In April, Jonathan Scott of Port Angeles received Sequim VFW Post 4760’s Scout of the Year award from Jack Flanagan. Scott also won the District 14 VFW, and now the Washington State award. His application will compete in the national contest to become the U.S.’s VFW Scout of the Year. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

In April, Jonathan Scott of Port Angeles received Sequim VFW Post 4760’s Scout of the Year award from Jack Flanagan. Scott also won the District 14 VFW, and now the Washington State award. His application will compete in the national contest to become the U.S.’s VFW Scout of the Year. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

Local scout wins state award through Sequim VFW

Local scout wins state award through Sequim VFW

Port Angeles Eagle Scout Jonathan T. Scott, 18, was recently named Scout of the Year by Washington’s Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In April, representatives with Sequim’s VFW Post 4760 awarded Scott the post’s Scout of the Year award along with the District 14 VFW award.

With those wins, he’s invited to the Washington VFW Convention June 23-27 in Spokane before being considered for the national competition and a $5,000 scholarship.

Scott, an Eagle Scout with Troop 1460 and now active with Sea Scout Troop 1212, received $100 from the Sequim post, and will receive a $500 award from the state group.

For consideration, Scott submitted an essay, his various scouting awards, scouting travels, and shared details on his eagle project, a life jacket exchange by the boat ramp at the Port Angeles Boat Haven.

He plans to attend college at Central Washington University to become either a therapist or psychiatrist, he said.

VFW Post leaders said the scouting award is an annual program for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Sea Scouts and Venturing Crews. To be eligible, a scout has to have achieved Eagle Scout or the equivalent in their troop/group. Submissions are due by March 1 each year. For more information or for an application contact the Sequim or Carlsborg VFWs.

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