CONGRATULATIONS! New West Seattle Eagle Scouts Nicholas Gjording and Jackson Carney

West Seattle has two new Eagle Scouts. Above are Nicholas Gjording and Jackson Carney of Troop 282, whose Court of Honor was held tonight at Camp Long. That’s also the site of Jackson’s Eagle Scout project, restoration of the park’s Wildlife Garden, as shown here last December. He’s a West Seattle High School junior; Nicholas is graduating from Garfield HS and headed for the UW – his Eagle Scout project was at a Scout camp in South King County. Tonight’s ceremony included troop history, with the invocation given by the troop’s first Eagle Scout, Rev. Dr. Ron Rice of West Side Presbyterian Church:

Guest speakers included another former West Seattle Eagle Scout you might recognize, King County Executive Dow Constantine, who had words of congratulations for Jackson and Nicholas as well as memories of his Scouting years:

And they heard from Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden, also a West Seattleite.

Later this year, Troop 282 marks its 70th anniversary!

4 Replies to "CONGRATULATIONS! New West Seattle Eagle Scouts Nicholas Gjording and Jackson Carney"

  • Julie Nugent-Carney June 10, 2019 (8:07 am)

    Both Nicholas and Jackson worked really hard to accomplish this goal. Thank you West Seattle Blog for recognizing their achievements. 

  • Alexander Clark June 10, 2019 (12:40 pm)

    Congratulation’s  to our neighbor Jackson and Nicholas!    A great achievement and community improvement.  Thank you – Alex

  • Katie June 10, 2019 (3:20 pm)

    These are two extraordinary young men! I am proud to know them and look forward toward their future accomplishments. Well done you two!

  • David Pedack June 11, 2019 (4:52 am)

    Congrats guys!  I know how much hard work goes into that accomplishment.  

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