Three Pleasanton brothers earn their Eagle Scout awards

John, Mark and Tim Lester are members of Pleasanton’s Troop 908

John, Mark and Tim Lester each earned their Eagle Scout award and will be honored together at a joint Eagle Scout Court of Honor in the coming weeks.

To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a Scout must be active in their troop, provide leadership and earn 21 merit badges in various areas, including citizenship, camping, communications, cooking and lifesaving or emergency preparedness, as well as demonstrate that they live by the principles of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.

All three brothers belong to Pleasanton's Troop 908, which is sponsored by St. Clare's Episcopal Church. Each of the three have held multiple offices in the troop, including patrol leaders, senior patrol leader for troop camp-outs and assistant senior patrol leaders.

Scouts seeking the Eagle Scout award must also plan, develop and give leadership to others in a service project benefiting a religious institution, school or community group.

For their Eagle projects, John conducted a landscaping project for St. Augustine Catholic Church in Pleasanton, Mark built umpire equipment storage units for the Pleasanton Little League and Tim constructed helmet shelves for two baseball dugouts at Ken Mercer Sports Park.

John and Mark, twins, will be juniors and Tim will be a sophomore at Amador Valley High School when the coming school year begins this fall. John and Tim are both on the Amador varsity track team and competed in state finals and Mark is a member of the Amador marching band.

All of the boys enjoy traveling and the outdoors, and plan to attend a four-year college. Both John and Tim would like to continue running track in college.

The Lesters are a Scouting family; their dad, Tim, is an assistant scoutmaster and mom Elizabeth served as secretary of the troop committee. The Lesters' youngest son is a Cub Scout in Pack 948, with his dad as assistant cubmaster and mom as his den leader.

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