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EAGLE SCOUT

TREVOR ALGER

FEBRUARY 2005

 

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THE EAGLES OF TROOP 258 COLONIAL BEACH, VIRGINIA... The Bright Side of Colonial Beach, Virginia.

 

Trevor Alger earns Eagle Scout rank

Date published: February 2005

 

Trevor Alger, a member of Troop 258 in Colonial Beach, has earned the highest award in Boy Scouting, the Eagle rank. 

 

In order to attain the Eagle rank, Trevor had to demonstrate leadership in his troop as well as earn specific merit badges. For his Eagle service project, Trevor designed, developed and supervised the construction of a fenced-in playground for Colonial Beach Baptist Church, which sponsors the troop and a Cub Scout pack.

 

To pay for the project, Trevor planned and conducted a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts fund-raiser that netted almost $600 in sales and donations. He also received donations from friends, family, and residents of Colonial Beach to pay for supplies and materials. Local businesses either donated materials or extended a helping hand through generous discounts on equipment and materials.

 

In addition to Scouting, the King George High School senior is involved in after-school activities such as the art, drama and chess clubs, and is a flute player in the beginner band.

 

Trevor's Eagle Court of Honor was held at the Colonial Beach Baptist Church.

 

The Bright Side of Colonial Beach, Virginia...

the rest of the story...  

Yes, for Colonial Beach resident Trevor Alan Alger, earning the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America--that of Eagle Scout--was a dream come true. He rose to a level that only 2 percent of all Boy Scouts ever achieve; and he helped better the lives of the children of the Colonial Beach Baptist Church; and he has proved that even in this day and age there are youth who willing strive to Do their Duty to God and their Country, and who really do believe in helping other people at all times. He is just one of a few in number who take pride in their communities and are prepared to help in their communities when asked. The possibilities for today’s youth is not nearly as limited as some may think.  

Alger has been a Scout since he was 7. He started as a Tiger Cub; moved up through the Cub Scouting Ranks and as a WEBELOS Scout earned his Arrow of Light, the highest Cub Scouting Award; and progressed through the Scouting ranks by earning merit badges and fulfilling other Scouting requirements.  

He has earned a total of 28 merit badges, seven more than required for the rank of Eagle, and has held the positions of Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader and Troop guide in Troop 258, sponsored by the Colonial Beach Baptist Church in Colonial Beach.  

Of the merit badges he earned, Alger favored the ones for Archery, Camping, Climbing, Indian Lore, Personal Fitness, Rifle Shooting and Wilderness Survival.  

He has taken part in six annual long term camping trips to BSA Camp T. Brady Saunders, Maidens, VA, in the rolling Piedmont woodlands of Goochland County and BSA Camp Shenandoah, Swoope, VA, in the Appalachian Mountain Range of the Shenandoah Valley. He has also participated in many short term Troop and family campouts to places such as: Combined Northern Neck and Rappahannock Camporees at Red Oak Nursery, just outside Montross, VA; Paramount’s King’s Dominion Camp Grounds for the Troops Bi-annual Fear Fest Campout in Doswell, VA; Paramount’s King’s Island Camp Grounds and Theme Park in Cincinnati, OH; Paramount’s CAR-O-WINDS Theme Park and camp grounds in Charlotte, NC; Camping on the ocean front in Myrtle Beach, NC; Family camping at Cherrystone Campground, Cheriton, VA; and various KOA campgrounds, hiked portions of the Appalachian Trail while camped at the Matthew’s Arm area of the Shenandoah National Park along with trips to other places.  

Other activities Trevor has participated in during this time includes helping out with the homeless shelter in Fredericksburg, VA through his Church, Peace Lutheran of King George, VA; being a member of the World Changer’s Youth Group who traveled to St. Louis, MO, to work for a week on less fortunate peoples homes, repairing roofs and replacing Shingles; attending and participating in marathons to help raise money for cancer research through his High School.  

``I learned a lot of the outdoor and survival skills on the camping trips,'' he said. ``Scouting also taught me leadership skills and how to plan, manage and control a project.''  

Trevor is a senior at the King George High School in King George, Virginia and will graduate this June of 2005.  

"Some of my best memories are from Scouting," Alger adds. "It is and will continue to be a lot of fun and hard work, and I've made some really great friends."  “Now that I have made Eagle and have turned 18 I will be handing over my position as Senior Patrol Leader to another Scout. In my new position as Assistant Scoutmaster, I can continue to be a mentor and a positive influence to the younger members of the troop.”