Tahoe City Boy Scout Alan Barton earns Eagle Scout rank

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212;-Tahoe City Boy Scout Alex Barton recently earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout, after passing his Eagle Board of Review in Reno, Nev. Sept. 22. Alex, a Junior at North Tahoe High School, began his scouting career in third grade when he joined Cub Scout Pack #264. Before he crossed to the Boy Scout Troop, Alex was awarded the Arrow of Light Award, the highest award in Cub Scouts. Since

joining Troop #266 in June, 2006, Alex has participated in various Troop activities, community service events and earned 36 merit badges.

During the summer of 2009 Alex completed his Eagle Scout Service Project, planning and leading the building and installation of informational signs and a kiosk for Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area near

Sacramento. Alex attended the National Youth Leadership Training camp last August with three other scouts and plans on pursuing additional leadership roles to help the Troop and higher awards through the Boy

Scout program. An Eagle Court of Honor will be planned for early next summer. Shown from left: Scoutmaster Bob McClintock, Melinda Barton, Alex Barton, Brian Barton, BSA Eagle Board of Review member Hank Malasky and Troop Committee Chairman Ron Parson.

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