Scouting News: Troop 37 honors new Eagle Scouts

Courtesy of Amy Gaffney
Troop 37 Eagle Scouts include, from left, Ian Caldecott, Patrick Gaffney and Tatsuya Yoshino.

Boy Scout Troop 37 of Los Altos conducted an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony for its three new Eagle Scouts Oct. 15.

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

The new Eagle Scouts and their projects:

• Ian Caldecott of Mountain View created a succulent garden with a pergola for First United Methodist Church of Sunnyvale.

Over his 12 years in Scouting, Caldecott held a number of leadership positions, including assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader and den chief. He attended Camp Oljato, camped a total of 48 nights and hiked more than 34 miles.

• Patrick Gaffney of Los Altos collected and refurbished 31 bicycles for homeless and underserved adults and children, distributed through the homeless services agencies Project WeHOPE, Hope’s Corner and Good Karma Bikes.

In his 12 years in Scouting, Gaffney held leadership positions of assistant senior patrol leader, quartermaster and instructor. He attended Florida Sea Base High Adventure Camp following his Professional Association of Diving Instructors Open Water Dive Certification and completed 14 scuba dives.

• Tatsuya Yoshino of Los Altos installed a California native garden with an irrigation system for the students and teachers at Santa Rita School and for the Los Altos School District’s Living Classroom program.

Over his 12 years in Scouting, Yoshino held leadership positions of assistant senior patrol leader, quartermaster and patrol leader. He participated in Northern Tier High Adventure Camp and the World Scout Jamboree in Yamaguchi, Japan.

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