Thomas Koon earns rank of Eagle Scout
Koon is a member of Troop 63 chartered by the Onekama Lions and led by Scout master Bruce Brandt. He has earned 28 merit badges during his time in Scouting. He also received the Arrow of Light Award, God and Country Award, and is a member of Order of the Arrow.
During his time in Scouting Koon has served in numerous troop leadership positions. He also has served in the position den chief for younger Scouts.
Koon’s service project for his Eagle Scout was done at Northpoint Park in Onekama. Northpoint Park is a 60-acre park located off Portage Point Road in Onekama. It has over two miles of walking paths, and over 50 labeled plant species.
The project was completed under
the guidance of the Onekama
Township Parks and Recreation
Committee. Donations came from
Seng Dock & Trucking, Grand
Rental, Robert Bennett and
Pleasanton Valley Greenhouse. It
was a project that included 200
hours of volunteer time.
Koon completed several jobs of the project on his own including the clearing and chipping of brush, removal of invasive plants, planting shrubs, laying stones and wood chips, and installing fencing.