Court of Honor held for two new Eagle Scouts from Del Mar Troop 713

Paul, John, Malcolm, Tina, and Joseph Aste

Paul Aste and Nick Snyder of Del Mar’s Boy Scout Troop 713 were honored April 19 at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Del Mar. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America.

Both boys are Carmel Valley residents and are seniors at Canyon Crest Academy. They have spent five to seven years working toward the rank of Eagle Scout, culminating with their Eagle Scout projects, during which each Scout logged close to 300 crew hours of work.

Paul’s parents are Tina Beizai and Malcolm Aste of Carmel Valley. Paul has a long history of running cross country and track. His coach, Andrew Corman, was his mentor. He has always been committed to academics, running and sustainability.

His Eagle project included building garden boxes and a compost bin at Canyon Crest, hopefully to be used by the Nest (student-run cafe). He plans to study history at Cambridge University in the fall.

Pam, Nick, Ally, and Bryan Snyder

Nick’s parents are Pam and Bryan Snyder of Carmel Valley. Nick is a member of the Envision Cinema Conservatory at CCA, which has provided him the opportunity to collaborate on several films that were showcased at regional film festivals. He also participates in the weekly CCA-TV news program and has served as sports anchor.

For Nick’s Eagle Scout project, he constructed a permanent wooden kiosk at a trailhead in the San Dieguito River Park.

Nick enjoys skiing, soccer and scuba diving. He will begin an aerospace engineering major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall.

— Photos by Jon Clark