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May 24, 2007
Congratulations to Benjamin Thomas Ritter who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on Jan. 31. Ritter attended elementary and middle school in La Cañada and is a member of St. Bede's Troop 507. He is a senior at Crescenta Valley High School, where he will graduate in June. Ben was born on Nov. 17, 1988, in Pasadena. He joined Boy Scout Troop 507 in May of 2000. During his scouting career, he served as a webmaster, instructor and patrol leader. He attended three summer camps, one at Camp Kern and two at Camp Cherry Valley on Catalina Island.
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August 3, 2006
Spencer Nels Roberg, the son of Cindy and Carl Roberg, was born in Glendale on Dec. 12, 1988. He is currently a junior at Crescenta Valley High School, where he is a member of the Men's A'Cappela Choir. He started his scouting career as a member of Cub Scout Pack 310 at Lincoln Elementary School. He earned the Arrow of Light Award, the highest award in the Cub Scouts. He also earned the Faith in God and Duty to God and Country awards. As a Boy Scout, Spencer was a member of Boy Scout Troop 391. He attended several summer camps, including Cap Kern at Huntington Lake , and Camp Cherry Valley on Catalina Island.
FEATURES
April 5, 2007
La Cañada High School sophomore John W. Marshall was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest advancement rank scouting, on Dec. 19, 2006. Marshall is affiliated with Boy Scout Troop 502, sponsored by St. George's Episcopal Church in La Cañada. To earn the rank of Eagle a Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service and outdoor skills. Marshall joined Boy Scouts in 2003. During his years of scouting he served as troop librarian, quartermaster, assistant patrol leader and patrol leader before earning his Eagle award.
FEATURES
April 5, 2007
St. Bede's Boy Scout Troop 507 has awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in Scouting, to two local residents, Eric David Gustafson and Chad Philip Robinson . The Eagle Court of Honor took place on Sunday, April 1, 2007, at the JPL Von Karman Auditorium before a room packed with family and friends of the two young men, as well as public dignitaries and regional Scouting leadership. Gustafson joined scouting as a Tiger Cub in LCE Pack 512. He earned his Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts, in 2000.
SPORTS
By Jonathan Vince | August 31, 2006
Last May, the Boy Scout spirit of service blew through the doors of a dilapidated locker room at La Canada High. John Rowe, then a sophomore at the school, decided that for his Eagle Scout project he would organize and direct an effort to restore the room, which had been handed over, for better or for worse, to the boy's varsity water polo team. It was a welcome breath for a stale room littered with rat droppings and moldy couches—a place that, according to the 17-year-old starting goalie, "was so dysfunctional that we couldn't use it."
FEATURES
May 24, 2007
Mike Gooch , the youngest son of Rita Gooch and Frank Gooch, was born on Aug. 14, 1990. A sophomore at La Cañada High School, Gooch previously attended La Canada Elementary School. He joins over 90 other Boy Scouts from Troop 398 who have attained the rank of Eagle Scout since 1975. For his Eagle Project, Gooch planned and supervised the planting and refurbishing of vegetation and landscaping at La Cañada Elementary School. Of the 31 merit badges Gooch earned, his favorites were shotgun shooting and wilderness survival.
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By Bianca P. Gallegos | October 26, 2006
A Boy Scout's respect for the American flag paid off with the Eagle Scout recognition, the highest honor a Boy Scout can achieve. Last Saturday morning, The Hillside School and Learning Center held a flagpole dedication event, the culmination of a project completed by Boy Scout Steven Johnson and Troop 398. As part of a Boy Scout project to earn the Eagle Scout status, Steven chose to build a flagpole for the school "I chose it because...
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August 15, 2012
The Rahtz family is used to doing things in threes, but even so enjoyed a rare honor Sunday when triplets Adam, Brett and Chad Rahtz all earned Eagle Scout honors. The brothers, 18, who live in La Crescenta and recently graduated from St. Francis High School, earned their badges with different community projects. Chad Rahtz, who is headed to St. Lawrence University in New York, volunteered to help the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. with a storage problem. Brett Rahtz, born with his brothers at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, did some demolition and construction at the La Cañada Flintridge Community Center as his Eagle Scout project, and is heading to Chico State University.
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June 18, 2009
Dietel achieves Eagle Scout rank Coty Dietel from Troop 317 in Montrose recently earned his Eagle Scout award and will be honored on June 19 in a special court of honor ceremony sponsored by Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Dietel, a graduating senior from La Cañada High School, is the son of Ronald and Susan Dietel of La Cañada. Dietel began his Scouting career as a Cub Scout in Pack 512 at La Cañada Elementary School where he earned the Arrow of Light award. As a Boy Scout, he earned 25 merit badges, attended dozens of outings and activities including rock climbing, river rafting, and most recently a special overnight program on the U.S.S.
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March 13, 2014
The achievements of three local young men who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout were celebrated March 2 at a Court of Honor held at La Cañada Presbyterian Church. Kyle Thomas, Jamie Walker and Sam Weinberger, members of Boy Scout Troop 507, were joined by family and friends at the event. For their Eagle projects, Thomas built gardens at Crestview Preparatory School, Walker refurbished a trail north of Armstrong Nurseries in La Cañada and Weinberger installed fencing for a trail head in Loma Alta County Park in neighboring Altadena.
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November 13, 2013
Ashi Punj and Maxwell Williams, both La Cañada High School students, have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Punj, a junior at LCHS, recently completed an Eagle project on the high school campus. He led a team of about 25 other scouts and family members to restore a bungalow on the football field. The project took two days. Ashi started scouting with JPL Troop 509 in 2010. He has served various positions in the troop, including Patrol Guide and Senior Patrol Leader. He aspires to become a doctor and spent the last two summers at USC studying stem-cell research.
NEWS
By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | August 29, 2013
Services were held in Arroyo Grande last week for Col. Alfonso “Ozzie” Oseguera, who was reared in La Cañada and more recently made his home in the Central California town. He passed away Aug. 11 at the age of 83. Oseguera, born in Montrose in 1930, was featured on the cover of the Valley Sun in 1947 when he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of La Cañada Boy Scout Troop 2. With him in the photo were three other Eagle Scouts who remained lifelong friends, Richard “Dick” Kiner, John Argue and Jerry Carruthers.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | June 19, 2013
After they renovated sections of a trail in La Cañada Flintridge, two local Eagle Scouts were recognized last year with personal plaques displayed near their completed projects. But trail advocates weren't pleased with the location of the monuments: on the edge of the trail, where residents run and ride bicycles or horses. Randy Strapazon, a former member of the La Cañada Flintridge Trails Council, told city council members earlier this month that she believes personal recognition signs or plaques should not be allowed on natural open spaces.
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By Sara Cardine | May 1, 2013
Last week, Harold Kast earned a Boy Scout merit badge in game design. To achieve this, the 17-year-old junior assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 509 played and studied games and designed his own math-based card game. In doing so, the La Cañada High School senior became one of 190 Boy Scouts nationwide to have earned every available merit badge, and one of only three youths in the 103-year history of the organization to have as many as 135, according to meritbadgeknot.com , which tracks, verifies and celebrates the achievements.
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May 1, 2013
Sam Davidson has climbed up the ranks to Eagle Scout after many years in scouting groups. A junior at La Cañada High School, Sam is a member of La Cañada Troop 501. He started scouting in 2nd grade while attending Paradise Canyon Elementary School. As a Scout, Sam has earned many accolades, including 21 merit badges. For his Eagle project, Sam gave the La Cañada High School football field announcer's booth a makeover. -- Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly .
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | December 19, 2012
A recent Eagle Scout project in Hahamongna Watershed Park improved a stretch of local trail, but it also gave rise to a border dispute between Los Angeles County and the city of Pasadena. On Dec. 8 members of La Cañada Flintridge Troop 507, their friends and family came out to help Makoto Inouye, 17, finish the Eagle Scout project he had planned with the help of county Parks and Recreation Department employee Ron Beltran. The volunteers repainted the concrete pedestrian and equestrian tunnel that passes under Oak Grove Avenue, added 130 feet of split-log rail fencing, put down decomposed granite to improve the trail and added a new sign.
COMMUNITY
August 15, 2012
The Rahtz family is used to doing things in threes, but even so enjoyed a rare honor Sunday when triplets Adam, Brett and Chad Rahtz all earned Eagle Scout honors. The brothers, 18, who live in La Crescenta and recently graduated from St. Francis High School, earned their badges with different community projects. Chad Rahtz, who is headed to St. Lawrence University in New York, volunteered to help the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. with a storage problem. Brett Rahtz, born with his brothers at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, did some demolition and construction at the La Cañada Flintridge Community Center as his Eagle Scout project, and is heading to Chico State University.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Gene Pepper | August 24, 2011
Four scouts from La Cañada troop 398 will be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor to be held Sunday. Under the guidance of Scout Master Roger Anderson, McKay Anderson, Alden Geller, Tanner Massimino and Grant Owens completed all necessary requirements for rank advancement. All are welcome to attend the Court of Honor Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building, located at 1830 Foothill Blvd., in La Cañada. Lutheran High School La Verne student McKay Anderson will receive his Eagle Scout award Sunday for constructing a bird blind for nature study at the Los Angeles Unified School District Outdoor Education Campus in the Angeles National Forest.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2011
The Verdugo Hills Boy Scout Council is hosting its 37th Annual Big Strike Auction fundraiser on Friday, March 25 at the Castaways Restaurant in Burbank. The theme for this year’s event is “Scouting Builds Memories.” Los Angeles Times columnist Chris Erskine of La Cañada Flintridge will serve as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies. Approximately 300 items will be up for auction as well. The new chairpersons for the local Boy Scout Council, Bob and Dorothy Black, will be introduced as the new troop leaders.
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