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March 26, 2008 > Screaming eagles patrol hatches four eagle scouts

Screaming eagles patrol hatches four eagle scouts

Submitted By Rita Haskin
Photos By courtesy of Rita Haskin

Boy Scout Troop 110's Screaming Eagles Patrol has hatched four Eagle Scouts in the past year. An Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Boy Scouting and is earned by only five percent of Boy Scouts.

To earn the Eagle rank, scouts must serve in a leadership position; earn 21 merit badges, 12 of which are Eagle-required, such as First Aid, Citizenship in the Community and Personal Fitness. The scout must also plan, develop and provide leadership to others in a service project that benefits any school, religious institution or community. All this must be completed by the time the scout turns 18.

The four new Eagle Scouts are all 17 and live in Union City. Their community projects are:

Shane Yorks, a junior at Logan High School, built two 70-foot rail fences and installed three gates at Garin Regional Park.

Joseph Mestre, a junior at Logan High School, built and installed an 80-foot single-rail fence at Garin Regional Park and painted it and the existing fence to match.

Brian Burckhardt, a senior at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, planted 70 palm trees to create the palm garden at the Union City Civic Center and park.

Ben Sims, a senior at Logan High School, built and installed four planter boxes and two benches at the New Haven Adult School in the Decoto district

The two remaining Life Scouts in the Screaming Eagles patrol are well on their way to earning this prestigious rank. Troop 110 serves scouts from the Union City, Newark, Fremont and south Hayward area.

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