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February 10, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER and DEBRA CANO and MIMI KO CRUZ
Robert G. Harmston, a 16-year-old Fullerton Union High School student, has earned his Eagle Scout Award. Harmston, a Boy Scout from Troop 1201 since he was 7, now joins the small percentage--2%--of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank. He did so by building a trail with a wheelchair-accessible ramp at Upper Newport Bay in Newport Beach. He said he built the ramp so those who must use wheelchairs can enjoy the bay.
June 20, 2008 | Paloma Esquivel
An Eagle Scout has been arrested on suspicion of stealing iPods, cash and packs of cigarettes from more than two dozen cars, police said Thursday. Police spotted Carter Sudeith, 18, shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday -- just hours after his high school graduation -- in the 3700 block of Hamilton Street in Irvine. He was dressed in black, carrying a black backpack and wearing latex gloves, police said. Sudeith was looking for unlocked cars and was able to get into as many as 30 vehicles, police said.
April 1, 1997
The City Council has honored two teenagers, Ryan Shelby Creager and Kevin Kenji Morimoto, for reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. Creager, 15, attends Cypress High School, and Morimoto, 17, goes to Pacifica High. Both belong to Boy Scout Troop 507. Both completed projects that involved painting school classrooms and bathrooms. The resolutions stated that the council "is very proud" to have them as city residents.
December 23, 1999 | CHARLOTTE BOECHLER and FO(2 Photos) Bob Warner, 82, listens to carolers led by Bill Steigelman, left, at Camarillo Convalescent Hospital.
There are merit badges for community service, for water safety and compass reading, but Bill Steigelman, a 16-year-old local Boy Scout, has earned his badge in a unique way--through caroling. Bill, a Scout since second grade, didn't know what to do to advance from Life Scout to Eagle Scout--the highest rank in the Boy Scouts. But as a music lover with a compassionate heart, he wondered, "Why don't I do something for the elderly . . . I know this is a time when people can be lonely."
A pair of Orange County twins who say they have spent the good part of their young lives fulfilling the Boy Scout credo, except duty to God, were described by their father as "120 miles high" Monday after nearing their dream of becoming Eagle Scouts. The legal battle over Michael and William Randall's future in the Scouts has raged for seven years because of their refusal to adhere to the organization's commitment to God.
December 22, 1992 | GEOFF FEIN
For 15-year-old Aldo Quintana of Ventura, reaching the level of Eagle Scout has been an uphill struggle. Two years ago, he all but gave up on Scouting after his father's death. "I lost interest in Scouting after my father died, but my mom urged me on," he said. Now, Aldo's renewed goal of becoming an Eagle Scout is within reach as he completes his final step, delivering a picnic table that he built for the disabled to Camino Real Park.
July 10, 2008 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
An 18-year-old Irvine Eagle Scout arrested last month on suspicion of stealing iPods, cash and cigarettes from vehicles pleaded guilty to seven misdemeanor counts in court last week and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Carter Andrew Sudeith, 18, was also sentenced to three years' probation and is scheduled to begin serving his jail time Monday.
August 3, 1993 | STEPHANIE SIMON
As a young Explorer Scout, Zachary Isom kept tabs on his troop's community service programs: He watched his older brother plant flowers on a freeway overpass and a friend clear brush from an overgrown trail. While he appreciated their efforts to beautify the city, Zachary vowed to do something more people-oriented. And now, needing to log 40 hours of community service to earn his Eagle Scout award, Zachary has come up with a plan to install smoke alarms in senior citizens' homes.
February 7, 1993
Daniel W. Besocke, 17, of Arcadia Boy Scout Troop 125, has become the fourth son in his family to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Richard, Charles and Walter Besocke, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Besocke and members of the same troop, previously won Scouting's highest rank. Daniel has served as patrol leader and senior patrol leader of his troop, participating in Camporees, Scout Expos, backpacking, snow and water skiing and Colorado River canoe trips. He earned 24 merit badges.
July 6, 1991 | HERBERT J. VIDA
David G. Alleman of Yorba Linda was one of three Eagle Scouts from across the country to be awarded a $3,000 scholarship by an endowment from former Texas Gov. William P. Clements. About 1,700 Eagle Scouts submitted applications for the awards program, which recognizes a "superb record of accomplishments" during their time as a Scout.
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