Michael Debbins and his Boy Scout Troop 16 completed a major outdoor renovation project at Keystone Montessori in Ahwatukee, providing a functional backyard environment for the lower elementary classrooms. The project included repurposing existing pavers, relocating composters, moving existing ground-level planter beds and stonework, and adding custom-made raised planter boxes and handcrafted benches to create a more beautiful outdoor space for the school children. Over 150 man-hours were invested on project day.
Lucas Selby is on his way to attaining the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America. There are many requirements in getting this Eagle rank, one of which is leading a service project in the community. Selby chose the town of Guadalupe for the community he wanted to affect.
Travis Seideman, of Boy Scout Troop 16, was recognized for attaining his Eagle Scout rank at a Court of Honor on May 24 at Desert Foothills United Methodist Church in Ahwatukee. Seideman’s Eagle Project included the design and completion of a community garden for the Ahwatukee Community Senior Center at Pecos Park. The garden, which includes an in-ground watering system, features above-the-ground planters that enable senior citizens to plant and maintain gardens while standing-up.
Boy Scout Troop 118 in Ahwatukee Foothills celebrated the advancement of six of its longtime scouts to the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor on Feb. 26: Jake Alme, Michael Burnett, Conner Perkins, Aidan Schramm, Benjamin Shurgrue — all Desert Vista students from Ahwatukee Foothills — and Jacob Cassavant from Chandler.
Hayden Innes, a freshman at Brophy College Prep from Troop 375, completed his Eagle Scout project for “Save the Family,” a non profit organization who help homeless families get established again by providing them living arrangements. The Ahwatukee resident’s court of honor will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Fry Building, in October.
Sam Rosendahl, 17, a senior patrol leader for Boy Scout Troop 118, chartered by the Parish of St. Benedict in Ahwatukee, did his Eagle project to benefit Bridging AZ, a furniture bank in Mesa. Jim Piscopo, founder and president of Bridging AZ, said the group is a 501(c)3 organization that works with several agencies through case workers providing beds, furniture, and sometimes household accessories to those transitioning from state/government supported or protective living environments (half-way houses, prison, shelters, etc.) to living on their own.
Jozef Bagby, 14, of Ahwatukee recently received his Eagle Scout Award in a court of honor ceremony on March 16 at Esperanza Lutheran Church. Bagby began his scouting career as a Cub Scout Webelos in 2007. He earned his Arrow of Light before bridging into Boy Scout Troop 124, and eventually transferred to Troop 14 after moving to Ahwatukee.
Grant Gaines, a student at Horizon Honors Community Learning
Center in Ahwatukee Foothills, has earned a prestigious honor in
scouting, his Eagle Rank. Gaines conducted his Eagle service
project at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control's (MCACC)
East Valley location.
Grant Gaines, a student at Horizon Honors Community Learning Center in Ahwatukee Foothills, has earned a prestigious honor in scouting, his Eagle Rank. Gaines conducted his Eagle service project at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control's (MCACC) East Valley location.
Cub Scouts from Ahwatukee Foothills Pack 278 helped spruce up
the grounds outside of the Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School on
Aug. 7. Scouts, siblings and parents picked up trash and swept
outside areas in preparation for the first day of school.
Robby Link, son of Ken and Karen Link of Ahwatukee and a
graduating senior of Mountain Pointe High School, was officially
presented his Eagle Scout badge on April 14 during his Eagle Scout
Court of Honor Ceremony at the Heard Scout Pueblo Stone Lodge in
James Hutchins serves as a Den Chief
for the Scorpions, a Webelos 2 Den at Cub Scout Pack 77, sponsored
by St. John Bosco Interparish School in Ahwatukee Foothills. This
year, the Pack awarded Hutchins the Den Chief Service Award for his
work with the Cub Scouts.
It is important for children to learn at a young age how to work
to attain a goal and cooperate with their peers, and the Boy Scouts
of America, which has been instilling these values in boys since
1910, has tried and true methods of inspiring youngsters to
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald