Three high school sophomores from Boy Scout Troop 443 in Spanish Springs were recognized Saturday at a triple Eagle Scout Court of Honor. The ceremony, held at the events center at Red Hawk Golf Course, honored Robert Fry, Colby Green and Patrick Durgin for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
Sparks Mayor Geno Martini issued a proclamation congratulating the scouts at a recent City council meeting. The following information on the three scouts was included in the proclamation:
Robert Fry, 16, who studies engineering at the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology, completed an Eagle Project that consisted of constructing and erecting two raptor platforms and a bat house at Red Hawk. Fry plans to attend the University of Nevada to study civil engineering. His hobbies include fishing, computer games and having fun with his family. He and his dad take a fishing trip to Idaho every summer to fish on the rivers and to go backpacking.
Patrick Durgin, 16, who is in the International Baccalaureate program at Wooster High School, completed a project to plan and direct the planting of young trees at Lazy 5 Regional Park to replace those that were lost over the past few years to strong wind storms. He is involved in many activities, including Wooster’s Track and Field Team, JROTC, studying classical piano, and training in Shorin-Ryu karate.
Colby Green, 16, attends the C3 Media Signature Academy. For his Eagle Scout Project, he used his leadership skills to guide both scout and adult volunteers in a fencing project at Lazy 5 Regional Park. Green plays football for the Spanish Springs High School team. He enjoys technology, and his school course work includes business marketing, entrepreneurship, computer science and IT essentials. Some of his favorite activities are working with athletic weights, scuba diving and backpacking. He went on a 12-day backpacking trip with his Boy Scout troop this last summer to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.
Green and Durgin began scouting together as Tiger Cubs in the first grade, and Fry joined them as a Wolf Scout in the second grade. All three were cub scouts with Pack 443, and they continued their scouting involvement in Boy Scout Troop 443. Fry earned Eagle status on Aug. 11, 2015, Green on Sept. 2, 2015 and Durgin on Nov. 24, 2015.