Scouting News: Troop 37 Boy Scouts receive Eagle rank

Boy Scout Troop 37 of Los Altos held an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony June 3 to recognize its three new Eagle Scouts.

The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest designation in Boy Scouts. To earn the 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:

• Jonathan Hale of Los Altos built two raised wheelchair-accessible planter boxes for the Los Altos Sub-acute and Rehabilitation Center.

Hale attended the National Jamboree in 2013, went on a 110-mile canoeing trip at the Northern Tier High Adventure Base and hiked more than 75 miles in the Philmont Scout Reserve.

• Christopher Mintz of Mountain View improved the nature garden at Oak Avenue School by installing bender board to protect the native plants from encroaching grasses.

Over his 12 years in Scouting, Mintz earned the Arrow of Light as a Cub Scout and held many leadership positions as a Boy Scout, including assistant senior patrol leader. He attended Camp Royaneh and paddled more than 130 miles at the Northern Tier High Adventure Base in Canada.

• Riley Woodson of Atherton designed and constructed two mobile activity stations for residents of the Los Altos Sub-acute and Rehabilitation Center. Each center held multiple types of physical devices, ranging from a computer keyboard to a rotary phone dial.

Over his 10 years in Scouting, Woodson led younger Scouts as junior assistant scoutmaster, assistant senior patrol leader and merit badge instructor.

For more information on Troop 37, visit

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