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Troop 76 Scouts receive Eagle honors: Scouting News

Two Boy Scouts from Los Altos Troop 76 recently earned their Eagle Scout ranks.

• Alexander Fina of Los Altos earned his Eagle Scout designation, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts. The troop honored Fina in a ceremony at Shoup Park May 15.

Los Altos resident joins Child Advocates board: Noteworthy


Child Advocates of Silicon Valley recently appointed Debbie Crouse of Los Altos to serve on its board of directors.

Crouse’s appointment comes as Child Advocates celebrates 30 years of transforming foster children’s lives with a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). CASAs serve as a friend and mentor and represent the best interests of the child in dependency hearings.

Sempervirens appoints new executive director: Noteworthy

The Los Altos-based Sempervirens Fund, California’s oldest land trust, recently appointed Sara Barth its new executive director.

Barth leads the 116-year-old land trust in protecting and caring for the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains, a mission the organization continues since its initial protection of lands that became Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

Troop 37 leader wins volunteer award: Scouting News


The Boys Scouts of America Pacific Skyline Council recently honored Troop 37’s Gordon Abraham with the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award a council can bestow on a volunteer Scout leader.

The award is given to a registered adult leader of exceptional character who has provided distinguished service and made an impact on youth and community over many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it.

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Courtesy of Tim and Gina Cahill
Troop 30’s new Eagle Scouts include, from left, Scott Cahill, Nick Finan, Dylan Finan, Michael Hillman, Nicky McConnell, Garrett DeAngelis and Jack Prescott.

Troop 30 Scouts earn Eagle honors

Seven Boy Scouts from Los Altos Troop 30 recently earned their Eagle ranks, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts.

To earn the Eagle designation, the Scout must progress through the ranks, complete 22 merit badges, serve in a leadership position for six months and plan and organize a service project that benefits his school, church or community. Only 4 percent of Boy Scouts attain the Eagle rank.

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