Montross & Troop 258 Eagle Scout Jason King Nominated VFW Scout of the Year
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Since: Oct 08
#1 Feb 3, 2009
Colonial Beach Troop 258’s Double Palmed Eagle Scout Jason King, a Washington & Lee High School Student, presently the Troop’s Troop Guide has recently become a member in the newly formed Venture Crew 258 sponsored by the Town’s VFW Post 10574. With the help of Scouts like Jason, the Troop has earned the Centennial Quality Unit Award for 2009.
Jason has been selected as one of 100 Eagle Scouts from across the Nation as a candidate for the VFW’s “Scout of the Year” program. Jason was nominated by VFW Post 10574, Colonial Beach, VA, and will be traveling to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, on February the 12th, 2009, as part of this special group that is attending the “Freedoms Foundation Weekend for Eagle Scouts”. The “Scout of the Year” program is part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States “The Price of Freedom” program.
The VFW's partnership with the Boy Scouts of America includes the sponsoring of more than 1,200 scouting units with 40,000 members across the USA.
Each year a scout is recognized as VFW "Scout of the Year" and receives a $10,000 scholarship.
Prior to leaving on this prestigious trip, Jason will be presented to the Board of Review for his 3rd Eagle Palm award, the Silver Palm.
Congratulations on your selection Jason and good luck on your Silver Palm Board of Review.
I think all of Westmoreland County and all the Scouts and Leaders in the Rivers District wish you luck and Godspeed.
“Strength in God to go on! ”
Since: Nov 07
#2 Feb 15, 2009
For year I remember Jason's Mom bringing him and his brother Tony to the library faithfully every week and involved them in all the educational activities available. I am so glad for them and Patty !! Bravo!!!
Since: Oct 08
#3 Feb 15, 2009
Article today in the Freelance Star Region Section about Jason... possibly another this week or next in the Westmoreland News.
Yes, Both boys are outstanding Eagle Scouts, and will go far in life.
Patty has worked for over 12 years as an adult scout leader and is the salt of the earth.
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