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Scout's trail markers have dual purpose

March 27, 2013|By Joyce Rudolph
  • For his Eagle project, Boy Scout Gordon Greer led fellow Scouts in constructing mileage and altitude markers and planting them every half-mile from the base of Stough Nature Center to the first radio tower.
For his Eagle project, Boy Scout Gordon Greer led fellow… (Courtesy of Mary…)

A Scout's Eagle project could save a life.

Gordon Greer, of Burbank Boy Scout Troop 209, received the rank of Eagle Scout during his Eagle Court of Honor in February. This is the highest rank a member can receive in Scouting.

In addition to earning all the required merit badges, Gordon had to complete an Eagle project. This includes planning, developing and giving leadership to others in a project that benefits one's community.

With the help of his fellow Boy Scouts, he constructed mileage and altitude markers, planting them every half-mile from the base of Stough Canyon Nature Center to the first radio tower.

These markers will not only be helpful to hikers, but also be beneficial to Burbank search and rescue teams when determining the location of someone who may be hurt or lost.

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A big thank you to Home Depot for donating the materials and to Santoro's Sandwich Shop for supplying the food.

Gordon's proud parents are Michael and Mary Greer.

Parade grand marshal announced

One of the benefits of serving on the Burbank on Parade Committee is knowing everything first. At its meeting last week, the committee voted to have Tim Conway Jr. as its grand marshal.

Yes he's the son of comedian Tim Conway, who starred on “The Carol Burnett Show.” And if the senior Conway has the morning of April 6 free, he might be joining his son in the ride down Olive Avenue from Keystone to Lomita streets.

The junior Conway lives in Burbank and isn't shy about bragging about all our wonderful town has to offer as he hosts his nightly show on KFI AM 640.

Several other local celebs are planning to ride in the parade, but I don't want to give all the surprises away. Parade President Carey Briggs, Parade Chairwoman Joanne Miller, Creative Director Wayne Poirier and Treasurer David Freedman have been the driving force to get this parade on the street. When you see them around town, give 'em a pat on the back and a big thank you!

Students meet Schiff in D.C.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recently met 25 eighth-graders and their chaperons from Muir Middle School in Washington D.C. The students were visiting the nation’s capital on spring break and Schiff took their questions and discussed his priorities in Congress.

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