Five members of Boy Scout Troop 361 have achieved the honor of Eagle Scout. From left, Scoutmaster Dane Bergman is shown with Eagle Scouts Wayne Bergman, Evan Potter, Tanner Shaw, Nicholas Prussen and Jace Coulter. Courtesy Belinda Bergman

Five members of Boy Scout Troop 361 have achieved the honor of Eagle Scout. From left, Scoutmaster Dane Bergman is shown with Eagle Scouts Wayne Bergman, Evan Potter, Tanner Shaw, Nicholas Prussen and Jace Coulter. Courtesy Belinda Bergman

Five members of Troop 361 become Eagle Scouts

Five Boys Scouts from Troop 361 have earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Those to achieve the honor – a feat only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts complete – are Wayne Bergman, a senior at Federal Way High School; Evan Potter, a junior at Puyallup High School, Tanner Shaw, a senior at Todd Beamer High School; Nicholas Prussen, a senior at Stadium High School; and Jace Coulter, a junior at Puyallup High School.

All five boys joined the scouts at the age 11 and grew up together, going on high adventure trips, including hiking 70 miles in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, hiking the Kesugi Ridge around Denali in Alaska, scuba diving in the Bahamas, and white water rafting in Idaho. They also took part in summer camps in Oregon, Idaho and Washington and monthly outings to various places around Washington to backpack, canoe and kayak, build snow caves on Mt. Rainier and build their skills camping.

They also served as troop leaders and served the community by cooking and serving meals to athletes at Joint Base Lewis McChord, collecting food for the Multi-Service Center in Federal Way each March, and service projects at the Light of Christ Community Garden, Julia’s Gulch in Northeast Tacoma, French Lake off-leash dog park and Illahee Community Garden.

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