Ten members of two Lamorinda Boy Scout troops recently attained the rank of Eagle at separate Eagle Court of Honor ceremonies.
Boy Scout Troop 212 of Moraga conducted its 51st National Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday, April 27 at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church, which sponsors the troop; there, eight Scouts were awarded their Eagle rank.
This year's Troop 212 Eagle Scout honorees from Campolindo High School are Matt Woolsey, who put together 45 fleece blankets for Amor Ministries' work in Tijuana, to be given to underprivileged families there; Tyler Moore, who built eight large wooden box platforms to help the Los Perales Elementary School students reach the new interactive blackboards; Hunter Rosenbaum, who made two movable, carpeted stage extension boxes for the sanctuary at MVPC; Jonathan Bellingham, who built a stone landscaping wall at Joaquin Moraga Middle School; Kevin Schori, who built outdoor benches at Camino Pablo Elementary School; Garrett Neustrom, who made several white board easels for teachers at Los Perales Elementary School; Alex Gannet, who built two cedar planter boxes for MVPC; and Rick Lomas, who made portable bike racks for the town of Moraga, for use in the Moraga Triathalon.
Troop 212 has an active program of campouts, summer camps and high adventure activities, and about 75 Scouts actively involved is its programs. Troop 212 has awarded this special honor to 386 Scouts since 1961.
Lafayette's Boy Scout Troop 224 honored two new Eagle Scouts at a National Court of Honor on Sunday June 1 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Lafayette.
Joey Layshock and Gregory Fellows achieved Boy Scouting's highest award after completing their individual community service projects.
Layshock made improvements to Husky House at Happy Valley Elementary School, including replacing backpack hooks, painting backpack shelves, refinishing the deck, and building shelves for a storage shed. Joey, son of Steve and Joanne Layshock, is a junior at Acalanes High School.
Gregory Fellows designed and built six stand-alone white board/PVC pipe signs to be used for events at Acalanes High School. Gregory, son of Robert and Paola Fellows, is a junior at Acalanes High School.
With 56 members, led by Scoutmaster Kyle Blocker, Troop 224 has an active year-round program including campouts, summer camps and high adventure activities. For more information on the troop visit www.troop224lafayette.com
Eagle is the highest rank a Scout can attain; nationally, only about 4 percent of all boys who enter the Scouting program go on to earn the award.