Kyle John Cavanaugh, a member of Boy Scout Troop 948, is now an Eagle Scout, the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve.
Cavanaugh, who lives in Pleasanton with his parents Wendy and Brian Cavanaugh, will graduate this spring from Amador Valley High School, where he was on the leadership team for the marching band and played trumpet for the school’s wind ensemble, which performed at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2018 and at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago in December 2019.
For his Eagle project, Cavanaugh led a team of 16 volunteers in restoring the marching band’s flatbed trailer, stripping the rust and repainting the frame, rewiring, and replacing the wood boards.
To achieve the rank of Eagle, a Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges and plan, develop and provide leadership for a service project benefiting a religious institution, school or community group. A Court of Honor will be scheduled once the shelter-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic is lifted.
Cavanaugh will enter the University of San Diego this fall, where he intends to study mechanical engineering with the goal of one day starting his own company.