06.10.16

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Colter Scully of Powell County

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Colter Scully, a rising senior at Powell County High School. Colter is currently preparing for his board of reviews to complete his Eagle Scout application. Three years ago, Colter was inspired to create a frisbee-golf course in his community. Thanks to his leadership and perseverance, the course was opened on May 31st, 2016.

Colter

Scully

Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:

             MONTANAN OF THE WEEK 

     Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, I would like to acknowledge an exceptional Montanan Colter Scully. Colter is a rising senior at Powell County High School and is preparing for his board of reviews to complete his Eagle Scout application. Three years ago, Colter was inspired to create a frisbee-golf course in his community. Thanks to his leadership and perseverance, the course was opened on May 31st, 2016.

     Colter’s Scoutmaster, Tom Burkhart, describes Colter as a natural outdoorsman and leader, who leads quietly and kindly but has earned the following and respect of his peers. Tom says, “What sets Colter apart is once he sets his mind to something he’s going to do all that he needs to do to see it through.” 

     Eagle Scouts applicants must present a community project that requires planning, coordination, and future thinking. Colter sought out the Deer Lodge Parks Board and a local youth club against corporate tobacco (reACT) to coordinate the creation of his frisbee-golf course. Colter created a dynamic team of individuals who came together to provide the communities of Deer Lodge and Powell with a tobacco-free and entertaining activity. 

      The Eagle Scout is one of the highest performance-based achievements a young man can earn – in fact, only 5% of scouts attain this ranking. Colter had to secure 21 merit badges ranging from first-aid and camping to environmental science and family life, while holding leadership positions. Colter has humbly served Troop 239 as quartermaster, patrol leader and senior patrol leader. 

      He embodies the Boy Scout Oath, to do his best, to serve God and his country and to help others at all times in all areas of his life. At Powell County High School Colter is an honor student who puts forth his best work, earning a 4.0 GPA, while juggling three sports: football, basketball and track. 

      I have no doubt this young man’s hard work and dedication will be rewarded. As an Eagle Scout he will be joining the ranks of impressive individuals such as Neil Armstrong and Gerald Ford. I hope you will join me in wishing Colter the best of luck as he prepares for his Eagle Scout board of review.

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