week of leadership training (Oakbadge) where he earned the Oakie award
and this past summer, he was a merit badge counselor on Catalina Island,
Camp Cherry Valley. He will march in the Rose Bowl Parade on New Year's
Thomas Poole, the son of Cal and Naomi Poole of Tujunga, received the
rank of Eagle Scout as more than 80 friends, troop members and Scout
officials attended a Court of Honor.
For his Eagle project, Poole organized, managed and participated in
the clearing of almost three-quarters of an acre of overgrown underbrush
near Mount Mooney in the Angeles National Forest. Tom, 14 other Scouts
and 10 adults contributed a total of 590 hours to the project.
During his time as a Scout, Poole has earned a total of 23 merit
badges and has served in several leadership positions. These include
patrol leader, quartermaster, instructor, senior patrol leader and troop
guide. He has also reached the rank of Brotherhood in the Order of the
He is a graduate of Sunland's Advanced Education Academy and is
working and apprenticing as an electrician.
Ali Zreik of Glendale has completed a specialized educational program
in professional divorce planning and is now a certified divorce planner.
Zreik is trained to provide financial information and assistance to
people in the process of getting a divorce.