Roll out the holly

Boy Scout Troop 31 recently added festive banners and garlands around downtown Los Altos in time for holiday shopping and the Festival of Lights Parade. Troop volunteers included, front row, from left: Noah Ghosh, Phillip Orner, Daniel Frees, Peyton Chiang, Matteo Gobry and Andrew Runke. Middle: Tyler Marlett, Aiden Song, Greg Schumann, Brandon Song, Matthew Lin and Jun Ryu. Back: Jeff Marlett and Bill Orner.


Troop 103 honors new Eagles Scouts

Courtesy of Diane Endlich
Troop 103’s new Eagle Scouts include, from left, Paul Duvillier, Rick Franc, Cayman LaRocca, Greg Magarelli and Luke Sherrill.

Boy Scout Troop 103 of Los Altos honored five new Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor ceremony Nov. 16.

The new Eagle Scouts and their projects:


Noteworthy: Mika Bardin

Los Altos girl campaigns to boost squash prize money

It took an inspired 10-year-old Los Altos girl to transform the women’s division of the 2015 Netsuite Open Squash Championships into a world-ranking event.


Scouting News

Courtesy of Irene Suzuki
Local Boy Scouts visit with students during the Boy Scouts Jamboree in Japan.

Boy Scouts attend Jamboree in Japan

The Boys Scouts held their 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Yamaguchi City, Japan, drawing 30,000 participants from more than 160 countries.

Thirty-five local Boy Scouts and five leaders from Troop 303 traveled to the Jamboree, where they made new friends and gained fresh perspectives while camping on the beach for 12 days.


Scouting News

Courtesy of Vishnu Bachani
Vishnu Bachani, left, receives his Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor ceremony at Egan Junior High School.

Vishnu Bachani, senior patrol leader of Boy Scout Troop 37 of Los Altos, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest title. He accepted the award at a Court of Honor ceremony at Egan Junior High School Aug 16.

Mountain View City Councilman John Inks attended the ceremony to deliver a proclamation from the city of Mountain View, and Los Altos Mayor Jan Pepper issued a proclamation.


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