Published : Friday, April 26, 2019 | 12:31 PM
The Eagle Scout rank is the highest award in scouting and its achievement is the most distinguished and honorable in a scout’s career. To attain this coveted rank, a scout must have commitment and perseverance, as well as the willingness to shoulder its many obligations and responsibilities. An Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America represents a life of honor, dedication, good citizenship, service to others, leadership, and ethical character. On October 7, 2018, St. Francis seniors Aedan Daniel Molina ’19 and Curtis Yun ‘19, both distinguished themselves by receiving the Eagle rank in a ceremony held by Troop 317 at Holy Redeemer Healy Hall, in Montrose, California. Officiating were Scoutmaster Roly Quizon and Assistant Scoutmaster David Januzik, and the celebration were attended by fellow scouts, families, friends and supporters.
Aedan Daniel Molina
Aedan Molina, son of Dan and Julie Molina of La Crescenta, was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. His achievement, dedication and service were celebrated at an Eagle Court of Honor on October 7, 2018 at Holy Redeemer Healy Hall in Montrose. He will soon be graduating from St. Francis High School in La Canada Flintridge, and will attend the California State University, Northridge, with a major in Film Production.
Aedan wanted to help and give back to his community as best he could. For his Eagle Scout project, he helped build a concrete and stone bench with a historical plaque on its face, for the 100 plus year old La Crescenta Woman’s Club at 4004 La Crescenta Avenue. With the invaluable coaching of local contractor Mike Smith, mentor Richard Toyon, Scoutmaster Roly Quizon, and assistance from his fellow Troop scouts, the La Crescenta Woman’s Club now has a beautiful bench overlooking their recently landscaped garden.
After long but ultimately satisfying and fulfilling years in scouting, Aedan Daniel Molina has now joined the elite rank of Eagle Scouts.
Curtis Yun, son of Geunwoo and Eunhyun of Sunland, started his scouting adventure as a Tiger Scout with Aedan Molina in Cub Scout Pack 314 at St. James-Holy Redeemer School. Nearly 12 years later, he is now a senior student at St. Francis High School, and achieved his Eagle Scout rank in a ceremony held at Holy Redeemer Healy Hall in Montrose. This coming fall, Curtis will be attending Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a major in Government.
To earn the rank of Eagle, the highest award in scouting, a scout must successfully fulfill all the many requirements and live the Scout Oath. The culmination of this scouting journey is the Eagle Scout project. For his project, Curtis led the construction of a recreational kiosk that would serve as a guide and welcoming marker for Rubio Canyon in Altadena, a property owned by the Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy (AFC). After holding discussions with residents who live near the trailhead, the design and logistics of the kiosk was finalized and approved. When you visit the canyon, you will see a kiosk that represents the outstretched wings of the hawks that fly over the canyon. The project also included the planting of native vegetation and spreading of mulch throughout the area. With the help of his dad, Geunwoo, AFC Scout Liaison Richard Toyon, and numerous Scouts and adults, the project was successfully completed last year. All his family, friends and fellow scouts of Troop 317, could not be any prouder of his accomplishments.
Curtis Yun, an honorable and well deserving new Eagle Scout, will continue to live and uphold the sacred values of a true Boy Scout of America.
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