Two Scripps Ranch Boy Scouts from Troop 616, Nikhil Kalita and Matthew Cederquist, recently earned the Eagle Scout rank. For his project, Nikhil replaced a gardening box at the Miramar Ranch Elementary School (MRE) Gardening Club with a larger, safer, more durable one. With help from Garden Club Chair Eric Morgan, fellow Troop 616 scouts, and friends and family, Nikhil gave the garden area a refresh by cleaning out old sheds and dead plants. The project template and design was given to aspiring Troop 616 Eagle Scouts to continue assisting the MRE Gardening Club.

Matthew worked with the City of Poway to design and implement a Land Navigation Course at Garden Road Park. The course has 10 points marked with survey markers, providing a place where community members can learn how to navigate using a GPS or map and a compass. For more information about Troop 616 go to