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August 6, 2013 > Local scout celebrates Eagle award

Local scout celebrates Eagle award

Joshua David Opper earned his Eagle rank on July 17, 2012 (100 Year Anniversary of the Eagle) and celebrated his Eagle Court of Honor on June 23, 2013 at Fremont Elk's Lodge #2121. He has been with Boy Scouts of America, San Francisco Bay Area Council, Mission Peak District, since September 2000, when he joined Pack 120, as a Tiger Cub. Joshua joined Boy Scout Troop 449 in June 2005.

His Eagle Project consisted of clearing 5,000 square feet of weeds at his Alma Mater, Our Lady of Guadalupe School to create a safe gardening area for students. To organize the effort and transform the land, Joshua spent 235 hours and recruited 29 volunteers.

Joshua has successfully completed Fremont C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) training and Brownsea-National Youth Leadership Training in 2008. He has been a Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leader in his Troop 449 and a Camp Councilor at BSA Camp Wente in Willits, CA.

Achieving the rank of Eagle is a significant milestone for Joshua who expressed appreciation to the Boy Scouts of America and his family for their support. He is now focused on a career in acting and is studying at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood, California to turn his dreams into reality. The best is yet to come!

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