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.

Scouting News: Troop 37 refurbishes rail on Earth Day


Courtesy of Troop 37
Troop 37 Boy Scouts and other volunteers join forces to restore a memorial nature path honoring Boy Scout Danny Hanavan last month at Castle Rock State Park in Los Gatos. Pictured, from left, are Erik Hylkema, Tyler Knapp, Sangeet Satpathy, Santosh Satpathy, Shailendra Srivastava, Mihir Srivastava and Kael Fitzpatrick.

With help from a band of volunteers, three Boy Scouts from Troop 37 in Los Altos – Mihir Srivastava, Kael Fitzpatrick and Sangeet Satpathy – renewed and re-created the Danny Hanavan Nature Trail in Castle Rock State Park on Earth Day, April 27, an ecological trail made in honor of Scout Danny Hanavan.

The team replaced rotting wood posts and markers and remade the trail, which educates visitors on the ecological communities, benefits and species in Castle Rock State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains.


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