Vincent Fuso, Randy Lipelt and Maximiliano Sanchez, members of Boy Scout Troop No. 199, earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Aug. 21.
Fuso’s community service project included installing a rock on the footing of the Knights Ferry Replica Bridge at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum’s educational Sunshine Trail. Vincent is the son of Tony and Melanie Fuso, of Lodi.
Lipelt’s project was building a memorial gazebo that was erected at the Mokelumne Fire Department in Lockeford in honor of Battalion Chief Carey Nelson, who lost his life to cancer. Lipelt is the son of Randy and Sue Lipelt, of Lockeford.
Sanchez’s project was a book drive for the Aspire Charter Schools in the Lodi Unified School District. He collected more than 1,800 books for the charter schools. Sanchez is the son of Roldolfo and Cynthia Sanchez, of Lodi.
To become an Eagle Scout, scouts must earn the required 21 merit badges, plus additional badges of their choice, serve in a variety of leadership roles and complete a major community service project. A court of honor for the three will be held in December at St. Paul Lutheran Church.