Riley Symons – 10/23/14

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On Thursday, October 23rd 2014 Riley Symons received his Eagle Scout rank.

Riley has been in scouting since 1st grade from cub scouts through boy scouts. His current troop is Riviera Troop 718.

For his Eagle project he designed and built large planting containers for St. Katherine’s Church in Redondo Beach, Riley’s church since birth. He felt that the church could use some landscape elements in their newly remodeled courtyard. Working with Father Michael and the needs of the church they decided to plant some useful plants for the church: Basil- which is used in some services, Rosemary- which is used to bless a home, and Oregano- because Greek cooking uses a lot of it in their recipes. Riley led several other scouts and friends on the construction of the project.

Riley is currently a sophomore at South High School. His parents, Ted and Melina Symons, along with his sister, Alexis, are so proud of his accomplishment.



Eagle Scout Rank

  • To earn the rank, a Boy Scout must:
    • Progress through the ranks in the following order:
      • Tenderfoot
      • Second Class
      • First Class
      • Star
      • Life
      • Eagle
    • Earn 21 merit badges, including:
      • First Aid
      • Citizenship in the Community
      • Citizenship in the Nation
      • Citizenship in the World
      • Communications
      • Environmental Science
      • Personal Fitness
      • Camping
      • Family Life
      • Personal Management
      • Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving
      • Cycling, Hiking, or Swimming
    • Serve six months in a troop leadership position.
    • Plan, develop, and give leadership to a service project for any religious organization or any school or community.
    • Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
    • Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.

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