Local boy scouts earn Eagle rank

Aydan Hoyt and Jack Garfield completed Eagle scout projects to benefit the Des Moines and Federal Way communities.

Two boy scouts of Troop 330 recently earned their Eagle rank.

Aydan Hoyt and Jack Garfield were promoted at an April 11 Eagle Court of Honor, held at the Federal Way Community Center.

“Earning their Eagle rank signifies the culmination of the first part of their journey and as they embark on their next adventure,” said Scoutmaster Stephen Hoyt.

Both Aydan and Jack are members of the scout honor society, Order of the Arrow. They also attended the World Scout Jamboree in Virginia, which welcomed over 44,000 scouts from around the globe.

In addition, Aydan and Jack also completed a 50-mile canoe trip at Ross Lake in the North Cascades.

During their years of service, both scouts have held multiple leadership positions, including as senior patrol leader, Hoyt said.

For Aydan’s Eagle project, he built five picnic tables with benches for his church in Des Moines. Jack’s Eagle project honors service members who are considered Prisoners of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA). His hand-carved stone is on display at the veterans memorial near the Town Center Steps in Federal Way.

Jack Garfield. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Jack Garfield. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda