Eagle Scout hopeful Dean Rynearson with Sequim BSA Troop 90 recently coordinated with the Sequim Prairie Garden Club to improve a veterans memorial garden bed at Pioneer Memorial Park.
Rynearson, now 18, worked with fellow scouts, friends and family on Jan. 14 to expand and replant the memorial garden next to the water fountain along East Washington Street.
“The Garden Club had long planned to update and refresh the Vets Memorial, so having Dean and a group of Boy Scouts and other volunteers take over the project was welcome news,” club vice president Suzan Mannisto said.
Scoutmaster Rene Nadon said Rynearson obtained donated plants from Home Depot and New Dungeness Nursery, coordinated volunteers to dig up sod, remove plants and lay out the garden bed.
“Eagle projects are supposed to be a demonstration of leadership for each eagle candidate. Dean did all of that work and the project turned out really well,” Nadon said.
Rynearson is awaiting his Board of Review with the Chief Seattle Council for his Eagle badge before he can set a Court of Honor to officially receive the honor, Nadon said.
Only about 4-6 percent of all scouts complete the requirements.
BSA Troop 90 meets at 7 p.m. Mondays and it will soon begin meeting at its new charter organization home, the Sequim Masonic Lodge, 700 S. Fifth Ave., Sequim.
For more information or to get involved in scouting, visit beascout.org; enter one’s zip code and area of scouting interest.
For more information about Sequim Prairie Garden Club and Sequim Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., visit sequimprairiegardenclub.org.