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Community - June 5, 2013

Troop 206 honors three Eagle Scouts

Three local scouts — Sean Smith, Sean McBirney, and Peter Bugos — received their Eagle award from Troop 2006 at a Court of Honor held May 5 at St. Matthias Church in Redwood City.

Troop 206, first chartered by Trinity Episcopal Church in Menlo Park in 1958, has advanced 177 scouts to Eagle rank in the past 55 years. Its membership currently includes 52 active scouts from Atherton, Menlo Park, Woodside and Redwood City.

Sean Smith, 17, is the son of Sheri Simmons and David W. Smith of Menlo Park. He joined Cub Scouts in the third grade with Pack 222 in Menlo Park, then bridged to Troop 206 in 2006. During his seven years with the troop he has taken on many leadership roles and was named "Scout of the Year" this year by the District in recognition of his leadership and teaching in Troop 206.

His Eagle project involved making sturdy wood markers to identify plants along the Huddart Park nature trail. His project involved more than 300 volunteer hours.

A senior at Menlo-Atherton High School, he is interested in physics, computer science and art history. He has played a variety of sports from lacrosse to cross country to track and field. A second generation Eagle, his father, David Smith, was also an Eagle Scout.

Sean McBirney,18, is the son of Linda and Mark McBirney of Menlo Park. Sean has been involved with scouting since the second grade. He joined Pack 222 as a Tiger Cub Scout and transitioned into Troop 206 in fifth grade. He has taken part in many outdoor backpack trips, weekend camping, summer camps and training sessions. He also served in a different scouting leadership position every year.

His Eagle project was completing a park renovation of Seminary Oaks Park in Menlo Park.

A senior at Menlo-Atherton High School, Sean has been accepted at UC Riverside and is interested in majoring in business. He has been a member of the handbell choir at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church for 10 years and is active in Awana, a Christian-based program. He enjoys riding dirt bikes with his family. His older brother, Collin, is also an Eagle Scout.

Peter Bugos, is the son of Kelly and Glenn Bugos of Redwood City. As a member of Troop 206, he has spent 156 nights camping, backpacked more than 641 miles and contributed more than 122 hours of community service. So far, he has earned 33 merit badges and expects to earn some Eagle palms. He has been active in the Catholic scouting program and earned his Ad Altare Dei emblem

For his Eagle project, he created a meditation garden for St. Matthias Church in Redwood City. More than 50 scouts assisted him, contributing more than 330 hours of service. The project involved clearing a quarter-acre plot, building a river bed for runoff water, two benches, two planters and a bridge, and covering the area with tan bark or rock.

Peter is a junior at Sequoia High School in the International Baccalaureate Diploma program and runs cross country and track.

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