Adam Dean Fiffles obtained the highest honor in scouting when he became an Eagle Scout on June 23. Adam joined Glendale Troop 118 of the Verdugo Hills Council at the age of 10 and has been in the scouting program from the early age of 7, having joined as a Tiger Cub Scout in the Verdugo Woodlands Cub Scout Pack 131, and then on to Boy Scouts in Troop 118. Troop 118 in Glendale is one of the oldest existing Boy Scouts Troops in the country having been established in 1928.
Adam recently graduated from Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta, where he was a member of the Varsity Comedy sports team, active in Cinema and served as staff photographer for the Year Book.
Adam has held numerous leadership positions in Troop 118 including assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, quartermaster, assistant senior patrol leader and senior patrol leader. He has earned 36 merit badges, 7 of which were earned in his first month as a Scout, a Troop record. Adam has attended numerous camping and backpacking trips as well as NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training). Adam served on staff at subsequent NYLT camps as troop guide, assistant senior patrol leader and senior patrol leader. Using his experience and training, Adam then went on to form and lead a new NYLT camp for the Verdugo Hills Council as senior patrol leader.
For his Eagle Project, Adam led a team of scouts, Scoutmasters and parents on a restoration of the hiking trail in Brand Park. Under Adam’s direction and planning this popular and scenic trail head was brought back to its former glory at the request of the Brand Park officials. The team cleared and rerouted the trail, created steps, installed posts, benches and chain fencing, making the trail safer and more enjoyable to the many hikers that frequent the park.
Scouting has given Adam priceless opportunities for otherwise unavailable experiences along with camaraderie, training, learning, adventure as well as developing his leadership skills.
Adam enjoys all of the opportunities that Scouting brings; camping, biking, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, cooking, along with computers, trading card games, and radio control aircraft. He intends to pursue a degree in psychology starting this fall.