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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.


Woman’s club hosts Mercury News writer

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled San Jose Mercury News columnist Steve Yvaska to speak at its April 7 meeting at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A business meeting is slated at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and Yvaska’s presentation at 1 p.m.


Kay Payne of Los Altos recently announced her retirement after a 37-year career as an arts docent.

Payne chaired a community speakers program for 21 years. The number of talks and attendees doubled under her guidance. Last year, the program’s 400 talks reached nearly 17,000 people. Payne has given more than 100 talks herself, many of them at the Los Altos main library.

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