Troop 31 Eagle Scouts

Troop 31’s new Eagle Scouts include, from left, Noah Ghosh, Ian Ma, Andrew Chiang, Tyler Marlett, Sam Thome and Josh Lillie.

The friends and family of six Los Altos-based Scouts recently celebrated earning their Eagle Scout rank, the highest designation in Scouts BSA, formerly known as Boy Scouts of America.

Mountain View High graduates Noah Ghosh, Josh Lillie, Ian Ma, Tyler Marlett and Sam Thome and Stanford Online High School graduate Andrew Chiang of Saratoga were honored June 30 during a ceremony at Los Altos Lutheran Church, the headquarters for their weekly Troop 31 meetings.

To earn the Eagle rank, Scouts must complete a service project that benefits the community. Their projects included;

• Ghosh: retaining wall at Los Altos Lutheran Church.

• Lillie: redwood bridge play structure at Mountain View Parent Nursery School.

• Ma: nursery deck at Los Altos Lutheran Church.

• Marlett: beautification at Los Altos Lutheran Church.

• Thome: kiosk at Los Altos Lutheran Church.

• Chiang: backpack racks for the Faith Hope & Love Chinese School of San Jose.

The Troop 31 Scouts all earned their new rank between September 2019 and January 2021, overcoming significant difficulties posed by the COVID pandemic to finish their Eagle projects, according to Brian Lillie, father of Josh Lillie.

For more information on Troop 31, visit troopwebhost.org/Troop31LosAltos.