MAKAWAO - Four Boy Scouts from Makawao Hongwanji Mission's Troop 18 have earned their Eagle Scout award, the highest honor in Boy Scouting.
The four Eagle Scouts are Ryan Kele, Nolan Yee, Rick Yamamoto and Kyle Wilcox. They have been together in Scouting for 11 years, working their way up the Scouting ranks from Wolf Scouts as 2nd-graders.
Kele, the son of Chris and Debbie Kele of Kahului, is a 2008 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Maui and is currently attending Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. His Eagle project was painting a retaining wall and installing shelves in a storage shed for Makawao Hongwanji Preschool.
Four Boy Scouts from Makawao Hongwanji Mission’s Troop 18 earned their Eagle Scout award. Shown (from left) are Ryan Kele, Nolan Yee and Rick Yamamoto.
Kyle Wilcox, the other Eagle Scout.
Yee, the son of Randall and Elizabeth Yee of Kula, is a 2008 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Maui and is attending the University of Oregon in Eugene. His Eagle project was to construct and paint 10 benches for Pukalani Elementary School.
Yamamoto, the son of Raymond and June Yamamoto of Pukalani, is a 2008 graduate of King Kekaulike High School and is attending Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix. His Eagle project was to repair and paint a fence at Pukalani Baptist Church.
Wilcox, the son of Rick and Gina Wilcox of Makawao, is a 2008 graduate of King Kekaulike High School and is attending the University of Montana-Missoula. His Eagle project was painting the pews at Po'okela Church in Ma-kawao.