Scout Projects

Travel Town is extremely proud and grateful for the dozens of young men and young women who have done their BSA Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Gold Award leadership projects at the Museum!  The hard work and accomplishments of these scouts has had a tremendous impact on Travel Town, often providing the catalyst and resources necessary to accomplish important projects that would otherwise be beyond the reach of our own museum forces.  These young men and women are indeed America’s Leaders of Tomorrow!

Travel Town's Honor Role of Eagle and Gold Award Scouts

David McBride, Eagle Scout – 2021

Verdugo Hills Council – Troop 210
Replacement of Tender Coupler Beam on Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad  steam locomotive No. 1.

Benjamin Cronin, Eagle Scout – 2020

Greater Los Angeles Area Council – Troop 84
Refurbished G-Gauge Garden Railroad and plantings next to the Volunteer Center.

Rohith Saravana, Eagle Scout – 2019

Verdugo Hills Council – Troop 210
Refurbishment and repainting of front portion of Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad  steam locomotive No. 1.

Jean Luc Mari Lesaca, Eagle Scout – 2019

Greater Los Angeles Area Council – Troop 509
Railroad tie replacement and general maintenance on Travel Town display track 5E.

Luc Gutierrez, Eagle Scout – 2019

Greater Los Angeles Area Council – Troop 351
Completely rebuilt engineer’s Cab on Los Angeles Harbor Department steam locomotive No. 31.

JR Westwood, Eagle Scout - 2018

Verdugo Hills Council – Troop 264
Repainting of the new Craig Smith Volunteer Center.

Jeremy Pederson, Eagle Scout – 2017

Western Los Angeles Area Council – Troop 84
Construction of access stairs for the Union Pacific Railroad steam locomotive No. 4439 display.

Shri Saravana, Eagle Scout – 2017

Verdugo Hills Council – Troop 210
Electrical and Water Demarcation Stenciling Project in Locomotive Pavilion work areas.

Alexander Kang, Eagle Scout – 2016

Greater Los Angeles Area Council – Troop 84
Refurbishment of historic Searchlight Signal 1252 from
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.

Will Cosso, Eagle Scout– 2016

San Gabriel Valley Council – Troop 111
Organization of parts for Heisler steam locomotive preservation.  Pickering Lumber Corp. No. 2

Joon Kim, Eagle Scout – 2016

Greater Los Angeles Area Council – Troop 777
Refurbishment of 3-Light Wayside Signal from
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.

Nathan Scott, Eagle Scout – 2016

Western Los Angeles Area Council – Troop 25
Replacement of Pilot Beam on Shay steam locomotive,
Camino-Placerville & Lake Tahoe Railroad No. 2.

Joseph An, Eagle Scout – 2015

Greater Los Angeles Area Council – Troop 777
Refurbishment of 3-Light Wayside Signal from
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.

Logan Ecsedy, Eagle Scout – 2015

Ventura County Council – Troop 234
Railroad tie replacement and general maintenance on Travel Town display tracks.

Alex Schaefer, Eagle Scout - 2015

Los Angeles Council – Troop 333
Repainting and Headlight Refurbishment on Union Pacific Railroad  steam locomotive No. 4439.

Liam Cook, Eagle Scout – 2015

California Inland Empire Council – Troop 655
Restoration of  wayside concrete Telephone Booth from
Southern Pacific Lines.

Michael Sosa-Siens, Eagle Scout – 2014

Verdugo Hills Council – Troop 210
Restoration and installing of crossing flasher signal at the museum service entrance roadway.

Joshua Gomez, Eagle Scout - 2014

Los Angeles Council – Troop 121
Replacing, remounting and painting Pilot Beam on Los Angeles Harbor Department steam locomotive No. 31.

Attilla Ecsedy, Eagle Scout – 2014

Ventura County Council  – Troop 234
Railroad tie replacement and general maintenance on Travel Town display tracks.

Zachary Fuhrman, Eagle Scout - 2013

Verdugo Hills Council – Troop 210
Refurbishing and Repainting of Travel Town Volunteer Building “A”.

Timothy Gneier , Eagle Scout - 2013

Verdugo Hills Council  – Troop 210
Rebuilding of Grade Crossing on Lead Track, with tie replacement and construction of concrete mowing strips.

Brandon Meyers, Eagle Scout - 2013

Los Angeles Council – Troop 54
Refurbish Diesel Locomotive Traction Motor and Axle for museum display adjacent to historic Arcadia Depot.

Alec LeDoux, Eagle Scout - 2012

Verdugo Hills Council  – Troop 210
Railroad tie replacement and general maintenance on Travel Town display tracks.

Omid Tavikoli, Eagle Scout - 2011

Verdugo Hills Council – Troop 210
Refurbishment of switch stand, concrete curb repair, and railroad tie replacement on Travel Town display tracks.

Katy Gneier, Gold Award - 2011

Girl Scout Troop 7351, Glendale
Restoration of Pacific Electric Railway’s  “Rio Vista  Waiting Station.

Denny Kim, Eagle Scout - 2011

Los Angeles – Troop 621
Restoration of two standard-gauge Track Equipment Carts.

Thomas Cisneros, Eagle Scout - 2011

San Gabriel Valley Council – Troop 351
Replacement of ties in Crossover of Travel Town display tracks 5-6.

Wade Geissel, Eagle Scout - 2010

Verdugo Hills Council – Troop 265
Trenching and installation of 300′ subterranean electrical conduit for new signal system.

Ryan Heaney, Eagle Scout - 2010

Los Angeles Council – Troop 621
Restoration and installation of T-2 Semaphore Signal from
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.

Peter Sailer, Eagle Scout - 2010

Los Angeles Council – Troop 84
Installation of Outdoor Electrical Outlets for the Locomotive Pavilion display/work track 4E.

Markos Generales, Eagle Scout - 2009

Los Angeles Council – Troop 84
Rehabilitation and repainting of Shay steam locomotive,
Camino-Placerville & Lake Tahoe Railroad  No. 2.

Evan Moffit, Eagle Scout - 2010​

Los Angeles Council – Troop 10
Rehabilitation of Boom on American Crane No. 1887

Zach Totten, Eagle Scout - 2008

Ventura County Council – Troop 234
Restoration of U.S. Navy Flat Car, including decking replacement, repainting and relettering.

Adam Goldman, Eagle Scout - 2008

Verdugo Hills Council – Troop 209
Railroad tie replacement and turnout maintenance on Travel Town display track 4E.

Nick Perino, Eagle Scout - 2007

Los Angeles Council – Troop 84
Construction of Track-side Retaining Wall adjacent Travel Town display track 8W.

Gregory Ramsey, Jr., Eagle Scout - 2007

Ventura County Council – Troop 234
Railroad tie replacement and general maintenance on Travel Town display track 8W.

Crista Mills, Gold Award - 2006

Girl Scout Troop 1290, Burbank
Creation of the Dining Car China Garden.

Owen Connolly, Eagle Scout - 2006​

San Gabriel Valley Council – Troop 501
Creation of Railroad Track Panel Display adjacent to Southern Pacific Lines  Arcadia Freight Depot.

Scott Hanson, Eagle Scout - 2006​

Verdugo Hills Council – Troop 210
Complete restoration of a railroad depot Baggage Wagon from the Railway Express Agency.

Jeffery Barrow, Eagle Scout - 1998

Verdugo Hills Council – Troop 204
Complete rebuilding of Travel Town display track 7W.

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Eagle & Gold Award Scout Projects

The BSA rank of Eagle Scout and the Gold Award in Girl Scouting are the highest rank achievements attainable in these scouting programs.  One of the many requirements needed to earn these prestigious ranks is the successful completion of a leadership project that directly benefits the scout’s community.  Each leadership project requires that the scout plan, organize, fundraise, and execute a significant community service project.    At Travel Town, individual scouts are able to demonstrate their leadership abilities while also doing a “good turn” for the Museum and its visitors!

These projects are wonderful win-win situations for both the scouts and the Museum – providing great impetus for progress in the Museum’s historic preservation and education efforts!