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Congratulations

July 31, 2010
(Dlugolecki Photography )

Receiving the Eagle Scout designation

Three La Crescenta Boy Scouts have received the rank of Eagle Scout.

Joseph Dominic Natalizio began his Scouting career as a Wolf Scout in Den 3 Pack 302 at Monte Vista Elementary School and continued through Webelos, ultimately receiving his Arrow of Light Award and bridging to Troop 303 in 2003.

With Troop 303 he attended summer camps at Makualla, Mataguay, Fiesta Island and Cherry Valley. He also attended the 2005 National Scout Jamboree with the Western Los Angeles County Council Troop 931, where he met and traded patches with Scouts from the West San Fernando Valley and across the United States.

Backpacking, camping and climbing were his main activities as a member of Troop 303. Highlights of his Scouting career include the trek across Catalina Island in 2007 and the climbs of Half Dome, Mt. San Jacinto, Mt. San Gorgonio and Mt. Baldy. He was also crew leader of Crew 810 P1 on the Philmont Scout Ranch Trek in 2007, which meant he had to wake up before everyone else.

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He served his troop as den chief, assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, scribe, assistant senior patrol leader and senior patrol leader.

Eagle project was to collect and distribute kitchen wares to the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children. He will attend Ohio State University in the fall.

Eric Travis Boyd became a Cub Scout in Pack 302, led by Kym Jarnot, and was joined by his preschool buddies Sean Jarnot and Keith Sugimura. He was bridged into Troop 303, again with his buddies Sean and Keith, and his new friend Joseph. He went on many outings of Troop 303, including the annual dunking at Fishbowls, Camp Makuala, Catalina and Philmont. He served on his troop's leadership committee as librarian, scribe and senior patrol leader.

He completed his Eagle Scout project in May 2009, leading a team of volunteers who affixed labels with reading levels to the entire fiction collection at La Crescenta Elementary School library. He is the 2010 winner of the Falcon Award of Excellence, Crescenta Valley High School's highest honor, as well as the male scholastic athlete recipient of the Glendale ACE award for character and ethics. He will attend UCLA in the fall.

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