Palisades Boy Scouts Earn Rank of Eagle Scout

The 25 members of Palisades’ Troop 223 who were recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Photo: Courtesy Molly Coleman.

Troop 223 awards 25 Eagle Scouts.

By Staff Writer

On November 20, 25 members of Boy Scout Troop 223 of Pacific Palisades were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor dinner and ceremony at St. Matthew’s Parish School.

Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in scouting with significant multi-year requirements in the areas of leadership, service and outdoor skills.

The Eagle Court of Honor included an address by Scoutmaster Michael K. Lanning of Pacific Palisades, as well as an introduction and presentation on each new Eagle Scout written and delivered by an older Eagle Scout from a previous year.

The scouting program of Troop 223 focuses on developing character and leadership in young people through a wide range of outdoor activities and educational programs. Troop 223, under the leadership of Mike Lanning, has a 60-year tradition of scouting in Pacific Palisades advancing more than 750 scouts to the rank of Eagle, the most of any troop in the United States.

The 25 scouts awarded their Eagle Scout were Colin Ashley, Nicholas Bouza, Greyson Chavez, Thomas Conlin, Zachary Davidson, Joshua Davies, William DePue, William Fair, Spencer Flippen, Griffin Gluck, Cole Hillyer, William Kolsky, Roger Kozlyuk, Zachary Laurence, Diego Manzo, Jehu Morning, William Nutt, Chase Plager, Lukas Richards, Dylan Robson, Nathaniel Russell, Ethan Sartory, Orion Spatafora, Finlay Taylor and William Ufkes.

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