Pack 120 cleaned graves at Evergreen Cemetery in Everett for a Day of Service on Oct. 7. (Contributed photo)

Pack 120 cleaned graves at Evergreen Cemetery in Everett for a Day of Service on Oct. 7. (Contributed photo)

Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years through service

Over 1,600 Scouts took part in the Day of Service marking Mount Baker Council’s 100th anniversary.

The Mount Baker Council of the Boy Scouts of America celebrated its 100th anniversary with a Centennial Day of Service on Oct. 7. The Council was formed by the Rotary Club of Everett in 1917.

Over 1,600 Scouts from across the region fanned out to celebrate the anniversary with community service projects. Efforts included a food drive, park clean-ups, trail maintenance and more.

Special centennial commemorative patches were awarded for their efforts.

In Edmonds, Troop 312 removed invasive English ivy from the lower portions of the Meadowdale Beach Trail.

In Everett, Scouts cleaned the graves of veterans at Evergreen Cemetery and worked at the Evergreen Arboretum.

In Lake Stevens, Cub Scout Pack 42 cleaned and weeded the War Memorial downtown, and picked up litter at other local spots. Boy Scout Troop 42 held a flag retirement ceremony with local veterans at the Lake Stevens Fire Department, retiring 645 flags.

In Marysville, Troop 180 spent the day at the Marysville Food Bank. The Scouts delivered over 550 pounds of donations from a pet food drive they led. They also helped sort donations and cleaned work areas.

In Mill Creek, Pack 11 took part in a community clean-up effort, picking up litter from City Hall to the sports park.

The Mount Baker Council includes 319 units serving over 5,870 youth in Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island and San Juan counties. Scouts have logged more than 14,800 service hours so far in 2017.

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