Two Bothell High School students were recently honored for reaching their Eagle Scout ranks.
Spencer Hogge, 16, and Wyatt MacDonald, 17, were both honored on Dec. 27 for completing all requirements to become Eagle Scouts. They are both part of Boy Scout Troop 655.
The Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouts and more than two million scouts have earned the rank since 1912. Boy Scouts must complete all requirements and an Eagle Scout service project.
To complete their service project, both Hogge and MacDonald teamed up with Northshore School District (NSD) to build fine motor boards for the special education programs in the district.
MacDonald completed 50 stomp boards for the special education program. The stomp boards are flat with a wedge in the middle. Students then stomp on the board and a beanbag flies from there and another student catches the bean bag.
MacDonald said the project took about three months to build.
“It was a lot of hard work but eventually we were able to deliver them and they all turned out great,” he said.
Hogge created close to 35 fine motor boards for NSD’s special education program. The nuts and bolts boards help students with their motor skills.
He said the most rewarding part of the project was seeing the smiles when they delivered the boards, adding that the project helped him mature.
MacDonald said he had great leadership during the project and his father and brother were great role models.
Lyle Borders, a troop leader for Troop 655 said it’s been awesome to see the two young men grow.
“I’ve been with them since they were 11,” Borders said. “They both took on projects that I think really benefit the community.”