Scouting News: Troop 37 refurbishes rail on Earth Day


Courtesy of Troop 37
Troop 37 Boy Scouts and other volunteers join forces to restore a memorial nature path honoring Boy Scout Danny Hanavan last month at Castle Rock State Park in Los Gatos. Pictured, from left, are Erik Hylkema, Tyler Knapp, Sangeet Satpathy, Santosh Satpathy, Shailendra Srivastava, Mihir Srivastava and Kael Fitzpatrick.

With help from a band of volunteers, three Boy Scouts from Troop 37 in Los Altos – Mihir Srivastava, Kael Fitzpatrick and Sangeet Satpathy – renewed and re-created the Danny Hanavan Nature Trail in Castle Rock State Park on Earth Day, April 27, an ecological trail made in honor of Scout Danny Hanavan.

The team replaced rotting wood posts and markers and remade the trail, which educates visitors on the ecological communities, benefits and species in Castle Rock State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Scouting News: Troop 37 recognizes new Eagle Scouts

 

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 37 recently honored three members for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest distinction in Boy Scouts. To receive the Eagle rank, Scouts must earn at least 21 merit badges, hold leadership positions and complete a community service project.

The new Eagle Scouts and their projects:

Scouting News: Troop 75 recognizes new Eagle Scouts

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 75 honored five new Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor ceremony in the Garden House at Shoup Park April 20.

The Eagle designation is the highest achievement in Scouting. To earn the Eagle rank, Scouts must complete a minimum of 21 merit badges, lead a community service project, hold troop leadership positions and perform community service.

Red Cross celebrates local volunteers at annual recognition dinner


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The American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter honored 13 volunteers, including three from Los Altos and one from Mountain View, at its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner May 2 at the San Jose Women’s Club.

The Los Altos honorees were Carol Hoskins, who received a customer service award in the biomedical services division; Neil Katin, who received a disaster cycle services award for outstanding support; and Terry Kearney, who received a new volunteer award. Michael Garcia of Mountain View received a disaster cycle services award for extraordinary commitment and dedication.


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