Kelson Mills, Peninsula High School junior, is the first of the Troop 220 scouts working toward their Eagle Scout status in the next year and a half.

The Eagle Scout projects are designed to do something that benefits the community. It is reviewed by the troop and elders before acceptance. The Scout fills out a packet and meets with a representative of the regional Council Headquarters prior to approval.

Mills selected working with the Key Peninsula Historical Society for his project. He organized and supervised a set-up of identifying and photographing much of the inventory of the museum. A few Scout friends and historical society members gave him assistance.

Most projects are accomplished in a day, but Mills contributed several sessions to his.

“This project is valuable because it helps preserve history on the Key Peninsula, and I’m interested in that,” Mills said.

It also benefits the museum, mainly the volunteers who maintain it. Members can continue the inventory work, using his program.

Mills, 17, is the son of Matthew and Lisa Mills of Vaughn.