Boy Scout Troop 42 raises the flag at Fire Station 83.
Members of Lake Stevens Fire and Boy Scout Troop 42 recently met for a flag raising ceremony at Fire Station 83. The ceremony was a culmination of the efforts of Kyle McCroskey, and was in recognition of his “Leadership Service Project” for his Eagle Scout rank.
McCroskey, a Lake Stevens resident, was assisted by other troop members and their families along with Lake Stevens Fire member Mike Frymire who coordinated the project.
McCroskey had originally contacted Mike to find out if the department had any needs for a project that involved planning, leadership and execution. The flagpole at Fire Station 83 has been out of service and somewhat inaccessible for years.
This project was identified as a valuable community contribution from McCroskey and his troop. Work was done on two Saturdays and involved excavation, installation of rebar, pouring the concrete, and setting the base.
A plaque was furnished by McCroskey’s family commemorating the event. The plaque has been installed next to the flagpole base.
Chief Lingenfelter commented, “Our sincere appreciation goes out to Kyle and those who assisted him on this project. I would also include our congratulations on his tireless and admirable efforts to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.”