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.

Noteworthy: Resident recognized by Guide Dogs for the Blind

Crystal Hollenbeck left, and Terri Sachs, with Nation

Terri Sachs of Los Altos was recently recognized for raising a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Sachs, a member of the organization’s Puppy Raising Club Midpeninsula of Palo Alto, trained Nation, a black labrador retriever. She presented the dog to Crystal Hollenbeck during a May 12 “graduation” ceremony at the Guide Dogs for the Blind campus in San Rafael.

Scouting News: Troop 30 Boy Scouts earn Eagle rank

Courtesy of Troop 30
Members of Boy Scout Troop 30 of Los Altos receive their Eagle rank at a May 20 ceremony.

Eight Boy Scouts from Los Altos Troop 30 received their Eagle rank May 20.

The promotion to Eagle rank followed years of work on leadership, community service and personal development.

Commemorating the brave

Courtesy of Robin Chapman

World War II U.S. Navy veteran and longtime Los Altos resident Dick Abbott, 95, showcases Adm. William A. Moffett’s Medal of Honor. The Navy awarded Moffett, after whom Moffett Field was named, the nation’s highest military honor in 1914, and a duplicate of his medal is now part of a new display at the Moffett Field Historical Society Museum.

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