On the morning of Sunday, Nov. 7, overlooking the San Pedro Harbor aboard the SS Lane Victory, four Boy Scouts belonging to Monrovia Troop 66 received their rank of Eagle Scout along with numerous other Scouts who received their ranks and awards. This is the 5th Eagle Scout for Troop 66.
The SS Lane Victory is an American Victory-class cargo ship used in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. The ship was preserved in 1989 to serve as a museum ship in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles, California. As a rare surviving Victory ship, she was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
Troop 66 Eagle Scouts were presented their Eagle medals by their parents and each mom pinned the medal on their son’s chest. It was a moving experience for each family to be a part of their son’s journey and to see it come to fruition after years of hard work, service, and devotion to the BSA program. Congratulations on earning your Eagle rank Tyler Ford, Nicholas Milazzo, Luca Ammon and Scott Reynolds. Lighting the Eagle candle today was Troop 66’s 1st Eagle Scout Alexander Gallivan.
Troop 66 had the distinct pleasure in awarding and recognizing the following Scouts who advanced in rank due to their hard work and dedication. Scouts who advanced to the rank of Scout are James Rangel Vierra, Micah Beltran, Charles Gerringer & William Wysock Jr.
Scouts advancing to Tenderfoot are James Rangel Vierra, Micah Beltran, Charles Gerringer & William Wysock Jr. Scouts advancing to 2nd Class are James Rangel Vierra, and Maxwell Rily. Next, we have two Scouts who advanced to the rank of 1st Class, James Rangel Vierra and Maxwell Rily.
The First-Class rank represents a significant step on the Eagle Trail. First Class Scouts have learned to abide by the code to which a true and mature Scout is forever bound, his personal honor and the Scout Oath and Law. Next, Troop 66 recognized and awarded Kendon Beltran the Rank of Star Scout and Christopher Gallivan the Rank of Life Scout.