Service News : Son of Los Altos resident completes basic training


U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Ernest Frida graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

Frida completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Scouting News: Troop 103 Boy Scouts earn Eagle rank

Courtesy of Janet Corrigan
Troop 103’s new Eagle Scouts include, from left, Alfred Chang, Thomas Corrigan, Chetan Choksi and Austin Paige.

Boy Scout Troop 103, chartered by St. Simon Catholic Parish of Los Altos, held an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony Aug. 11 at Fremont Hills Country Club to recognize four new Eagle Scouts.

Eagle Scout is the highest recognition in Boy Scouting.

Scouting News: Troop 37 honors new Eagle Scouts

Courtesy of Kate Disney
Simon Burdick, left, and Justin Kasso

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 37 recently honored Justin Kasso and Simon Burdick for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. The Eagle distinction is the highest rank in Boy Scouts, requiring at least 21 merit badges and completion of a community service project.

For his Eagle project, Kasso designed and built a four-sided information kiosk at Covington School. He is a junior at Los Altos High School.

Scouting News: 5 local Boy Scouts earn Eagle rank

Courtesy of Helen Morris
Five Troop 37 Boy Scouts recently earned the Eagle rank.

Five Boy Scouts from Troop 37 in Los Altos have earned the Eagle rank, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts. The troop honored the Scouts at a Sept. 9 ceremony with attendees including the mayor of Los Altos and city council members from Mountain View and Cupertino.

During their time in the troop, the boys collectively completed more than 420 hours of community service in the Los Altos area and camped 308 nights, cycled 340 miles, hiked 267 miles, paddled 129 miles and earned 127 merit badges. All have held multiple leadership positions in the troop.

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