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To earn the Eagle designation, Scouts must progress through six ranks: Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle. They must earn a total of 21 merit badges, perform community service, serve a minimum of 12 months in a troop leadership position and complete a service project.

• Browning helped the Los Altos Parent Preschool, a school he attended, create a new woodworking center. He oversaw construction of a shade structure, a woodworking table, a woodworking cabinet to store tools and materials and a picnic table.

• Conant coordinated a project at Covington School, which he attended, expanding the Living Classroom garden program. He devoted 211 hours to the project, cleaning and leveling the ground to build five new raised garden boxes and installing an irrigation system.

• DeAngelis managed a project at Blach Intermediate School, constructing a trellis in the quad to provide shade for students at lunch time.

• Wilken designed and supervised construction of a native, drought-tolerant butterfly garden that includes a dry stream with river rocks in the garden at First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View.

• Wipfler organized a brass band comprising 17 volunteers who played a total of 167 hours of swing music from the 1930s and ’40s at retirement communities and hospitals.

Courtesy of Julia Conant

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