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Eagle Scout Martel Karb of Lynden receives his plaque and $700 cash for winning the VFW Scout of the Year award overall for the state. (Courtesy photo)

LYNDEN — Each year, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9301 receives applications for Scout of the Year. 

A partnership with the Boy Scouts dates back to 1915. The Scout of the Year program provides an opportunity for scouts who stand out in citizenship, patriotism and love of country to be rewarded. They need to have earned a Eagle Scout award aready.

The Lynden post submitted its winning candidate, Martel Karb, to the VFW state level and Martel won there as well. In doing so, he competed against dozens of scouts from all over the state. 

Karb receives $500 from the state, $200 from the post level and a plaque.

Post commander Lonnie Rose and the entire Post 9301 are very proud of their winner. “Martel’s’ great-grandfather Art Johnson was a charter member of the post, so his family roots runs deep with us.”

A presentation and honoring event was held at the VFW hall on Friday evening, Aug. 28.