Last weekend, four outstanding young men received the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout rank, which I was pleased to recognize with certificates highlighting their achievements. Troop 9 of Moanalua Middle School hosted the Eagle Scout Court of Honor on March 3, 2018 to confer the rank of Eagle Scout on Tyler Galino, Michael Ajimura, Cody Onuma, and Colby Nagano.
Achieving the rank of Eagle Scout is an arduous task which requires years of dedication, personal commitment, and hard work. Eagle Scout candidates are also required to complete an Eagle Service project to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project that benefits his community. Due to the demanding and comprehensive requirements to achieve this rank, only 4% of Boy Scouts ever achieve the status of Eagle Scout.
Two of the Eagle Service projects involved repainting community resources in the Moanalua community. Cody supervised the repair and repainting of the tetherball courts in Moanalua Middle School, and Tyler repainted the walls near the entrance of Calvary Child Care Center, as well as the hallways leading to its classrooms, and its kitchen area. Michael’s and Colby’s projects made improvements in other communities; Michael supervised the repainting of a wooden stage and sidewalk arrows for tricycles for KCCA Muriel Preschool in Kakaako, while Colby coordinated with Mouna Farm Arts and Cultural Village in Waianae to create a Peace Garden.
As we look for more ways to make individual communities sustainable and ready to tackle neighborhood emergencies or natural disasters, young leaders like these new Eagle Scouts will be a valuable resource for residents of Moanalua to draw upon. Congratulations again to our Eagle Scouts from Moanalua Middle School Troop 9, and we look forward to the positive impact they will have in the Moanalua community!