Three scouts to receive Eagle Scout rank Sunday


Three young men will receive the rank of Eagle Scout at a joint Court of Honor 7 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chehalis.

The recipients are Kenton Edward Guenther and Garrett Levi Jackson, both of Adna, and Joseph Don Mount of Chehalis. They are members of Troop 519, sponsored by the church.

Guenther, the son of Jerry and Vickie Guenther, has been involved in scouting for nine years, joining Cub Scout Pack 519 and earning Arrow of Light and On My Honor religious emblem.

He progressed from Troop 911 to varsity team and Venture Scouts in Troop 519. His Eagle Scout project involved installing smoke and fire alarms in high-risk homes and apartments in Chehalis with the help of Brian Slater of the Chehalis Fire Department.

A senior at Adna High School, Guenther has participated on the school's football, track and basketball teams, as well as band, jazz band and choir. He received the coaches' award in football during his freshman and senior years, and went to district in track his junior year.

After graduation, Guenther plans to attend Centralia College for a year before serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When he returns, he plans to pursue a career in computer science or flight aviation.

The son of Dennis and Christine Jackson, Jackson began his scouting career in Kent before moving to Chehalis and taking part in Pack 519. He received the Arrow of Light award and On My Honor emblem, and will soon complete his Duty of God award.

As a member of Troop 519, Jackson organized an Eagle Scout project that resulted in the painting of the Chamber of Commerce building under the direction of Todd Christensen, the chamber CEO.

Jackson is a senior at Adna High School where he has been involved in Knowledge Bowl, drama club, National Honor Society, concert band, jazz band and choir. He attended Centralia College as part of the Running Start program and was nominated for the DAR scholarship award sponsored by the local chapter.

He has been on the principal's and superintendent's list for his scholarship, and will be class salutatorian in June. Although he has been accepted at Brigham Young University and Brigham Young University-Idaho, Jackson is deferring admission until he serves a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will continue his college education when he returns in two years.

Mount, the son of Joseph and Teri Mount, began scouting as a Cub Scout with his mother as den leader. He progressed to Boy Scouts in Troop 911 and continued in Troop 519 as a member of varsity team and as a Venture Scout.

His Eagle Scout project was preparation and painting of a 35,000-gallon pump house and water reservoir used by Newaukum Hill Water Association.

As a senior at W.F. West High School, Mount has participated in football, wrestling and track, and will graduate with 11 varsity letters, tying a school record.

Mount was named to Pac-9 League second team as a linebacker, and holds school records for the most tackles in a game and in a season. As captain of the wrestling team, Mount led his team to an 8-0 record and its third league championship in four years. He also took third place in his weight in state competition.

Mount has been a link leader and a student of the month, and will graduate with honors in June.

After graduation, Mount will attend Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, for a semester, and then serve a two-year mission for the church. When he returns, Mount plans to finish a bachelor of arts degree at BYU and attend the medical school at the University of Washington, with plans to specialize in endocrinology and diabetes.