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


Anthony (Tony) King earns Eagle Scout rank

Anthony James King of Montross, Virginia

For Washington & Lee High School Student Anthony James King of Montross, Virginia, earning the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America--that of Eagle Scout--is like a dream come true. He has risen to a level that only 2 to 3 percent of all Boy Scouts ever achieve.

He helped better the lives of those around him  and 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 youth of today are indeed our leaders of tomorrow.

King has been a Scout since he was 7. He started as a Tiger Cub; moved up through the Cub Scouting Ranks of Wolf and Bear and as a WEBELOS Scout earned his Arrow of Light, the highest Cub Scouting Award; and then progressed through the Scouting ranks by fulfilling all of his Scouting requirements.

He has earned a total of thirty-one merit badges, ten more than that 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.

He has taken part in seven 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 annual Fear Fest Campout in Doswell, VA; 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 Tony has participated in during this time includes helping out with the annual “Scouting for Food” in Colonial Beach; Colonial Beach’s annual Earth/Arbor Day Activities; the Potomac River Festival Parades; and the Lion’s Club Bluegrass Festival.

His Eagle Service Project was to design and construct a Meditation Area along the shoreline of Monroe Bay for the Colonial Beach Baptist Church. It consists of a twenty-eight foot tall flag pole with an American Eagle perched on top. It also has two round concrete Tables with benches for Church members and a landscaped flowerbox around the base of the flag pole. It is dedicated to Past, Present, and Future members of the Church and to those who Faithfully have Served, are Serving, and will Serve in our Military Forces throughout the world.  


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