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February 17, 2010 > Honors for two new Eagle Scouts

Honors for two new Eagle Scouts

Submitted By K. Tanno-Lim and V. Owyang Chan
Photos By Carl Chow

Mission Peak District's Boy Scout Troop 153 in Fremont recently honored two new Eagle Scouts, Alan Leland Chan and Alexander Tanno Lim. Both scouts are seniors at Irvington High School and have been involved with scouting since the first grade. The Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony was held at the Fremont Elks Lodge, home of the troop's sponsoring organization.

Approximately 150 guests attended the celebration, which included music by the Irvington High School Drumline, a proclamation by the honorable Mayor of Fremont, Bob Wasserman, a presentation by Bill Coleman, Exalted Ruler of the Fremont Elks Lodge, and speeches by the Eagle project sponsors - Darren Higuchi of Christian Layman Church and Deann Stacy of Sunrise Village. Eric Havard, Scoutmaster, and other leaders of Troop 153 presided over the ceremony. A buffet reception followed immediately after the ceremony.

Eagle Scout is the highest attainable rank in Boy Scouting and requires years of dedication and hard work. Scouts must demonstrate proficiency in leadership, service, and outdoor skills at multiple levels, earning 21 merit badges and completing a leadership project before achieving the Eagle rank. Fewer than 5 percent of Boy Scouts earn the Eagle rank.

For his Eagle Scout project, Alan built two communion tables for Christian Layman Church. The sturdy wooden tables were inscribed with wood-burned scriptures. Alan is the son of Leland and Vicky Owyang Chan of Fremont.

Alex completed his Eagle Scout project at the Sunrise Homeless Coalition. He constructed a vegetable garden with three raised planter boxes and a drip irrigation system. This will allow the shelter to provide fresh nutritious produce for the residents of Sunrise Village. Alex is the son of George and Kyoko Tanno-Lim of Fremont.

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