This past Saturday, two
different Boy Scouts brought together their troops, family and friends at the Norman Murray
Community Center in Mission
Viejo to help them build fences and reach their ranks as Eagle
Scouts. You may have noticed the Boy
Scouts planted the slopes recently.
“The City of Mission Viejo encourages our Boy Scouts. We probably do anywhere from 17 to 20 projects a year,” said Bryan Zahn, Senior Public Services Administrator for Mission Viejo.
Christopher Beal, 17 years old from Rancho Santa Margarita, Troop 818, started building the fence last weekend, but ran into some huge rocks and needed to finish this weekend. His mother, JoAnn Beal said, “It is a great way for the kids to give back. They are all playing on these soccer fields and it just seems fitting.” Christopher Beal said he is aspiring to major in business and marketing in the future.
Adam Wright, 14 years old from Ladera Ranch, Troop 748, was also building the fence in the parking lot at Norman P. Murray. They had to dig up some shrubs. The fence will keep people from taking short cuts between them.
The rank of Eagle Scout is an honor that very few scouts achieve. Through this process they build leadership and project management skills.
Beal and Wright serve as examples and leaders of what you can accomplish while being a teenager who excels in school and serves the community.