SEQUIM: Scouts, volunteers honored during dinner ceremony

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SEQUIM — It’s doubtful if anyone knows Mount Rainier as well as Jim Whittaker.

The legendary climber told a group of scouting volunteers Thursday in Sequim that he intends to make his 81st ascent of Washington’s highest peak this summer.

Whittaker was the guest speaker for the annual Mount Olympus District Boy and Cub Scouts Volunteer Awards Dinner in the Guy Cole Convention Center.

A longtime Port Townsend resident, Whittaker described himself as a former scout who first started climbing in the Olympic Mountains.

Approximately 60 people attended the event to honor North Olympic Peninsula men and women for their contributions to scouting.

The full list of Scout award winners appears in today’s edition of the Peninsula Daily News, on sale throughout Clallam and Jefferson counties. Or hit “Subscribe” at left to order your copy via U.S. mail.

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