After many years of earning badges together with Boy Scout Troop 390, chartered to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in La Crescenta, Jake Gillins and Nick Mitchell reached their lifetime goals of becoming Eagle Scouts.
Gillins, an upcoming junior at CVHS, organized 37 volunteers for his Eagle project. He led the group in refurbishing and repairing bedroom furniture used by patients and their families at the Ronald McDonald House in Pasadena. The volunteers contributed over 100 hours of service. Gillins said he is grateful for the community’s support at his fundraiser at TOGO’s in La Crescenta.
He said his most enjoyable scouting experiences were the camping trips.
He is the son of Bryant and Deborah Gillins of La Crescenta.
Mitchell’s Eagle project was to build three re-bound boards for the CVHS water polo teams. Requiring over 180 hours of service, the boards’ construction would not have been possible without the help of many volunteers from Troop 390 and the boys in CVHS’ Aquatics Program. Rick Ricketts, who welded the frames, was especially generous with his time, tools and talent. Monetary and material donations were provided by OSH, Home Depot, CVHS PTSA, ASB, Aquatics Booster Club, friends and family. A member of the water polo team, Nick will be a sophomore next year at CVHS and is the son of Andrew and Kari Mitchell.
The achievements of Gillins and Mitchell were recognized at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sunday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in La Crescenta.