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All-star dedicated to Scouting

September 04, 2008|By Ruth Longoria

When Boy Scout Patrick Moore approached the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge about earning his Eagle Scout award through a project at the center, it took a while to decide the optimum project for him, said Megan Nordvedt, executive director of the center.

That’s in part because the youth is part of a large Boy Scout troop — Troop No. 4 in Pasadena — and his troop members are very busy doing good works around the area, she said, adding that the decision also took longer because Moore is such a capable young man, and Nordvedt wanted to make sure the project selected best took advantage of his aptitude and abilities.

In the past several months, Moore has demonstrated the ability to take on large projects with thoroughness and attention to detail, Nordvedt said.

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“Patrick definitely does a good job and is very thorough. Whatever he does, he wants to do it right,” Nordvedt said. “He always makes sure every ‘T’ is crossed and every ‘i’ is dotted.”

Moore, a 15-year-old sophomore at La Cañada High School is this week’s Valley Sun All Star. He was nominated for the honor by community member Anne Tryba, who was impressed by Patrick’s dedication to scouting and to making his community better.

“He’s also just a very nice kid,” Tryba said.

Moore is the son of Jim and Carey Moore. The family moved to La Cañada when Patrick started kindergarten at Paradise Canyon Elementary School.

He has two small dogs, Hope and Buddy, whom the family adopted from the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter.

When he was younger, he learned to play the piano and saxophone.

Now, he enjoys listening to alternative music and spending time with family and friends. He recently returned from a family trip to England and France, which, he said, he enjoyed but he was happy to return home.

“It was nice to see other places, but I like La Cañada and it was nice to be home,” he said.

Moore was elected this year’s ASB sophomore class president at La Cañada High School.

He’s also active in the youth group at La Cañada Presbyterian Church.

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