Six Arlington Scouts ascend to Eagle status

A Court of Honor ceremony was held recently for six members of Boy Scout Troop 638, sponsored by Little Falls Presbyterian Church.

Six members of Boy Scout Troop 638, affiliated with Little Falls Presbyterian Church, recently ascended to Eagle Scout during a ceremony held June 9 at the church.

Recent Yorktown High School graduates Owen Gorman, Aubrey Bouchoux, Jack Durham, Tim Kent and Michael Mellett  and recent H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program graduate Ben Mundt were honored at the ceremony.

Gorman’s Eagle Scout project involved removing and rebuilding trail steps surrounding the church’s outdoor chapel as well as trimming trails, removing invasive vines and installing a stone bench. Bouchoux’s project involved designing and building an outdoor garden/learning lab for Arlington Montessori House pre-schoolers, providing a hands-on learning environment for children to learn about and practice planting, growing, and maintaining vegetable and flower beds.  

Durham and his Eagle project crew built a lockable firewood shed at Gulf Branch Nature Center to meet the center’s need for a place to store firewood cut from downed trees. Kent and his crew built a 10-foot-by-12-foot sandbox for Tuckahoe Elementary School in Arlington for use by the students and after-school program. After constructing the frame, it was filled with pea gravel instead of sand to reduce the spreading of germs.  

Mundt and his crew planned, designed and built a staircase in the outdoor classroom courtyard at Tuckahoe Elementary, his former school. Mellett’s project created raised garden beds for the fifth-grade science class at Glebe Elementary School, enabling students to understand experiments involving plant growth and natural cycles.  

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