Burbank resident David McBride earns Eagle Scout rank

Mayor Jess Talamantes attended the ceremony

David McBride

Another Burbank resident earned the Eagle Scout Rank, Scouting’s highest honor. On August 14, an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for David McBride of Burbank Troop 210 was held at the Burbank Elks Lodge. Also on hand to honor David was Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes, former Mayor and current City Councilman Bob Frutos, as well as current and former leaders Exalted Rulers of the Elks Lodge and President of the Travel Town Museum Foundation , Greg Gneier.

David, who has lived his entire life in Burbank, recently graduated from Burbank High School. He joined Burbank Cub Scouts Pack 212 while in second grade, where he earned his Arrow of Light award before moving to BSA Troop 210 Scouts. Troop 210 has been an active scout troop in Burbank since its founding in 1977. This year marks his 45e anniversary.

David has been a leader in his troop, serving as Senior Patrol Leader and Troop Guide and Team Leader at the Philmont Scout Ranch. During his tenure with the scout troop, David attended several summer camps, including volunteering as a staff member, and twice participated in 12-day treks at the Philmont High Adventure Camp in New Mexico. Troop 210 is active in camping and hiking, and with them David has covered over 200 miles.

David stands next to the locomotive he helped refurbish

In addition to the many practical outdoor, safety, and leadership skills Scouts learn, David has also served our local communities with 150 hours of recorded community service for Burbank Temporary Aid, Stough Canyon, Operation Gratitude, several local churches, and Travel. Town.

David’s Eagle Scout service project was the latest of several projects needed to refurbish an historic locomotive located in Travel Town near Griffith Park. David’s project took place during the time of covid restrictions, testing his leadership and perseverance to complete his project safely. The Stockton Terminal & Eastern Locomotive #1 can be toured for free along with many other historic trains and locomotives at Travel Town on Zoo Drive near Burbank, a local favorite for train enthusiasts young and old.

Jess Talamantes and Bob Frutos both attended the ceremony at Elk’s Lodge

Along with being a scout, David McBride is also an athlete and is currently on a gap year baseball program in Texas while attending college. He plans to move on to college next year as a student-athlete.

Boy Scouts of America offers many programs for boys and girls from kindergarten through 20. More information can be found at https://beascout.scouting.org/

The Stockton Terminal & Eastern Locomotive #1 can be visited for free along with many other historic trains and locomotives at Travel Town on Zoo Drive near Burbank

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