Community - January 12, 2011

Four scouts with local Troop 206 reach Eagle rank

Four scouts with Troop 206 — Kevin Flaherty, Aaron Robitsch, Steven Rhodes and Max Moore — were promoted to Eagle Scout rank in ceremonies held in 2010.

Kevin Flaherty, a graduate of Menlo School, earned 22 merit badges. For his Eagle project, he collected several tons of electronics for proper recycling, allowing for the safe disposal of toxic metals. Kevin is currently a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Aaron Robitch, a graduate of Sequoia High School, earned 23 merit badges. His Eagle project was leading a team in constructing a series of wooden foot rests to be used during classical guitar lessons in Sequoia's music department. He is a student at Canada College.

Valedictorian for his graduating class at Woodside High School, Steven Rhodes' project was creating human-powered bicycle-like electric generators to be used in Woodside High School's science lab. He earned 22 merit badges. Steven is studying electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley.

For his Eagle project, Max Moore led a team of 20 in landscaping and constructing a patio at Congregation Etz Chayim. He is a senior at Woodside High School and has earned 24 merit badges.

To become an Eagle Scout, a candidate must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges and demonstrate leadership in the troop. He must plan, develop and lead a service project showing both leadership and commitment to duty.

Troop 206, which is sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church in Menlo Park, serves youth from Atherton, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Woodside and Portola Valley. In its 50-year history, Troop 206 has had 165 scouts reach Eagle rank.


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