Four scouts to earn Eagle Scout honors this weekend in Bellevue

Four Boy Scouts will formally earn their Eagle Awards this Saturday, April 15 at Bellevue First Presbyterian Church.

The scouts are from Bellevue, Issaquah and Seattle, but all belong to Boy Scout Troop 600, which has served greater Bellevue since 1959.

Evin Jaff, a sophomore at Seattle Academy of Arts and Science, Myles Laurance, a sophomore at Issaquah High School, Julian Purvis, a junior at Bellevue High School, and Leland Sevier, a junior at Bellevue High School, have all demonstrated significant merit to earn the honor.

To earn the Eagle Scout rank a scout must fulfill requirements in areas of leadership and service along with demonstrating outdoor proficiency and life skills.

Sevier, 17, credits scouting for his drive.

“I’ve been doing it since the day I turned 11,” he said. “It taught me how to lead other people. Not just how to pitch a tent or start a fire, but how to be a good person and spread a positive influence to the community.”

Sevier actually completed his Eagle project nearly a year-and-a-half ago, but has waited for the right time to have his Court of Honor with his scouting compatriots.

He helped bring a trail in a Bellevue park back up to the city’s Parks and Recreation standards as his ultimate project.

Each of the Eagle Scouts has organized and led community service projects in the area including improvements to local parks and trails and assisting various charitable organizations.

The four boys will be honored for their effort and service on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bellevue First Presbyterian Church.

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