2012-02-16 / Community

Scout made improvements at church to earn Eagle rank

Ian Walters Ian Walters Ian James Walters of Thousand Oaks recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Only 10 percent of all Boy Scouts in the nation attain this highest rank in Scouting.

A court of honor was held Feb. 4 at T.O.’s St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church to celebrate his achievement.

For his Eagle project, Ian, a junior at Thousand Oaks High School, designed, planned and completed a landscaping and irrigation project of two gardens at St. Patrick’s with the help of his fellow Scouts.

As an active member of Troop 787, Ian earned 22 merit badges and served in many troop leadership roles including assistant senior patrol leader.

Outside of Scouting, the 16-year-old is active in the community.

He has been an acolyte at St. Patrick’s Church since he was 10 and has volunteered with the homeless shelter, Manna House, and the Mad Attic Thrift Store and has served two years with the Conejo/ Las Virgenes Future Foundation Youth Leadership Congress.

Ian’s court of honor featured a commendation from Thousand Oaks City Councilmember Tom Glancy, the presentation of a U.S. flag flown over the U.S. Capitol on behalf of U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly, and proclamations from state Sen. Tony Strickland and Assemblymember Jeff Gorell.

Ian is the son of Mark and Kathryn Walters of Thousand Oaks.

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