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Renee Duan earns Eagle Scout Award

Original post made by Ken mano, Willow West, on Mar 19, 2023

Renee Duan has qualified to become an Eagle Scout, her Court of Honor will be held on April 30, 2023. Renee is the daughter of Lianxin Zhang and Shane Duan of San Ramon, California and is a member of Troop 2998, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6298 of Pleasanton. Many thanks go to her scoutmaster, Mike Lennox for all the assistance and preparation for achievement of this award.

Renee has been active in scouting and has held the leadership positions of Scribe, Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and Senior Patrol Leader. She loves scouting, especially all the outdoor activities, learning scout skills, and the safe and fun environment to learn leadership and teamwork. To become an Eagle Scout, participation and being a leader is a requirement.

For her Eagle project, Renee built a portable watershed demonstration table for the Livermore Area Regional Park District, which is a topographical 3D model of Livermore Valley and Del Valle that water can flow through to show the importance of watersheds in our local area. Eagle scout projects are required to learn leadership skills and give back to the community.

Renee is a sophomore at Dougherty Valley High School. She is active in the Dance Team and is co-founder of “A Million Piece of Trash Service Project”. She loves dance, being in the orchestra, band and going backpacking.

Troop 2998 is an all-female scout troop with members throughout the Tri-Valley area, females have been able to join Scouting since February 1, 2019, Renee is the seventh scout to earn the Eagle award since it’s founding. There are currently 46 scouts in the troop. Any young women interested in joining scouting can contact scoutmaster, Mike Lennox at [email protected]

To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a Scout must be active in their troop, provide leadership, earn 21 merit badges including the areas of 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. They must also plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project benefiting a religious institution, school or community group.

Anyone interested in joining any level of Scouting can contact the Twin Valley District Executive, Andrew Evans, [email protected]


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