Eagle Scouts Announcements
Gregory Barth was promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout by his Eagle Board of Review at a meeting led by Pam Fosnes of the Pacific Skyline Council on January 18, 2018 in Redwood City. Greg’s Eagle Project was to re-build the wooden stairs on either side of the large double sliding board at the Ladera Community Church Preschool – the very slide he had played on in his own preschool years at Ladera.
Funding was provided by members of the Ladera Community Church and by Troop 64 parents and scouts. Greg recruited fellow Scouts and high school friends to help in the project including Scouts Alec Vercruysse, Dominic Constantz, Weston Bourgeois, Conrad Morhenn, Jeffrey Frenkel-Popell, Alex Koop, Edward Horn, and Nick Zamboldi.
Greg was mentored in the design and construction techniques by Troop 64 double Eagle parent Phil Bourgeois, who made his home wood shop available for use by Greg and the project team, and who loaned out tools to the construction site. Troop 64 parent Dale Koop also loaned out his compound miter saw to the construction site. Greg had assistance from his parents Phil Barth and Leslie Field-Barth in acquiring and transporting lumber and other supplies, loaning out more tools, teaching some carpentry tricks, and providing snacks for the crew.
Gregory’s fundraising was so successful that money was left over and was donated by Gregory to the Preschool at the end of the project, and Gregory was honored by his former preschool teachers, who thanked him at the church and gave him a thank you card from the current preschoolers who now enjoy the safer, better-looking steps.
I am pleased to present our newest Eagle Scouts, Kevin Kelley and Alex Duff, who passed their boards of review Thursday night.
I am pleased to present our two newest Eagle Scouts, Rahm Humphries-Hodge and Terry Wang, who passed their Boards of Review tonight.
Rahm joined Cub Scouts as a first-grader in Portola Valley ’s Pack 163 and continued until he joined Boy Scouts in fifth grade. For his Eagle project, he built eight “cat condos” for the Peninsula Humane Society. The cat condos are wood cubes that cats can live in while waiting for permanent homes, then be cleaned with bleach without degrading. Rahm led nine other people for a total of 178 hours of work. He is currently a freshman at Woodside High School and played water polo this fall. Continue reading