Boy Scout builds bat houses for Eagle project

Marysville Boy Scout Colton Johnson helped to build and install eight bat houses at the Stillaguamish Valley Historical Museum in Arlington as part of his work to earn the Eagle Scout Award. (Contributed photo)

Marysville Boy Scout Colton Johnson helped to build and install eight bat houses at the Stillaguamish Valley Historical Museum in Arlington as part of his work to earn the Eagle Scout Award. (Contributed photo)

Boy Scout Colton Johnson rallied volunteers to build and install eight bat houses on the park grounds of the Stillaguamish Valley Historical Museum in Arlington as part of a project to earn his Eagle Scout Award, the scouting program’s highest rank. Johnson, who is fascinated by bats, notes that the animals that come to the new bat houses will help to pollinate plant life and control the insect population.

Johnson is a high school sophomore and home-schooled.

He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 180, chartered by the Knights of Columbus 7683 and St. Mary Catholic Church. A Court of Honor ceremony will be held Oct. 27.

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