Scouting News: Troop 30 announces new Eagles

Courtesy of Gilda Garreton
Troop 30’s new Eagle Scouts include, from left, Alejandro Villablanca, Joseph A. Ismael, Garrin Conner Shieh and Casey W. McConnell.

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 30 honored four new Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor ceremony May 18. Los Altos City Councilwoman Jan Pepper presented the Scouts with proclamations.

The new Eagle Scouts and their projects:

• Joseph A. Ismael, a junior at Mountain View High School, designed a mock-up used to teach electrical wiring to workers at the Day Worker Center of Mountain View. The project took more than 150 hours and four service workdays to complete, with help from Troop 30 Scouts and family members.

• Casey W. McConnell, a freshman at Arizona State University, designed and built a meditation garden for Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos. With help from family, friends and fellow Scouts, McConnell spent a total of 284 hours constructing the garden.

• Garrin Conner Shieh, a junior at Los Altos High School, designed and constructed three storage cabinets with adjustable shelves or hanging racks for the Moffett Field Historical Society Museum. Shieh led six volunteers from his family and Troop 30, devoting more than 150 hours over eight workdays to the project.

• Alejandro Villablanca, a sophomore at Mountain View High School, built an Empathy Pathway at Oak Avenue School in Los Altos. The path features more than 400 rocks painted by Oak students. In total, the project took more than 100 volunteer hours and three workdays to complete.

Troop 30 meets 7:15-8:30pm Wednesdays at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos. For more information, visit

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