Friends receive Eagle Scout honors |

Friends receive Eagle Scout honors

Michael Looper, 16, and best friend Tom McCallister, 15, received the highest rank in Boy Scouting, Eagle, in May. Their Court of Honor was held at North Star Mine in Grass Valley.

Tom has been in scouts since 1995. He joined Cub Scout Pack 854 and later joined Boy Scout Troop 787. He has earned 24 merit badges.

Tom’s Eagle Project was done for the Folsom City Zoo. He designed interactive signs that feature the tracks of animals. The tracks were sandblasted so visitors can feel the size and shape of the tracks. The name of the animal is in raised letters and Braille.

Tom is a freshman at Forest Lake Christian High School.

Tom is working to get his pilot’s license by age 17.

Michael has been in scouts since 1994. He joined Cub Scout Pack 787 and later Boy Scout Troop 787. He has earned 23 merit badges. Michael’s Eagle Project was is on display at the Sacramento Zoo. It is a full-size California Condor cut out of steel. It has layers of six more Raptor birds on the front with measurements showing their true wingspans.

Michael is a sophomore at Bear River High School. He looks forward to a career in Aeronautic Engineering and will soon start flying lessons. Both Tom and Michael are Junior Assistant Scoutmasters in troop 787.

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