Laguna Beach High student latest to make Eagle Scout

Zachary Chestelson

Zachary Chestelson, a member of the Boy Scout Troop 35 and Laguna Beach resident, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Only 3% of scouting members attain this prestigious honor, according to a press release.

Zachary, 17, of Laguna Beach High School, achieved the 21 merit badges required to receive the Eagle Scout award. For his final project, he refurbished the Presbyterian preschool playground.

Part of the project included proposing, planning and leading scouts to construct, paint and repair several supply cubbies on the playground. Laguna Presbyterian Church is very pleased with the quality of the scouts’ work, according to a press release.

Additional Boy Scout honors and awards earned by Zachary include a member of the Order of the Arrow, Philmont Trek and Senior Troop Leader. Zachary thanks the dedicated adult volunteers of Troop 35 for their efforts that made his Eagle Scout award possible.

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  1. Zach, I know feeding our gulls and all the punches in the nose had to help,
    But what really made this happen was your hard work and devotion to your goal.
    We couldn’t be more excited and proud for you. Great job and lots of love from me and Suzi.

  2. Congratulations to Zach for achieving the Boy Scouts highest honor. Of the 2.2 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 throughout the United States and its territories, just 3% reach this goal.


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