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.

Eagle Scout requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit based on the Scout Oath and Law, service and leadership.

The new Eagle Scouts and their service projects:

• Kevin Chandran, a senior at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, improved the garden at St. Simon Catholic Parish by removing the old lawn edging and installing new Trex edging.

• Brian Delaney, a Mountain View High graduate who now attends UC Berkeley, refurbished the pathways of a native plant garden at Almond School and replaced a footbridge at the site.

• Sheldon Wong, a Mountain View High graduate set to enter Northwestern University, incorporated his passion for history and geography by designing and building user-friendly informational signs about Mountain View and placing them around Rengstorff Park.

• Andrew Morris, a senior at Monta Vista High, designed and organized a team of Troop 37 Scouts to build the Peter Pan Pirate Ship float for Los Altos’ annual Festival of Lights parade, following a special request from the festival committee.

• Tomo Yoshino, a senior at Los Altos High, built six garden boxes and cleared a plot to set them in at McClellan Ranch Preserve in Cupertino, to be used as an area for socializing and communal gardening.

For more information on Troop 37, visit troop37losaltos.com.

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