Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 37 honored its three newest Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor ceremony July 18 at Egan Junior High School, with attendees including the mayors of Los Altos and Sunnyvale and the troop’s current and past two Scoutmasters.
To receive the Eagle rank, the highest distinction in Boy Scouts, a Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges, learn outdoor skills, perform community service, provide leadership and demonstrate Scout Spirit based on the Scout Oath and Law.
During their time in the troop, the new Eagle Scouts collectively completed 137 hours of community service, camped 140 nights, hiked 180 miles, completed 14 scuba dives and earned 70 merit badges. All have held multiple leadership positions in the troop.
The new Eagle Scouts and their Eagle projects:
• Rohit Kuppireddy, a graduate of St. Francis High School, plans to study computer science at UC Berkeley in the fall. For his Eagle project, he constructed a set of storage shelves for the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Jose.
• Alex Mihalko, a graduate of St. Francis High, recently completed his freshman year at UCLA, where he is pursuing a degree in art. For his Eagle project, he designed and painted a 7-foot-by-18-foot mural for Loyola School in Los Altos, depicting an African savanna scene that features several lions, which are the school’s mascot.
• Rohan Ramachandran, a graduate of St. Francis High, plans to study computer engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall. For his Eagle project, he led a landscaping project for the Moffett Field Historical Society Museum in Mountain View.
For more information on Troop 37, visit troop37losaltos.com.