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Hansen is newest Eagle Scout
POULSBO — Boy Scout Troop 1571 conducted a Court of Honor recognizing Austin Hansen for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, Sept. 30 at the Poulsbo Library.
Troop 1571 has five other scouts who have either completed, or are waiting to sit for, their Eagle Board of Review: Colin Dougherty, Shawn Montgomery, Kyle Seals, Shaughn Seals and Michael Williams.
In addition, five other Life Scouts are actively working on obtaining the coveted Eagle rank: Jakob Anderson, Thomas “Mick” Kane, William Read, Matthew Thomas and Christopher VanYe.
Six projects have been completed in Poulsbo by Eagle and soon-to-be Eagle Scouts in 2012, and five more projects are in the planning stages. The boys’ service to the community has included installing a fence at Poulsbo’s Fish Park, performing maintenance at the Poulsbo Cemetery, and building display cases for the Poulsbo Museum.
Bruce Baumann, scoutmaster of Troop 1571, and assistant scoutmasters Ellen Doughtery, Joseph Lara, Ken Severud, Erik Swanson and Gerald Swayze, guide the young men between the ages of 101/2 to 18.
Troop 1571 is a fully chartered and accredited troop in the Boy Scouts of America. The charter is granted by the Chief Seattle Council, BSA, and the troop is sponsored by the First Lutheran Church of Poulsbo.
Troop 1571’s inception was April 30, 1931, with the first chartered organization, the Jerome J. Jameson American Legion Post No. 81. They met in the Post building on the waterfront on the parcel of land now known as American Legion Park.
In 1947, the chartered organization became the First Lutheran Church of Poulsbo. Troop 1571 meets most Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the church.