Community - August 10, 2011

Portola Valley troop honors three Eagle Scouts

Submitted by Alison Krausz, Troop 64 membership coordinator.

Christopher Peterson Sauer, Benjamin Ray Krausz and Connor Akio Jordan of Troop 64 in Portola Valley were each recently honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

Christopher Sauer's project involved the construction of an outdoor classroom at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley.

Ben Krausz's project was aimed at helping Mercado Global, a nonprofit fair trade organization whose goal is to teach rural indigenous women business skills to bring their crafts to market. Ben ran solar-powered calculator drives at local schools. He collected over 600 calculators, personally distributed them, and conducted training in Guatemalan Mayan communities.

Connor Jordan's project goal was to eradicate the Medusa head plant from Arastradero Preserve on behalf of Acterra, a local environmental organization. Connor searched and mapped more than 140 acres and cleared 30 acres of Medusa head.

Their trail to Eagle Scout was overseen by two former scout masters, Scott Harmon and Carl Baier, as well as Troop 64's current scout master, Kirt Williams. Troop 64 is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park and has more than 30 active members.


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