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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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...
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.
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.