Dillon Knighton was awarded his Eagle Scout rank Saturday, Oct. 14, at his Eagle Court of Honor. Fewer than 4 percent of Scouts complete their journey to the Eagle rank. Dillon built bat houses for Bear River State Park.
Each bat house can hold between two and 20 bats, and each can consume 6,000-9,000 bugs per night. This means a whole lot fewer mosquitoes or other flying insects will pester the community on a daily basis.
Community partners for this project were Bear River State Park, South and Jones Lumber Company, 1st Bank of Evanston, White Mountain Lumber, Real Kleen Janitorial, Trona Valley Credit Union, Evanston Peace Officers Association and City Drug.
Individuals and groups who helped with the project include Brad Tollefson, Wade Henderson, young men and young women from the Evanston 4th Ward, Kim Martin, Chevy Huffaker, David Wampler, Lexi Mathews and Dillon’s Family. Dillon is the second in the Knighton family to become an Eagle Scout.