Two La Cañada students in Montrose's Boy Scout Troop 317 were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in April.
Nicholas Cascelli, son of John and Deirdre Cascelli of Glendale, is an 18-year-old senior at where he participates on the track team as well as in the men’s choir.
Cascelli is an active member of Boy Scout Troop 317 which is sponsored by .
For his Eagle Scout project, Cascelli led a group of scouts and adults in building 16 Bible stands for the newly combined Saint James Elementary and Holy Redeemer Middle School.
As a graduate of Holy Redeemer Catholic School, Nicholas felt it was important that the Bible had a place of prominence in every classroom. The stands were designed by Nicholas’s grandfather, Richard Cascelli, and constructed with wood generously donated by Swaner Hardwood Company in Burbank. Nicholas intends to continue to be active with Troop 317 by accepting a position on the newly formed Troop Eagle Committee.
Cascelli started his scouting career as a Tiger Cub with Pack 317 in 2000.
Throughout Cub Scouting, Nicholas has earned his Tiger, Bobcat, Wolf, Bear and Webelos badges, as well as Cub Scouting’s highest award, the Arrow of Light. Nicholas also earned both Catholic religious medals, Light of Christ and Parvuli Dei.
In May of 2005, Nicholas bridged into Boy Scout Troop 317 charting his path toward Eagle. During his time with scouting, Nicholas enjoyed the outdoors on numerous outings, including white water rafting, summer camps, hikes and community service. Nicholas has earned 31 merit badges as well as the Ad Altare Dei religious medal.
Marshall Tush, son of John and Lisa Tush of Pasadena, also was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout and celebrated his rank advancement with Cascelli.
For his Eagle project, he planned and coordinated the collection of canned food from residents in Sparr Heights and the Linda Vista neighborhood in Pasadena for the Friends in Deed pantry operated by the Ecumenical Council of Pasadena Area Congregations.
Tush, 18, also a senior at St. Francis, is a member of the track team. He intends to study business administration at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth.
Marshall started his scouting career in first grade as a Tiger Cub with Pack 317 at Holy Redeemer.
In 2005, he bridged into Troop 317 Boy Scouts and continued through the ranks. He held leadership positions as a patrol leader, chaplain’s aide, and senior patrol leader. He enjoys working with the younger scouts helping them to perfect many of the skills that he learned while at their age.
Information for this article was provided by Lisa Tush.