Published June 28th, 2017
New Eagle Scouts for Troop 237
Submitted by Dede Ramsey
Troop 237's newest Eagle Scouts, from left, Will Fehrnstrom, Soren Faulkner, Adam Fahd, Diego Martell, Mark Presten, and Nicholas Kim
Members of Orinda Boy Scout Troop 237, Adam Fahd, Soren Faulkner, Will Fehrnstrom, Nicholas Kim, Diego Martell and Mark Presten achieved Scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout. Their Eagle Court of Honor celebrating their achievement will be held on June 11 at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church. Scoutmaster Dan Lyons will present the awards to the scouts.
Fahd's Eagle Scout project aimed to help underprivileged children at St. Cornelius Catholic School in Richmond by collecting books for grade levels K-5. Faulkner helped to build "a monument more lasting than bronze," complete with inlaid Roman mosaic patio and two benches, which creates an outdoor community space for Latin Club members. Fehrnstrom wanted to serve the homeless in our community by collecting, sorting, packaging and distributing toiletry items for the upcoming winter months. For his Eagle Service Project, Kim partnered with the St. Vincent Day Home in West Oakland, leading efforts to design, construct and deliver a much-needed, large 6-door wood cabinet with shelves to hold books, supplies and toys. Martell, former Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 237, led the solicitation, organization and assembly of 23 comprehensive emergency preparedness kits for Mount Pleasant Elementary School in San Jose. Presten chose to benefit Children's Hospital Oakland, by collecting Legos, play-dough, character band aids and books to help ease the anxiousness of young patients, particularly longer-term patients.
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