Eagle Scout paints Templeton red


TEMPLETON Wyatt Hunt is currently a sophomore student at Templeton High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 60 in Paso Robles. Prior to that, he was a Boy Scout for five years with Boy Scout Troop 633 in Simi Valley. During his scouting career, Wyatt has received numerous accolades and commendations for his continuous community service and mentoring of other Boy Scouts and younger Cub Scouts.

Several months ago, Wyatt was searching for a project that would benefit the community in such a way that he could provide a service to the Templeton volunteer fire department. After meeting with many people in the community, the Boy Scout organization and the Templeton fire captain, Wyatt decided that he would paint fire curbs with fresh red paint in five neighborhoods around the town to better identify hydrants.

Once the project was approved, his troop mates traveled from Simi Valley for the weekend in April to join he and his current troop mates from Paso Robles Troop 60 to complete the task of painting over 147 curbs to benefit the response of fire department personnel. Due to his years of selfless community service, honor, loyalty and advancements in Boy Scouting, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout on May 30.

Wyatt has been an accomplished helicopter pilot since he has been 13 years old and will be earning his FAA rotor certification after completing his upcoming solo time. Wyatt is a member of the San Luis Obispo County aviation club which often performs aircraft restoration and volunteer work at the Estrella Warbirds Museum in Paso Robles.

Wyatt was a national BMX champion in 2011, is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jit Su. Wyatt’s goal in the future is to attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and to become a United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter pilot in Alaska.

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