Pack visits Nature Gallery

Courtesy of Kumar Natarajan

Webelos II Scouts from Los Altos Pack 78 recently completed their Earth Rocks! merit badge at Nature Gallery in downtown Los Altos. The Scouts enjoyed learning about rocks, minerals, crystals and the many fossils in the store. Nature Gallery owner Carol Garsten and Dave Mrus, a “rockhound” and artist, led the activity.

Scouting News: Girls Scouts honor award recipients


Courtesy of Danté Bell
Los Altos City Councilwomen Anita Enander and Neysa Fligor celebrate Girl Scouts Gold and Silver award recipients.

Girl Scouts of Northern California Service Unit 608 honored Gold, Silver and Bronze award recipients at the Grant Park Community Center April 28.

Three Girl Scouts earned Gold Awards, the highest award in Girl Scouts, 12 earned Silver Awards and two Junior troops earned Bronze Awards.

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:

Engagement: Laurel Shiba and Andrew Chung

Laurel Shiba and Andrew Chung are engaged to be married Oct. 5 at Gover Ranch in Anderson.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gina and John Atkinson of Los Altos. She attended Pinewood School and graduated from Whitman College with a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies, and from Palo Alto University with a doctorate in clinical psychology. She is completing at postdoctoral fellowship at Y.A. Hospital in Augusta, Ga.


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