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.