EAGLES OF TROOP 258 COLONIAL BEACH, VIRGINIA... The Bright Side of Colonial Beach,
earns Eagle Scout rank
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
Trevor's Eagle Court of Honor
was held at the Colonial Beach Baptist Church.
The Bright Side of Colonial Beach, Virginia...
rest of the story...
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
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
a senior at the King George High School in King George, Virginia
and will graduate this June of 2005.
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.”