Boy Scout Troop 713 honored Canyon Crest Academy senior Max Voce at his Court of Honor in Del Mar on June 17. Max was awarded his Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program. He completed more than 88 individual requirements and earned the 12 required merit badges and 12 elective merit badges, such as environmental science, canoeing, physical fitness and first aid.
An avid camper and backpacker, Max also received the 50 Miler Hiking Award and the 200 Day Camping Award. Max camped a total of 200 nights, backpacked in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and at the Philmont Boy Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
Max completed his Eagle Service Project logging more than 250 hours. Encouraged by his varsity baseball coach Ryan Sienko, Max worked closely with CCA administration and received generous financial support from the Del Mar Rotary Club to construct nine recycling kiosks placed in key collection points throughout the CCA athletic fields. Max is a pitcher on the Canyon Crest Academy varsity baseball team.
Max served the following leadership positions in Troop 713: assistant patrol leader, troop guide, den chief, patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader and senior patrol leader. In 2010, Max received the National Youth Leadership Training Certificate.
Boy Scout Troop 713 was established right after World War II following Boy Scout activities that started in Del Mar almost five generations ago in 1917. Troop 713 has a current membership of 100 scouts. On June 17, Max became the 109th Troop 713 Eagle Scout and the eighth in 2011-12.