Eagle Scout Court of Honor held for five Troop 713 Scouts
Family, friends and fellow Boy Scouts from Troop 713 gathered on Saturday, March 10 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar to honor five Scouts who have recently achieved the honor of becoming an Eagle Scout . Less that 4 percent of all Boy Scouts manage to achieve this rank in Scouting. To do so requires many years of service to their troop and to the community, in addition to learning leadership and outdoor skills. Those that were honored at this ceremony included: Matthew Elwell (Eagle project entailed building three benches outside of Canyon Crest Academy that provide seating for students waiting to be picked up after school); Nicholas Moglia (completed a trail restoration and bench construction on a mesa at Carmel Mountain Preserve overlooking Torrey Pines State Beach); Jimmy Neil (created a seating area at Sorrento Valley’s Overlook Park, with fencing around the cliff and trail improvements on the path leading up to the overlook); Chris Shopes (built and installed an extension of a trail head bulletin board at the top of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Park); and Jon Shopes (built a record board for CCA’s track and field team which displays both school and stadium records for over 24 track events). All of these projects received funding from the Troop’s sponsor organization, the Del Mar Rotary Club. Klaus Gubernator, president of the Del Mar Rotary Club, was in attendance at Saturday’s ceremony.