Scout Project where a helipad is being built at the Diamond Point airstrip. Submitted photo

A solid year for Boy Scouts

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.

Scout Troop 1498 looks back on its accomplishments in 2018. The boy scouts performed several acts of community service last year by providing several flag ceremonies for veterans and community members, participated in a Washington Coast beach clean up and planted trees with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition. Submitted photo

Scout Troop 1498 looks back on its accomplishments in 2018. The boy scouts performed several acts of community service last year by providing several flag ceremonies for veterans and community members, participated in a Washington Coast beach clean up and planted trees with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition. Submitted photo

Devin Rynearson of Scout Troop 1498, pictured here with Sequim Food Bank board president Stephen Rosales, helps the troop finish an effort that brought the food bank $560 and 24 banana boxes filled with food in January. Rynearson organized the effort while completing his service hours for Life Scout. Submitted photo

Devin Rynearson of Scout Troop 1498, pictured here with Sequim Food Bank board president Stephen Rosales, helps the troop finish an effort that brought the food bank $560 and 24 banana boxes filled with food in January. Rynearson organized the effort while completing his service hours for Life Scout. Submitted photo

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