Stephen Carhart is an Eagle Scout – October 20th, 2014
Stephen Carhart became an Eagle Scout on Monday evening, October 20th, 2014, at the Palo Alto Boy Scout Service Center in an Eagle Scout Rank Board of Review. We congratulate Stephen for reaching this significant milestone of his Scouting journey.
Stephen joined Troop 222 in 2009 from Pack 222. He began his scouting career as a Tiger Cub. With Troop 222 he has earned 23 merit badges. His leadership positions within the Troop include Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Troop Scribe. He was nominated to the Order of the Arrow in 2014. He has attended summer scout camps with the Troop, including Camp Oljato, Camp Chawanakee, and Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island.
He has completed five Fifty Miler backpack trips with Troop 222, including the infamous Mount Whitney trip during the summer of 2012 where bridges had to be built to cross several swollen rivers. This past summer’s trip to Emigrant Wilderness was his favorite trip of all because of the chance to play cards and relax in the beautiful wilderness with his Boy Scout friends.
Stephen’s Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project was to replace two dilapidated horseshoe pits for Flood Park. He learned that horseshoes is a popular game at the park, but the current pits were old and needed refurbishment. Stephen organized and led 23 scouts, parents, and friends in the volunteering of a total of 174 community service hours to complete the project. Stephen thanks Phil Hage and Park Ranger Stephen Kramer for advising him on his project.
Stephen is a junior at Menlo-Atherton High School where he has been very active both academically and athletically. He has been on the Honor Roll every semester and is a midfielder on the M-A Lacrosse team. Stephen is also a member of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, where he has worked with special-needs kids, served as a camp counselor for several summers, and served on mission trips to San Diego and Mexicali.
We thank Duke Evans (Troop 222 Advancement Chair) for coordinating Stephen’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, and Duke Evans. David Fichou (Troop 222 Scoutmaster) provided the introduction for the candidate. Stephen 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. Carhart and his stellar representation of Troop 222.
Stephen has been supported by his father Tom, mother Lisa, brother Will (Eagle Scout), and sister Elisabeth in his Eagle journey.
Congratulations again, Stephen!