Scouting News: Troop 37 honors new Eagle Scouts

Scouts Davy Capriles, from left, Adam Niebylski, Zachary Hinz and Jack McGrath

Boy Scout Troop 37 of Los Altos conducted its Eagle Court of Honor ceremony for four new Eagle Scouts Aug. 5.

The Eagle Scout designation is the highest rank in Scouting. To earn the Eagle rank, Scouts must complete a community service project.

The new Eagle Scouts and their projects:

• Davy Capriles of Mountain View replaced posts and fence material with 19 new fence posts and black metal fencing for the Nature Garden at Oak Avenue School.

Over Capriles’ 12 years of Scouting, he held a number of leadership positions, worked with and set an example for younger Scouts and paddled more than 130 miles at the Northern Tier High Adventure Base in Canada.

• Zachary Hinz of Los Altos constructed a set of story-time bleachers for the Mountain View Parent Nursery Preschool.

Over his eight years of Scouting, Hinz attended National Youth Leadership Training, held many leadership positions including Senior Patrol Leader, was elected to the Order of the Arrow (Boy Scouts National Honor Society), hiked 100 miles at Phil- mont Scout Ranch and continues to be passionate about giving back to his community.

• Jack McGrath of Los Altos constructed four redwood planter boxes for the Los Altos School District’s Living Classroom Program at Gardner Bullis School. He has been in Scouting for more than 12 years.

In Troop 37, he held positions as Troop Librarian, Den Chief, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Junior Assistant Scout Master. During his Scouting career, he paddled more than 100 miles at the Northern Tier High Adventure Base and hiked more than 60 miles at Philmont Scout Ranch.

• Adam Niebylski of Mountain View constructed and installed planter boxes at Covington School.

Over his seven years as a Boy Scout, he has held numerous leadership positions, including Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and participated in various camping, hiking and service activities.

For more information on Troop 37, visit

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