The Eagle Scout rank is the highest award in scouting and its achievement is the most distinguished and honorable in a scout’s career. An Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America represents a life of honor, dedication, good citizenship, service to others, leadership, and ethical character.
On the evening of May 22, an Eagle Court of Honor was held at Holy Redeemer Healy Hall where Michael Joseph Misetich and Silas Edmund FitzGerald both received the Eagle rank in a ceremony held by Troop 317. Officiating was Scoutmaster David Januzik, Scoutmaster (Emeritus) Rich Toyon, and attended by assistant scoutmasters, fellow scouts, families, friends and supporters.
Michael Joseph Misetich
Mike Misetich is the son of Chuck and Joanne Misetich of La Crescenta.
After the Station Fire damaged local mountains and many nature trails, Misetich wanted to help and give back to the community as best he could. For his Eagle Scout project, he helped rebuild a quarter-mile nature trail at Deukmejian Wilderness Park, complete with eight carsonite markers, each with a sign describing something of interest along the trail. He also installed a post at the trailhead with a mailbox to hold guides for the hikers. With the coaching of Jeff Weinstein from Glendale Parks and Open Spaces, the Mummy Rock Nature Trail now has better access and resistance to the elements for the enjoyment of all hikers.
After long but satisfying and fulfilling years in scouting, Michael Joseph Misetich, has now joined the proud and honorable rank of Eagle Scouts.
Silas Edmund FitzGerald
Silas FitzGerald is the son of Nate and Rebecca FitzGerald of La Crescenta.
For FitzGerald, his Eagle Scout project demonstrated an exceptional ability for leadership and service to others. Joining the L.A. Falcons Track and Cross-country Club as a six grader in 2009 and progressively running record times in high school at CVHS, he usually ran the trails at Crescenta Valley Park. For the benefit of all visitors, hikers and runners alike, he installed a trail map and trail markers in the park. His family, friends, fellow scouts and longtime CVHS track and cross-country coach Mark Evans were proud of his accomplishment.
Silas Edmund FitzGerald, representing the Boy Scouts of America at its finest, has now joined the elite rank of Eagle Scouts.