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Perris Honors 10 New Eagle Scouts

Members of Boy Scout Troop 428 who earned the rank of Eagle Scout received Certificates of Appreciation at the March 12 Perris City Council meeting.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 428 who earned the rank of Eagle Scout received Certificates of Appreciation at the March 12 Perris City Council meeting. Perris Mayor Daryl Busch and City Councilwoman Rita Rogers made the presentation on behalf of the City Council.
Scouts pictured with Mayor Busch and Councilwoman Rogers
Back Row, starting with the adult
Jim Garza, Jacob Cisneros, Jason Slilgebouer, and Ray Cisneros
Middle row,
Jasper Andrade, Christopher Cole, Christian Garza, and Ed Slilgebouer
Front Row
Matthew Biscailuz, and Christain Karjala.

City officials presented certificates of achievement to 10 Perris teen-agers who earned the rank of Eagle Scout within the last year.
Perris Mayor Daryl Busch and City Councilwoman Rita Rogers presented the certificates to members of Troop 428 during the March 12 Perris City Council meeting. The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest in the Boy Scouts.

“We are very proud of our Eagle Scouts and proud of this troop for the exceptional number of Eagle Scouts they produced in one year,” Busch said. “Attaining the rank of Eagle Scout represents a significant milestone in their lives. It is quite an accomplishment.”

Troop Master Ray Cisneros said the new Eagle Scouts range from 14 to 18 years of age. To achieve their Eagle Scout rank, they had to earn 21 merit badges and complete a community service project. Several of the scouts completed renovations on a prayer garden at the First Congregational Church in Perris, where Troop 428 is based. That project included installing new walkways and benches. Another Eagle Scout restriped the church parking lot.  Another Eagle Scout rebuilt the bulletin board display case for another church and still another built a retirement-flag box and presented it to the Perris Veterans of Foreign Wars, who collect torn and tattered flags for proper disposal.

All the Eagle Scouts had to develop and plan their project, fund-raise to get the money to complete the work and do all the construction themselves.

“The guys did a lot of hard work,” Cisneros said. “It takes a lot to become an Eagle Scout. Only one in 100 Boy Scouts earns the honor.”

Cisneros said he has been working with some of the Eagle Scouts since they were in first-grade.

“It’s heartening to see these kids grow up,” he said. “Some of them are getting ready to go to college.”

He said he is glad the City demonstrated its support for the new Eagle Scouts by recognizing them with Certificates of Achievement.

“It makes them feel honored and respected,” Cisneros said.