Boy Scouts build an agility course for Edmonds off-leash dog park

Boy Scouts from Troop 312 work on the agility course Saturday.
The finished course.

The Edmonds off-leash dog park has a new agility obstacle course, thanks to Boy Scouts from Troop 312.

Kamiak High School junior Alex Young designed the obstacle course for his Eagle Scout project and his fellow scouts helped him install the course at the Off Leash Area Edmonds Park on Saturday. Young built three jumps, a set of weave poles and an A-frame ramp.

The work crew: proud Boy Scouts and their parents.
Alex Young with Off Leash Area Edmonds Director Shay Hastler and Rich Lindsay of Edmonds Parks.

An Eagle Scout is the highest rank possible in Boy Scouts, and was the culmination of Young’s 10-plus years in the scouting program. In addition to this achievement, Young took part in the troop’s 50-mile hike in the Cascade Mountains last summer.

Sponsoring organizations for this project included Off Leash Area Edmonds and the City of Edmonds Parks Department. Hot drinks were donated by the Starbucks on Main Street, and doughnuts by the Edmonds QFC. Boy Scout Troop 312, sponsored by the Edmonds United Methodist Church, recently celebrated 50 years of serving the Edmonds and Mukilteo communities.

Young takes a breather after the installation is complete.
  1. Thank you, Boy Scouts for all of the service you do. I have been honored to sit on several Eagle Scout Boards and know that these boys are pretty awesome.

    On another note, to Edmonds Dog Owners, please remember to curb your dog. I live in the downtown corridor and walk everywhere. This weekend alone, I found 5 separate instances of dog feces on the side walk. I count an instance as being a piece of feces separated by at least half a block. It is disgusting! And, it is really upsets me that I have to constantly be looking downward to so that I can police the ground in order to prevent my 7 year from stepping on the feces. Be a responsible dog owner.

  2. Alex ,
    Thank you for your service to Edmonds and congratulations on earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Many young men in Edmonds have enjoyed scouting and become Eagle Scouts in Troop 312 and other troops in the area. It is an honor to have such fine young men as a part of our community.

    Mike Cooper, Mayor
    Former Soutmaster Troop 312

  3. Thanks Alex and the Boy Scouts!

    If I’m not mistaken, this is the first public dog agility course in the Seattle metro area… another unique park attribute that makes Edmonds a special place to spend a day or a lifetime.

    Tobor, the Vizsla, is a bit too old at 15 years old. But he loved agility in his “olympic” years.

    I’m sure there will be many happy “woofs” coming your way! And the Boy Scouts have once again demonstrated their commitment to the community.

  4. I took my little dog through the course today for the first time and she got it! Yahoo. She loved the climb the best but was a natural at the weave also. Thank you for your work!

  5. I used to go to the dog park years ago when I had my yellow lab, he loved it! Fast forward about 12 to 15 years and we recently got another lab. I took her to the dog park and wow….. this place is great. It has changed quite a bit (for the better) since then. We now go every weekend. We haven’t worked on the agility course yet because… well … she’s a lab and maybe just a little distracted. But hopefully soon.

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