Five Boy Scouts from Alamo Troop 216 have achieved the highest award in Scouting, the Eagle rank.

Family, friends, troop members and guests celebrated at an Eagle Court of Honor this past June at Hillside Community Church in Walnut Creek.

On their path to Eagle, the boys were guided by Scoutmasters Fred Hofstetter, Dan Lucht, Tom Absher and Thor Grossen.

Each of the Scouts completed numerous requirements and demonstrated leadership ability before planning and implementing a project beneficial to our community.

Matthew Whitman, son of Pam and Tom Whitman of Walnut Creek, built a lunch/picnic destination at Las Lomas High School. Matthew is a senior at Las Lomas.

Nik Lehmkuhl, son of Jack and Gunilla Lehmkuhl of Walnut Creek, also did his service project at Las Lomas High School.

He did a rebeautification project on the Las Lomas campus that created another place for students to eat lunch. Nik is a senior attending International High School in Sweden.

Matthew Monahan, son of Cathy and Michael Monahan of Walnut Creek, built multiple landscape structures in front of the historic home at Borges Ranch in the City of Walnut Creek's open space.

Matthew is a freshman attending the University of Oregon at Eugene.

Austin Cohen, son of Peggy and Lew Cohen of Alamo, completed a renovation of seven teak benches at Oak Park in Danville. Austin is a graduate of Monte Vista High School.

He is pursuing a career with a startup software company while attending Diablo Valley College.

Greg Smithers, son of Carol and Tom Smithers of Walnut Creek, built a trailhead kiosk on the outskirts of Borges Ranch in the City of Walnut Creek's open space. Greg is a freshman attending University of Oregon at Eugene.