Troop 97 had an Eagle Court of Honor recently, to congratulate four young men who accomplished Scoutings highest achievement- Eagle Scout. The event took place at Fullerton’s Community Center on January 5th, 2019.
Over one hundred family members and friends were on hand to honor the four new Eagle Scouts, and applaud their efforts over their years in the Scouting program.
The four honored Scouts were Steven Baek, Sebastian Gutierrez, Ben Lopez and Colton Wert. Their combined accomplishments include 136 merit badges, twenty-one summer camps attended and over seven hundred miles hiked.
Three have currently moved on to college- California Maritime Academy (Baek), UC Santa Barbara (Gutierrez), Cal Poly Pomona (Lopez), while Colton Wert is a senior at Sunny Hills High School.
All four Scouts pointed to their Scout careers, adult leaders, and loving parents, as being beneficial in shaping the young men they have become.
Scoutmaster Gene Mason and Senior Patrol Leader John Phillips, took turns emceeing the event.
- Steven Baek- built 200 white crosses for Memory Garden Memorial Park’s Memorial Day event.
- Sebastian Gutierrez- Created a forty-foot long dinosaur mural in the Children’s place yard at Morningside Presbyterian Church.
- Ben Lopez- Built six orange crates with unique hand-painted labels and a wooden train model on a five foot track for Fullerton Library’s Fullerton History display.
- Colton Wert- Built five wooden benches for Sunny Hills High School and oversaw a clothing drive, collecting and donating sixty bags of clothes to Goodwill.
Caption: Eagle Scouts Steven Baek, Sebastian Gutierrez, Ben Lopez, and Colton Wert