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Published March 13th, 2024
Troop 204 Lafayette celebrates Eagle Scout service projects
Seated from left: Nicholas Owens, Griffin Rotundo, Luke Springer, Matthew Hoffman and Jace Carter, standing from left: Naoto Watanabe, James Bymaster, Ronan Collins, Lars Erickson, Lawrence Zhang and Ethan Lee Photo Provided

Lafayette Troop 204 proudly announces the successful completion of Eagle Scout service projects by its newest Eagle Scouts. These projects represent a significant milestone for both the scouts and the troop, which has been cultivating outdoor adventures, leadership skills, and community engagement for over 90 years.
Eagle Scout James Bymaster spearheaded a repair and restoration project at the Tilden Park steam train area for Golden Gate Live Steamers, preserving a beloved local attraction.
Eagle Scout Jace Carter oversaw the creation of a Lego activity table and conducted a Lego drive for Springhill Elementary School in Lafayette, fostering creativity and learning among students.
Eagle Scout Ronan Collins organized a toiletry drive for Project Open Hand in San Francisco, providing essential supplies to support the sick and vulnerable in the community.
Eagle Scout Lars Erickson led a project to restore a historic walnut huller and installed a sign sharing historical significance at Lar Rieu Park in Walnut Creek, preserving local heritage.
Eagle Scout Matthew Hoffman collaborated with Core Academy to build picnic tables, stump seats and shade coverage, enhancing outdoor recreational spaces for the students.
Eagle Scout Ethan Lee worked with the special education classroom at Springhill Elementary School by designing a sensory cart and alphabet bowling blocks, promoting inclusive learning experiences.
Eagle Scout Nicholas Owens managed the collection and shipped tennis equipment to Club de Tenis Las Cabras in rural Chile, expanding access to sports for underprivileged youth.
Eagle Scout Griffin Rotundo partnered with Lafayette Nursery School to establish a vertical edible school garden, enriching preschoolers' learning with a "Garden to Snack Table" experience.
Eagle Scout Luke Springer collaborated with Lindsay Wildlife Experience to build perches for large birds at their animal hospital, contributing to the well-being of wildlife.
Eagle Scout Naoto Watanabe conducted a music workshop for students at Maya Lin Elementary School in collaboration with the Bay Area Music Project, enriching their educational experience.
Eagle Scout Lawrence Zhang organized a fundraising initiative with Calvary Church to create Christmas Gift Boxes shipped worldwide to support less fortunate individuals.
Troop 204 Lafayette extends its heartfelt congratulations to these exemplary scouts for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their communities. These projects embody the spirit of scouting and uphold Troop 204 Lafayette's tradition of service and leadership.
Troop 204, Lafayette's oldest BSA troop, is celebrating 92 years of scouting and community service. Since the Troop's first Eagle Scout in 1945, the program has advanced 449 young men through Eagle Rank. Troop 204 meets at the historic cabin on the corner of School Street and 1st Street in Lafayette and is currently accepting new members. For more information, please visit www.troop204.com or contact scoutmaster@troop204.com

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