Sequim Scouts often seem to do a good deed.
Carson Holt, 12, a Tenderfoot with Boy Scout Troop 1492, is no exception as he readies the last of his pumpkins as part of an ongoing benefit.
This is the second year he’ll split proceeds of his pumpkins to help his Scouting endeavors and to the Captain Joseph House Foundation, an effort to provide respite to families of fallen soldiers. Carson will sell his pumpkins from 11 a.m. until he’s sold out on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the corner of Knutsen Farm Road and Old Olympic Highway across from Faith Baptist Church.
The Sequim Middle School seventh-grader raised about $500 last year by selling close to 75 pumpkins with set prices but some donations did come in.
Last year, he donated half of his proceeds to the Captain Joseph House Foundation. Carson said he chose the charity because he wanted to help a local group.
This year he’s harvested most of his pumpkins and hopes to keep the tradition going through getting his Eagle Scout badge. Carson said his favorite part of Scouting is earning merit badges. So far he’s earned Physical Fitness and Fingerprinting and is nearly finished with Citizenship in the Community.