Local Eagle Scout named state winner for scholarship contest

JACKSON, Wyo. — Eagle Scout Pete Cook of Boy Scout Troop 268 in Jackson was named the State Winner of the 2021 Eagle Scout Scholarship Contest for the Wyoming Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).

Cook is a 12th grader at Jackson Hole Classical Academy and will be heading off to college this fall. He earned his Eagle Scout rank with troop 268 in November 2017, and his Eagle Scout project included a foot/horse bridge connecting two parking lots at the Game Creek Trailhead.

Wyoming Governor, Mark Gordon, congratulated Cook as the State Winner on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, via a google meeting. The Arthur M. Burden King Eagle Trophy will also be presented to Pete on behalf of the Wyoming Society.

Pete’s winning Eagle Scout entry included an essay entitled, “How Lydia Barrington Darragh saved the Continental Army”.

The Arthur M. and Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application. The application consists of three parts: Eagle Scout Contest Application Form; Four Generation Ancestor Chart; and a 500-word Patriotic Themed Essay. The competition is conducted in three phases, local (Chapter), State (Society), and National. The competition is usually entered through the Chapter level, but in some cases may be entered at the State level, as in Wyoming.

Past Troop 268 winners of the SAR King Eagle Award include Eagle Scout, Nathan Watson 2015, and Eagle Scout William Carlson, 2018.

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