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Scouting News: Troop 37 recognizes Eagle Scouts


Ethan Chang and Ben Falkenburg

 

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 37 honored two new Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor ceremony Sept. 15. Los Altos City Councilwoman Anita Enander presented the Scouts with proclamations.

To receive the Eagle Rank, the highest distinction in Boy Scouts, a Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges, hold leadership positions and complete a community service project.

The new Eagle Scouts and their projects:

• Ethan Chang restored the Bullis Charter School North Campus garden, making it into a sustainable garden. Chang has served in leadership roles including scribe, troop guide, chaplain’s aide and Order of the Arrow representative. He currently serves as assistant Scouting patrol leader and Order of the Arrow representative for Troop 37.

Chang, a sophomore at Khan Lab School, is the son of Glenda and Lawrence Chang.

• Ben Falkenburg led a restoration project at Ohlone Village in Deer Hollow Farm at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. With help from fellow troop members, he rebuilt the Music Circle and built 35 new benches, using reclaimed wood. Falkenburg has been active in Scouting for 10 years. He has served in leadership roles including quartermaster, patrol leader and den chief, and currently serves as assistant Scouting patrol leader.

Falkenburg, a junior at Los Altos High School, is the son of Nancy and Steve Falkenburg.

For more information on Troop 37, visit troop37losaltos.com.

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