Boy Scout Troop 378 of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council is proud to announce its latest Eagle Scouts. The achievement of those 4 Eagle Scouts was celebrated with an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony on Feb. 16 at St. John Fisher Church in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Ethan Ikegami, 17, is a senior at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. He earned his Eagle Scout rank on Sept. 26, 2019. Ethan, his proud mother and father, Mike and Nancy, sister Sydney and brother Josh, reside in Rancho Palos Verdes. Ethan began his scouting profession in Cub Scout Pack 922 and bridged to Boy Scout Troop 378 in March of 2013. His previous management positions embrace librarian, quartermaster, two phrases as patrol chief and two phrases as assistant senior patrol chief. During his scouting journey, he earned 29 benefit badges.
Ethan’s Eagle mission, “Fence Me In,” was accomplished within the metropolis of Rolling Hills Estates. His mission rebuilt 100 toes of worn fence close to Ernie Howlett Park. He took down the prevailing fence, put in new posts with cement, changed the boards, and painted the fence. In addition, the trail alongside the fence was cleared of particles and the trail was re-established.
Ethan funded his mission via fundraisers, Boy Scout popcorn sale proceeds, and his part-time job as a basketball scorekeeper. He was assisted by over 50 volunteers, together with scouting members of Troop 378, grownup volunteers, and members of the family, who put in over 350 hours to finish the mission. Ethan may be very grateful to the numerous volunteers who contributed time and vitality to make his Eagle service mission successful that can profit many locally, together with hikers, joggers, and horse riders.
Outside of scouting, Ethan is captain of the Technology Student Association staff, which certified and competed within the nationwide competitors in Washington, D.C. this previous summer season. He can be the treasurer of the California Scholarship Federation, in addition to a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish, Science, and Math Honor Societies. Ethan performed as a guard on the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School basketball staff. He volunteers at Torrance Memorial Hospital via Novas and Blue Jackets.
Through tenting with the Boy Scouts, Ethan developed an appreciation and respect for nature, and whereas taking A.P. Environmental Science, he discovered that the environment shouldn’t be going to final except we be taught to maintain it. As a end result, Ethan began an internet site, Cave Prep, to share his love of nature via posting of articles on what we are able to do to make a distinction and inspiring others to share their outside adventures. He hopes to encourage everybody that visits his website that collectively we are able to make a distinction.
Ethan plans to attend faculty within the fall to check enterprise.
Alexander Ito, 17, is a senior at West Torrance High School and the son of Craig and Vicky Ito. He earned his Eagle Scout rank on Sept. four, 2019. Alex started scouting in 2009 as a first-grader in Cub Scout Troop 862, sponsored by Faith United Methodist Church. He bridged to Boy Scout Troop 378 in 2013 as a fifth-grader. His previous management positions with Troop 378 embrace librarian, assistant patrol chief, patrol chief, and assistant senior patrol chief (two phrases).
During Alex’s scouting journey, he earned 34 benefit badges and numerous scouting awards, together with the Arrow of Light, Totin’ Chip, Firem’n Chit, Cyber Chip, and Gold and Bronze Palms. In his 12 years of scouting, Alex has hiked over 100 miles, camped in a wide range of climate circumstances, developed an appreciation for public talking, and discovered a large number of life abilities.
Alex’s Eagle mission was accomplished on the Japanese Cultural Institute in Gardena. The mission concerned the development of a 15-foot storage cupboard with sliding doorways and an hooked up white board within the JCI’s convention room. Two lecture rooms had been additionally patched and painted. Approximately 50 scouts, grownup volunteers, and pals attended the mission, ensuing within the contribution of over 400 whole volunteer hours.
Alex was honored to work with the JCI, which has been an necessary a part of his life for over ten years. He has helped with their carnivals and spent a few years studying karate of their dojo. Alex financed his mission via fundraisers, non-public donations, and earnings from his part-time job. He may be very grateful to all of the volunteers and troop leaders who helped make his mission successful for the JCI and the neighborhood it serves.
In addition to scouting, Alex is a black belt in Shotokan karate. He ran cross nation for his highschool and is a member of the Interact Community Service Club. He works on the Kumon Math and Reading Center, aiding youngsters in growth of math abilities, and has been accepted into the Torrance Police Department’s Explorer Program. Alex enjoys interacting with all varieties of individuals and inspiring them to cherish the optimistic points of life.
He plans to attend faculty this September, majoring in legal justice. Alex has overcome plenty of challenges in his life via braveness, fortitude and optimism, whereas sustaining his distinctive humorousness.
Tyler Shu, 17, is a senior at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. He earned his Eagle Scout rank on Aug. 22, 2019. Tyler has been concerned in scouting since 2011, beginning as a Webelos Scout in Cub Scout Pack 970 at Vista Grande Elementary School after which becoming a member of Boy Scout Troop 378 in 2013. His previous management positions embrace assistant patrol chief, troop information (two phrases), assistant senior patrol chief, historian, patrol chief, and senior patrol chief.
He earned 26 benefit badges in addition to particular recognitions such because the Arrow of Light, National Outdoor Camping Award, Silver E, Firem’n Chit, Totin’ Chip, and Cyber Chip. Tyler’s favourite benefit badge earned was the Pioneering badge as a result of he likes to construct issues with ropes and poles. His favourite reminiscence of Boy Scouts was his time on the Philmont High Adventure Base Camp in New Mexico, the place he went on a strenuous five-day hike, withstood a ferocious hailstorm, performed playing cards, took refreshing showers, loved a terrific campfire program, and slept underneath the celebrities.
Tyler’s Eagle mission was at Seaside Parent Participation Preschool. At the varsity’s playground, he refined a sandbox and constructed and put in picket platforms for his or her playhouses, a planter field for a vegetable and flower backyard, picnic tables, and a sand and water desk for the younger youngsters to get pleasure from sooner or later. Over 180 volunteer hours had been contributed by greater than 40 scouts and grownup volunteers to assist make the mission successful.
Outside of scouting, Tyler has volunteered for numerous organizations reminiscent of South Bay Math Circle, Compton Initiative, and Double Dribble. He additionally went on a mission journey together with his youth group to the Navajo Nation throughout the summer season of 2019. Basketball is an enormous a part of his life, enjoying for the F.O.R. Eagles since kindergarten and in any respect ranges in highschool. He has acquired the Frosh/Soph Defensive Player Award, the J.V. Coach’s Award, and was co-captain of the J.V. staff. His different pursuits embrace tenting and enjoying guitar for his church’s worship staff.
He particularly enjoys enjoying with the household canine, Lacey, and consuming out together with his siblings and pals. Tyler is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, and Peninsula High School Physics staff. He additionally works as a tutor for Brite Mind’s Learning Center. Tyler plans to check electrical engineering within the fall.
Out of all of the honors he has acquired, he’s proudest of incomes the rank of Eagle.
Jordan Yee, 17, at present is a senior at West Torrance High School. He earned his Eagle Scout rank on Sept. 26, 2019. His household consists of his mother and father Terence and Julia Yee, and sisters Karesa and Angela. Jordan joined Boy Scout Troop 378 in 2014. His previous management positions embrace Order of the Arrow consultant, senior patrol chief, assistant senior patrol chief, patrol chief, assistant patrol chief, and chaplain. During his journey in scouting, he earned 25 benefit badges and the President’s Volunteer Service Award-Gold stage.
Jordan’s Eagle Project supported the Toberman Neighborhood Center’s Christmas occasion. He organized the gathering of donations of toys, books, and hygiene merchandise, which had been assembled into 350 care packages (backpacks) to be distributed to underprivileged youngsters within the Toberman neighborhood in San Pedro. Jordan additionally constructed two “corn hole” video games that had been donated to the middle. The mission required two occasion dates going down over two weekends.
During the primary weekend, care packages had been assembled, and the corn gap video games had been made. The second weekend was the Toberman Neighborhood Center’s Christmas occasion at which the care packages had been distributed, and numerous exercise cubicles and video games had been staffed. Jordan’s staff of about 50 volunteers donated 325 hours to help his mission. Many members of the family, pals, troop members, Bread of Life Church members, and dentists locally donated cash and gadgets for the care packages. Jordan felt very blessed to have his entire neighborhood help his mission.
Jordan’s different actions embrace serving as ASB president and enjoying on the boys’ basketball and volleyball groups at West High School. He is a member of the California Scholarship Federation, National Honor Society, and the Torrance Youth Council. He additionally works as a referee for the CYC boy’s basketball league. Jordan has participated within the LEAD (Leadership, Exploration and Development) program, and represented West High School on the California Boy’s State.
He is the CEO/founding father of a nonprofit group, SHINE (Students Helping in Neighborhoods Everywhere), which has taught courses and supported occasions for youth on the Toberman Neighborhood Center.
Jordan plans to attend faculty within the fall of 2020 to pursue a level in enterprise economics.