[Troop222All] Congratulations to the latest Troop 222 Eagle Scout! Alex Lazich

Alex Lazich is an Eagle Scout – March 17th, 2014
Congratulations, Alex!

Alex Lazich became an Eagle Scout on Monday evening, March 17th, 2014, at the Palo Alto Boy Scout Service Center in an Eagle Scout Rank Board of Review. We congratulate Alex for reaching this significant milestone of his Scouting journey.

Alex joined Troop 222 in 2007 from Pack 222, where he began his scouting career as a Wolf Cub. With Troop 222 he has earned 29 merit badges. His leadership positions within the Troop included Den Chief, Assistant Patrol Leader, and Patrol Leader. He served as both Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader, working closely with Scoutmaster David Fichou and other Troop Leaders. He became a member of the Order of the Arrow in 2013. He has attended many years of summer scout camp including three years of Camp Oljato and two years at Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island. 

He has participated in many Fifty Miler backpack trips with Troop 222, including the famous Mount Whitney trip during the summer of 2012 where bridges had to be built to cross several swollen rivers.  This past summer Alex lead Crew 3 to the top of the Tooth of Time and Mount Baldy at Philmont Scout Ranch in Northern New Mexico.  Among his many adventures with Troop 222, Alex considers rafting on Cache Creek to be his most memorable scouting experience.  In addition to all the water gun fights, floating down the river in a “party barge” and rafting down class three rapids proved to be a wet experience.

Alex’s Scout Leadership Service Project was to rebuild a donated green house for Sequoia High School. In addition to replacing the damaged wood, plastic panels, and painting it, the design had to be “figured out” using the only three photos existing that depicted the original intact green house.  With the help of many scouts, parents, friends and his family and fellow Sequoia students, he completed the extensive project.   Phil Hage and Drew Schultz advised him on his project .

Alex is a Senior at Sequoia High School where he has been very active both academically and athletically.  He is enrolled in the globally-recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, which requires him to take advanced academic coursework in a foreign language, mathematics and science; complete a Senior Thesis; and pass a series of rigorous examinations in order to receive his IB Diploma.  Alex’s thesis topic was on the history of the Glass-Steagall Act and the implications of its repeal in 1999.  
Alex has also been active on Sequoia High School’s Cross-Country team and Badminton team, where he served as Team Captain as a Junior.  He plays tenor saxophone in the Sequoia High School Jazz Band and is an avid skier.

Alex is active in the community as well; this year will mark his fourth Mission Trip with Trinity Presbyterian Church in San Carlos, where he and many of his friends will travel to Mexico to build homes for impoverished communities.  Alex also is a volunteer instructor at the Redwood City Community Center, working with local residents pursuing their U.S. Citizenship.  His fluency in Spanish has been a great asset in these endeavors.

We thank Duke Evans (Troop 222 Advancement Chair) for coordinating Alex’s Board of Review and also thank the members of the Board, which included Peggy Gluck (Redwood District Eagle Advancement Chair), David You (Redwood District Eagle Advancement Chair) Thomas Carhart, and Ken Johnson, and Duke Evans. David Fichou (Troop 222 Scoutmaster) provided the introduction for the candidate. Alex did a great job on this step in his journey to Eagle Scout. The board was very impressed with him and his thoughtful answers to their questions. As his scoutmaster, I was very proud of Mr. Lazich and his stellar representation of Troop 222.

When asked to summarize his career in one word, Alex quickly responded with “Gratifying.”  Alex has been supported by his father Michael Lazich, mother Jennifer Tsay, younger brother Gregory Lazich, and younger sister Ariana Lazich and the family dogs Kamy and Kyra.

Congratulations again, Alex!

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