San Diego State. . . Here I come!










Joaquin started at SDSU 08/27/2012. He has a full schedule but is ready for the challenge.

SDSU - Activities

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Scouting is one of our family activities. MC is generally elbow deep into the administration, as well as, taking a leadership role in many of the troop activities.

Joaquin has recently earned his LIFE EAGLE Scout rank. He's now working on his final rank of Eagle and some of the toughest requirements yet. He is half way there and doing a great job. Click here for the Troop 2001 web site.


Houston, we have an Eagle!

On October 6th, 2010, Joaquin finally did it.  He has his eagle rank in Scouts.  Only 3% of all scouts achieve this top rank. His board of review was a panel of five members from BSA counsel who interviewed him and his accomplishments in scouting over the past years.






Eagle Project

Each scout is free to choose what they want to do on their Eagle project. For Joaquin, he elected to help out Santa Cruz Church in Tijuana, Mx where he has been attending for the past year and half. They have a need to replace the small elementary school style desks used for their class room. Many of the desks are too small, broken and just not functional. His Scout Eagle project is to build (from scratch) 16 new desks and acquire proper chairs too.

Below are a few photos of how it looks today. Click on the photo for a larger image. The budget for the project is estimated at $900. The entire amount will be acquired through fundraising and donations. He started the project in Dec 2009 and expects to complete it by March 2010.


For more info on the project... click here














Joaquin's Italian Guest

The Itialian class at BVHS has a student exchange program. We had the opportunity to host one of the 20+ girls (Francesca) who lived with us for 10-days.











MC, Francesca and Joaquin



International Camporee

The boys just came back from a fun and exciting International Camporee in Ensenada Mexico. They earned 2nd Place in the Trialthon.

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Recent Camp out at Fish Creek - Anza Borego Desert

Although like many of the scouts, Joaquin is not too fond of the long and boring hikes but he enjoys the outdoors and the social interaction with his friends and companions in the troop. The troop does a lot of activities from participating in community events to hiking and camping. They spent a week of their summer at Cherry Valley. It's a dedicated Boy Scout ranch on Catalina Island. They fine tuned their survival skills and a few of the boys earned their badge and certificate for Life Guard.


Joaquin has held a variety of positions over the past few years as well as actively participated a number of leadership training classes.


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