Scouting has been an important part of Ethan Walch’s life since he was 8 years old. He joined the Cub Scouts at that age, and then he became a Boy Scout and joined Troop 391 at age 11. Since becoming a Boy Scout, Ethan has earned a total of 25 merit badges. Ethan’s favorite merit badge was Small Boat Sailing, partly because he and Jeffrey Malmrose won the Camp Regatta at the end of their week at camp.
Ethan has served in a number of leadership positions in Troop 391 including senior patrol leader, quartermaster, and chaplain’s aide. Ethan did his Eagle Scout project for Club 21, a nonprofit learning and resource center in Pasadena that provides assistance to people with Down syndrome and their families. Ethan wanted to do a project for Club 21 because he has a new baby sister who has Down syndrome. For his project, he directed a group of Scouts and adults in building, painting, and installing several shelves that now hold teaching equipment and supplies, providing more floor space for the children to play and learn at the Club 21 facility.
Ethan is currently 14 years old and is a ninth grader at Crescenta Valley High School. He has three younger brothers and two younger sisters. He is a member of the cross country and track teams, and looks forward to training again after a long recovery period from a foot injury.
He also enjoys music, including singing in the school chorus and playing clarinet, bass clarinet, piano, and he is beginning to learn the bass guitar. Since kindergarten, he has played soccer, basketball, and baseball in the local community leagues.
His favorite hobbies are reading, sports, hanging out with his friends, and playing video games.
Jeffrey Kirk Malmrose
Jeffrey Kirk Malmrose, a 14 year-old freshman at Crescenta Valley High School, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. Jeffrey is a member of Troop 391 of the Verdugo Hills Council, sponsored by the Verdugo Hills Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jeffrey started his Scouting career in Pack 391, earning his Arrow of Light prior to joining Troop 391. He has served as senior patrol leader, and troop bugler.
Jeffrey’s Scouting adventures include summer camps at Camp Kern and many campouts with his troop. In 2010, he attended the 100 Year Scout Commemoration Jamboree at Bonelli Park in San Dimas and he also participated in the 2011 Verdugo Hills Council Camporee. In qualifying for the rank of Eagle, Jeffrey earned 28 merit badges and recorded over 25 nights camping.
Jeffrey’s favorite Scouting campout was the Cogswell bike trip. His favorite campout foods are teriyaki with rice backpack dinners, and Lil’ Smokies. His best moment was winning the sailing regatta at Camp Kern, summer 2011, and his favorite merit badge was Small Boat Sailing.
Jeffrey’s Eagle Scout project consisted of rebuilding and filling grow boxes at Tierra del Sol School in Sun Valley, enabling the special needs students to plant and cultivate gardens. He also supervised the sanding and painting of park benches, and the building of animal cages on the campus of the school.
Jeffrey was on Crescenta Valley’s junior varsity water polo team in the fall, and is in training to participate on the junior varsity swim team in the spring. Jeffrey enjoys singing in the Crescenta Valley High School A Cappella Men’s Choir, and is a straight A student.
Jeffrey continues living the Scout spirit, having contributed over 50 service hours towards achieving the Crescenta Valley High School’s service award.
Paul Charles Broberg
Paul Broberg, a 15-year-old ninth grader at La Cañada High School, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Paul is a member of Troop 398, associated with the La Cañada First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Paul has served as patrol leader, has camped in excess of 30 nights, and has earned 34 merit badges. He has camped in the Sierras, the San Gabriel Mountains, Camp Cherry Valley, and at Camp Steiner at the 10,000-foot elevation in Utah’s Uintah Mountains. He has participated in rock climbing and qualiﬁed as a member of the dime club in riﬂe shooting at Camp Kern.
In April of 2011, for his Eagle project Paul led a group of 30 Scouts and adults in clearing and constructing two picnic tables at his high school. The area was a weed covered, dirt area and a dry rock bed before Paul helped transform it into a useful place for students to sit, eat and study.
Spencer Lunt has been involved in Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting since he was 8 years old. He previously earned the Arrow of Light award, the highest award in Cub Scouting. Since becoming a Boy Scout and joining Troop 391 when he was 11 years old, Spencer has earned a total of 24 merit badges. The first merit badge he earned was Fingerprinting, and the latest merit badge he has earned is Camping. According to Spencer, Environmental Science was his most difficult merit badge, and Dentistry was his favorite. His work on the Dentistry merit badge sparked an interest in considering dentistry as a potential career.
Spencer has spent more than 25 nights camping and backpacking throughout Southern California, including in the San Gabriel Mountains, Sequoia National Forest and Joshua Tree National Park. One of the highlights of his Scouting experience was traveling to Southern Utah with a group of 40 other Scouts where they hiked the “narrows” of Zion National Park, played Frisbee golf on the ski slopes of Brian Head and went cliff jumping at Sand Hollow Reservoir.
Spencer has served in a number of leadership positions in Troop 391, including assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader and chaplain’s aide. He also served as an instructor at a camp for 11-year-old Scouts.
In satisfying the requirements for the Eagle Scout rank, Spencer directed the restoration and replanting of flower beds at La Crescenta Elementary School. These flower beds were approximately 100 yards long and in a serious state of neglect. Working with school administrators, he solicited donations and discounts for new plants and gardening materials. He then directed more than 60 volunteers in weeding and replanting the flower beds, repairing the irrigation system and covering the replanted flower beds with wood chips to impede weed growth.
Spencer is 14 years old and is an eighth grader at Rosemont Middle School. He has four younger brothers who look up to him and for whom he is blazing a trail in Scouting and life. He plays the drums and (somewhat grudgingly) the piano. He is also an avid athlete, having played soccer and basketball for more than eight years.
He enjoys reading, hanging out with his friends and video games. He also loves traveling. His favorite trip was to Peru, and Europe is currently at the top of his wish list.