Cousins Eric Lessard and Kyle Moore of Livermore worked toward their Eagle Scout rankings at the same time, have both passed the Board of Review, and plan to share their Eagle Scout Court of Honor at a future date.
Both Eric and Kyle are members of Troop 924, sponsored by American Legion Post 237 in Pleasanton. Both also served as Patrol Leader and achieved the distinction of Honor Patrol.
Eric Lessard, the son of Scott and Mary Lessard, has participated in the annual Scouting for Food drive for the past eight years, as well as school food drives and collecting canned items for food banks and shelters. He has been a volunteer for many Eagle projects for his peers.
He is a senior at Livermore High School, where he was on the varsity volleyball. He has also been on basketball, baseball and cross-country teams. He has volunteered for AVPFirst as a member of the operations crew, setting up, maintaining and dismantling beach volleyball courts.
Eric's interests include snow skiing, hiking and beach volleyball, and he is involved in the Tri-Valley ROP medical occupation program. He has applied to universities for undergraduate studies in health science with the intent to pursue a masters as a physician's assistant.
His Eagle Scout project entailed designing and constructing a multipurpose toy box and magnetic wall for St. Michael School, which he attended, and leading a team of 15 boys on building and installation.
Kyle Moore, the son of Ken and Anna Marie Moore, was a counselor in training for Camp Royaneh during the summer of 2018. He has participated in the annual Scouting for Food drive for the past 11 years, as well as school food drives and collecting canned items for food banks and shelters.
Kyle is a senior at Granada High School, where he was on the swim team. His interests include photography, computers, swimming and snow skiing. He has applied to several universities and plans on a bachelor's degree in cyber security and computers, which are his passion.
Kyle's Eagle Scout project entailed designing and constructing two 12-foot ADA planter boxes at Granada High School. He raised $1,200 to fund the materials and led a team of 20 boys. The extra money was donated to the high school for future garden projects.
Both Eric and Kyle have both been altar servers at St. Michael Catholic Church since the fifth grade, and they also both have worked at Casa Del Pomba in Livermore for Deacon Dave Rezendez on his annual Christmas light displays.
To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a Scout must be active in his troop, demonstrate leadership, earn 21 merit badges including in the areas of citizenship, camping, communications, cooking and lifesaving or emergency preparedness as well as demonstrate that he lives by the principles of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.
He must also plan, develop and provide leadership in a service project benefiting a school, religious institution or community group.
Anyone interested in any level of Scouting can contact Twin Valley District executive Matt Lindberg at email@example.com.