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Along the Scouting Trails

March 18, 2010

Four local youths earn Eagle rank

Aaron Broberg, Jonathan Malmrose, Porter Bent Hansen and Samuel Clark will be presented at a Court of Honor at 5:30 p.m. March 21 at the LDS Church building at 4550 Raymond Ave., La Crecenta.

Broberg, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at La Cañada High 7/8, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of Troop 398, associated with the La Cañada Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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Broberg has served as Senior Patrol Leader, has camped in excess of 30 nights, and has earned 30 merit badges. He has camped in the Sierras, the San Gabriel Mountains, Camp Cherry Valley, and at Camp Steiner at 10,000-foot elevation in Utah’s Uintah Mountains, where he participated in rock climbing.

For his Eagle project, Broberg led a group of about 20 scouts and 10 adults in clearing and constructing an area for home-team fans to sit at the LDS Church La Cañada baseball field next to the Mayor’s Park. Aaron thought of this Eagle Project while watching his younger brothers play baseball on that field, recognizing the lack of room for the fans.

Malmrose, a 15 year-old sophomore at Crescenta Valley High School, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of Troop 391 of the Verdugo Hills Council, sponsored by the Verdugo Hills Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He started his scouting career in Pack 391 earning his Arrow of Light prior to joining Troop 391. He has served as Troop Bugler, Assistant Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader.

His scouting adventures include summer camps at Camp Whitsett, Circle-X, and Cherry Valley. In qualifying for Eagle, Jonathan earned 34 merit badges and recorded over 30 nights camping. In addition to Eagle, Jonathan has earned Bronze and Gold Eagle Palms.

Malmrose’s Eagle Scout project consisted of installing shelving at Lincoln Elementary School’s equipment shed, clay, and band rooms. He played trumpet in Lincoln’s orchestra and wanted to give back to the program. He worked with music director Mrs. Hayhurst, on shelving to help organize musical instruments and supplies neatly on shelves rather than piling them on the floor.

Malmrose was on Crescenta Valley’s Freshman Baseball team in 2009, and the Junior Varsity Water Polo team in 2008 and 2009. He is now on the Crescenta Valley Falcon JV swim team. He also enjoys singing in the Crescenta Valley High School Chamber Choir.

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