Scouting News: Local Scouts receive awards

Troop 75’s Ali Abukhater, 17, right, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Nico Suppiah, 13, left, recently received Scout of the Year awards from the Pacific Skyline Council for their leadership and for being model Scouts. Abukhater plans to attend UC San Diego in the fall, and Suppiah will enter high school at Summit Denali in Sunnyvale.


Music for Minors recently hired Karen Kwan as the nonprofit organization’s director of development.

Kwan, a veteran fundraiser, is responsible for overall fundraising and communications strategies for Music for Minors, an annual recipient of the Town Crier’s Holiday Fund.

Scouting News: Scout participates in July 4 ceremonies



Jason Stone Bhalla, grandson of LoAnn Stone of Los Altos, participated in the opening ceremonies at the Del Mar Fourth of July Parade as a member of Del Mar Troop 713. Jason, a former Los Altos resident, is the son of Anil Bhalla of San Diego.

Scouting News: Troop 31 inducts newest Eagle Scout



Josef Orner of Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 31 recently earned the Eagle Scout rank, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts. Only 4 percent of Scouts attain the rank.

Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service and leadership, which includes a service project the Scout plans, organizes, leads and manages.

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